Hard to believe this song was a B-side — hopefully, Liberty won’t make that mistake again:
The A-side – “She’s Just My Style” – was part of an incredible run of commercial success: the band’s fifth consecutive Top Ten hit of 1965. Along with The Lovin’ Spoonful, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, are one of only two acts whose first seven single releases all reached Top Ten (not counting “Doin’ the Flake” – a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes promotional release – which didn’t chart).
Limited edition promotional party platter
As Ray Shasho points out in The Examiner:
“1965 became a momentous year for Gary Lewis & The Playboys. “This Diamond Ring” sold over one million copies and became a gold disc. Cashbox Magazine named Gary Lewis “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and a string of hits just kept on coming. The Playboy’s second hit single “Count Me In” reached #2 on the charts. The band continued to churn out the hits with “Save Your Heart for Me” (#2 Billboard Hot 100 Hit), “Everybody Loves a Clown” (#4 Billboard Hot 100 Hit) and “She’s Just My Style” (#3 Billboard Hot 100 Hit).”