Billboard #1 Hits: #158: “Good Lovin'”- Young Rascals. April 30, 1966. #1 for 1 week.
- Single:” Good Lovin'”- Young Rascals
- Record Company- Atlantic
- Genre: R&B, Blue-eyed Soul.
- Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
- Time: 2:28
- B-side:”Mustang Sally”
- Album- The Young Rascals
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100.
The original version of “Good Lovin”- came out in 1965 by The Olympics and peaked at #81. The Young Rascals Felix Cavaliere heard the Olympics single on a New York radio station and liked it- and added it to the Young Rascals concert repertoire. When they went in to record co-produce Tom Dowd got them to record it- The Young Rascals really weren’t all that wild about the performance– and of course it is released as a single and goes to #1. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame lists it as one of their 500 Songs Which Shaped Rock and Roll. Rolling Stone ranked “Good Lovin’ at #333 in their 500 Greatest Singles Ever list and critic Dave Marsh ranked it at #101 in his 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made book. The song has been covered over the years by numerous artists- it became a staple on Grateful Dead set lists.