Dale & Grace began a short but successful career when they hit the top of U.S. charts in the autumn of 1963 with "I'm Leaving It Up to You." The single, a cover of an earlier Don & Dewey song, was the pair's first recording for the Montel label of Louisiana. Some credit it as the first swamp pop tune ever to claim the top spot on U.S. charts. The ballad also performed well in the U.K. but it did not enter the Top 40. Dale & Grace's second single, "Stop and Think It Over," became another hit for the duo when it rolled into the Top Ten in the U.S. that same year. Although the pair's debut album landed in the Top 100 in the U.S., their next single, "The Loneliest Night," was not as big a success as either of their first two singles or the album.