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"
Released November 13, 1965
Genre Folk rock, pop[1]
Length 2:29
Label Kama Sutra 205
Writer(s) Steve Boone, John Sebastian
Producer(s) Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology
"Do You Believe in Magic"
(1965)
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"
(1965)
"Daydream"
(1966)

"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]

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