The " A " side of this single is not the Del Shannon song with the same title. It is a twee effort , with poor lyrics and a weak vocal by Conrad. He's better on the flip side , " Twist My Wrist " , which benefits from a deft arrangement with a good twist beat.
Two catchy " popcorn " tracks by Jess Conrad ; " You Can Do It If You Try " is the better of the two songs. Jess Conrad isn't a great singer , but he gets by on undemanding material like this , which is enhanced by sparkling arrangements from the always-reliable Johnny Keating. This single stalled at no. 50 in the U.K. ; Jess Conrad's biggest hit was " Mystery Girl " ( no. 18 , in January 1961 ).