You Didn't Have to Be So Nice

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"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" Lovin' Spoonful single.jpg
Single by The Lovin' Spoonful
from the album Daydream
B-side"My Gal"
ReleasedNovember 13, 1965
GenreFolk rock, pop[1]
LabelKama Sutra 205
Songwriter(s)Steve Boone, John Sebastian
Producer(s)Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology
"Do You Believe in Magic"
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"

"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.[1]

It has been cited as an inspiration for the composition of the song "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.[2]

It was inspired by Nurit Wilde per songwriter Steve Boone.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Richie Unterberger. "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice - The Lovin' Spoonful | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  2. ^ "Beach Boys: Our top 50 hits". Newsday. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
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  4. ^ "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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