The song was written by Leroy Swearingen, and originally recorded in 1961 by his group The Stereos. Released by Cub Records, it reached 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
If you remember that song then I’ll tell you that the Beatles wrote a song that I think was actually a nick, a bit of a pitch off that one. It was a song that John wrote and I sang on the very first Beatle album called ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’. If you check that against the song you’re referring to on Troppo, that’s round two of where ‘Secret’ came from [laughter]. It’s a fun track.
George Harrison: Reconsidered, Timothy White
Harrison’s version of ‘I Really Love You’ was issued in the USA and Netherlands on 9 February 1983 as the second single from Gone Troppo, with ‘Circles’ on the b-side. It failed to chart.
A promotional single had mono and stereo mixes, the last Harrison release to do so.