You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (as made famous by The Lovin’ Spoonful)

“You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” is the second single released by The Lovin’ Spoonful, released in 1965. The song was featured on their 1966 album Daydream. It reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1966.[1]

It has been cited as an inspiration for the composition of the song “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys.[2]