How Can I Be Sure

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"How Can I Be Sure" is a popular song. Written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, it was originally recorded by The Young Rascals on their 1967 album Groovin' and became their fourth Top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at #4.

This was the group's highest charted record with Eddie Brigati singing lead vocals.The song featured the sounds of an accordion in the background, as well as a trumpet, piano, drums, and strings. This gives the feeling of cabaret music. The lines of the chorus read:

How can I be sure?
In a world that's constantly changing,
How can I be sure?
... I'll be sure with you.

The song came out of the experience with transcendental meditation that the Rascals were involved in.

That same year, French singer Nicoletta sold two million copies of the song, as "Je ne pense que t'aimer", the version which subsequently inspired Dusty Springfield's version.

That same year Quebec singer Michel Pagliaro (lead singer of the band Les Chanceliers) released a cover of this song in French ("A Paris la Nuit").

The Rascals single's B-side, "I'm So Happy Now" (also included on the Groovin' album), was written and sung by Rascals guitarist Gene Cornish. Featuring a unique guitar phase-out ending, it was the first Cornish-penned song to appear on a Rascals single.

"How Can I Be Sure" was revived in 1972 with a version from David Cassidy, which became a major hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching #25 on the Billboard......
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