Lesser known originals

Poignant for me - as my good lady served her Soviet time on a carrot farm collective - each morning they played the Quo version to get them up and a digging.
I think it is safe to say it isn't her favourite song ( nor mine as I prefer The Frantic Four era)
Halfway To Paradise - Tony Orlando (without Dawn😃)
When he came to the UK in the 60s he was booed for singing this by all the girls who thought it was aBilly Fury song.