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It was a number one pop hit in 1964 for the American girl group The Shangri-Las.
The single is one of the group's best known songs as well as a popular cultural example of a "teenage tragedy song".
The young actress was especially popular with the 'tween set, though her fan base soon extended across all age ranges: "I don't think the Disney Channel gives us enough credit for the age range .
Featuring songs written by both Hilary and Haylie Duff, the album eventually went triple-platinum in the United States.
“I always wanted to be like my older sister, Haylie. In 1993, they moved to California with their mother, who began managing their careers.
I don't have to struggle with the questions a lot of other women do.”“It's very humbling. "When she learned to ride a bike, I had to as well. It was a positive experience for both of the girls, who, in turn, aspired to act professionally.
She worked on the show alongside Michael Chiklis, who said after working with her for one day, "This young girl is going to be a movie star." Unfortunately, Chiklis's was not the only opinion that mattered.
After just one episode—the pilot—Duff was dropped from the series by its producers.
The song was covered in 1985 by the heavy metal band Twisted Sister who had a moderate hit with their version.
), but instead it was needed as a follow-up to the Shangri-Las hit "Remember (Walking in the Sand)".
By now, Duff had developed a reputation as a teen idol and drew comparisons to the late Annette Funicello, who had risen to prominence as the star of , which earned platinum certification, and launched her own fashion line, Stuff by Hilary Duff, which saw mass distribution through Target and K-Mart.