The song “Over and Over” was written by Robert James Byrd, which is the real name of singer, songwriter, and record producer Bobby Day. “Over and Over” tells the story of a man who isn’t excited about going to a party until he sees a pretty girl. Unfortunately for him, she’s waiting for her steady date. In 1958, Day’s recording of “Over and Over” went to #1 on the U.S. R&B Chart and #41 on the U.S. Top 100 Chart. The Dave Clark Five had an international hit with “Over and Over” in 1965. Their cover went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box chart. It also went to #5 in New Zealand and #2 in Sweden. It was #24 in Australia and #45 in the U.K.
The Dave Clark Five consisted of Dave Clark (drums), Mike Smith (organ and lead vocals)), Lenny Davidson (guitar), Rick Huxley (bass), and Denis Payton (tenor and baritone saxophone). They had what was called (for promotional purposes) the Tottenham Sound, as they had formed in Tottenham, London, England. The term was a response to the Mersey Beat sound of the Liverpool, Manchester, etc., bands. Anyway, they had a great big beat, and added texture with the saxophone. Their songs were generally light and entertaining.