"A Groovy Kind of Love" is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager for the Screen Gems music publishing company. It is heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5 by Muzio Clementi. The song was released first by Diane & Annita in 1965, and several covers have since appeared on worldwide music charts.
Jack McGraw, who ran the London Screen Gems offices, thought the Wine/Bayer Sager song was a perfect match for the new group The Mindbenders, who recorded their cover of "A Groovy Kind of Love" in 1965. They liked the result so much that they named their first album A Groovy Kind of Love and released the song to radio as their debut single. It soon reached number two in the UK, and did the same in the United States when it was released there a year later.