was unable to find a label interested in releasing the track. Shannon did attempt to himself record "I Go to Pieces" in the August 1964 session at Mira Sound Studios NYC, which yielded Shannon's single "Do You Wanna Dance" and its B-side "This is All I Have to Give". However Shannon was unable to cut a satisfactory vocal of "I Go to Pieces" before the three hours booked for the session ran out.
Following the success of the Peter and Gordon version of "I Go to Pieces", Del Shannon himself recorded the song at Bell Sound Studio NYC in March 1965. Basing his version on the arrangement utilized by Peter and Gordon, Shannon's version of his own composition was effectively one of a number of covers of recent hits which comprised his album One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty One Seconds with Del Shannon. Shannon also sang on the remake of "I Go to Pieces" by Nils Lofgren on his 1981 album Night Fades Away.