The song, sung by Scottish singer Lulu, was first released as a single by Decca Records in the UK and Parrot Records in the US in November 1964. Lulu's recording charted at No.50 in the UK. The Exciters (1965). A slight variation of the song, named "There They Go". Released on Roulette 4632. David Bowie (1973). On his covers album Pin Ups.
American country music artist Mark Wills covered "Back at One" on his 2000 album Permanently, also releasing it as that album's first single.Released in October 1999 (two months after McKnight's version), Wills' cover peaked at number two on the Billboard country singles charts for a week behind "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw.