♫ How Can I Be Sure? ♫

This song was written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, and originally recorded by The Young Rascals for their 1967 album Groovin’ with a single release in August 1967 affording the group their fourth Top 10 hit peaking at #4 in the U.S.

The Young Rascals’ original version didn’t hit in the UK and the first time it charted was in 1970 when a revival by Dusty Springfield scraped into the charts at #36. Two years later David Cassidy, who was at the time along with The Osmonds the most popular teen idol in the UK, went all the way to the top of the British singles chart with his cover.

Since I have readers from all over the world, I decided to play all three … The Young Rascals, Dusty Springfield, and David Cassidy.  I have to confess that my headphones died in the middle of the first version and were still charging, so I did not get to listen to Springfield’s and Cassidy’s versions last night.  I love my wireless headphones, but I keep forgetting to charge them! Which version is your favourite?

How Can I Be Sure
The Rascals

How can I be sure in a world that’s constantly changing?
How can I be sure where I stand with you?

Whenever I, whenever I am away from you
I wanna die ’cause you know I wanna stay with you.
How do I know? Maybe you’re trying to use me.
Flying too high can confuse me. Touch me but don’t take me down.

Whenever I, whenever I am away from you
My alibi is telling people I don’t care for you.
Maybe I’m just hanging around with my head up upside down.
It’s a pity, I can’t seem to find someone who’s as pretty
and lovely as you.

How can I be sure? I really really really wanna know.
I really really really wanna know. Oh.

How can I be sure in a world that’s constantly changing?
How can I be sure? I’ll be sure with you.

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Edward J Brigati / Felix Cavaliere
How Can I Be Sure lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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