Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game."Spanish Flea" is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter. 24 and gaining a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental.
Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
In the United States, the song is closely associated with the long-running game show The Dating Game, for which it served as the "Bachelor’s Theme".
The song was also recorded by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 on their 1966 debut album, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66.
On this album, eventual members of the Tijuana Brass (John Pisano, guitar and Bob Edmondson, trombone) were featured as well as elite session musicians from Wrecking Crew: Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, Chuck Berghofer, and Russell Bridges (who would later become famous in his own right as Leon Russell).