On this day in music history: April 30, 1966 - “Good Lovin’” by The Young Rascals hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick, it is the first chart topping single for the New York City based quartet. Written by former postman turned songwriter Rudy Clark (“Got My Mind Set On You”, “If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody”, “It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)”, “Everybody Plays The Fool” ), and his writing partner Arthur Resnick, the song is originally recorded in 1965 by R&B singer “Lemme B. Good”. Another version by The Olympics follows shortly after, and is the one heard by keyboardist/vocalist Felix Cavaliere on the radio. Shortly after, the band add the song to their repertoire begin playing it regularly in live performances. The Young Rascals record “Good Lovin’” as their second release on Atlantic after being signed in 1965. The band record “Good Lovin’” at Atlantic Studios in New York City with producers Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd. Released on February 21, 1966, the single is an instant smash upon its release. Entering the Hot 100 at #86 on March 12, 1966, it streaks to the top of the chart seven weeks later. “Good Lovin’” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
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