I had the opportunity last year to meet Donny Osmond. He talked about this song being one of his favourite Osmond Songs, although it created a challenge for him. The heavy rock production was quite a departure from the bands inherently pop sound. In North America where the Osmonds ruled the pop charts it hit top 20 but in France, Belgium and parts of Europe where audiences had not had a lot previous exposure to The Osmonds the hard rockin departure went to #1. Jumping on the success the band was sent to take their show to Europe. The challenge is that thousands of hard rocking Europeans came out to see the “Crazy Horse” hit makers which made it pretty uncomfortable for Donny to have to sing “Puppy Love” in audience where 14 year old pop fans were almost non-existent.