Young Love was written by Ric Cartey and Carole Joyner. It was first recorded by Ric Cartey with The Jiva- Tones in 1956. Mary Hopkin recorded her version in 1968. Her version was arranged and produced by Paul McCartney. It was released on her 1969 album Post Card. Paul McCartney and Denny Laine played the song during a jam session in the 1970s. John Lennon also played the song during a jam session in the late 1970s.