Helen Shapiro was a 14 year old teenager when she recorded "Walkin' Back to Happiness" in 1961. She had a pop career in the early 1960's in London, and The Beatles toured as her supporting act during 1963. Helen Shapiro is famous for rejecting a Beatles composition. Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote "Misery" for her, but she decided not to record it.
I first heard "Walkin' Back to Happiness" this year on the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series Breathless. I liked it from first listen, and find it perfect for a Monday morning.