You Didn't Have to Be So Nice
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|"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"|
|Single by The Lovin' Spoonful|
|from the album Daydream|
|Released||November 13, 1965|
|Genre||Folk rock, pop|
|Label||Kama Sutra 205|
|Songwriter(s)||Steve Boone, John Sebastian|
|The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology|
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" is the second single released by The Lovin' Spoonful, released in 1965. The song was featured on their 1966 album, Daydream. It reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1966.
- It was covered in 1966 by The Grass Roots on their first album, Where Were You When I Needed You.
- It was covered by 1967 by Astrud Gilberto on her fifth album, Beach Samba.
- It was covered by Amy Grant & Kevin Costner in Costner's 1997 film The Postman during the film's ending credits.
- It was covered and released as a single in 2014 by Nick Vernier Band.
- Richie Unterberger. "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice - The Lovin' Spoonful | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "Beach Boys: Our top 50 hits". Newsday. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "Nick Vernier Band - You Didn't Have To Be So Nice (short edit)". YouTube. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
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