The UK entry emerged as usual from 1964 Song For Europe TV show. In an unusual move, only one singer, Matt Monro, was chosen by the BBC to present each song. The songwriters chosen were all hit composers - Lionel Bart, Tony Hatch, Norman Newell, Mitch Murray, Leslie Bricusse and Hal Shaper. The Tony Hatch song "I Love The Little Things," arranged by John Scott (as Johnny Scott), scored a runaway victory, beating Mitch Murray's "I've Got The Moon On My Side" into second place.

"I Love The Little Things" was subsequently released in the UK as one track on an EP which contained all of the songs entered, and reached Number 16 on the charts. It was also released as a single, but failed to make the Top 50.

Tony Hatch went on to become of the most important British songwriters of all time, writing such hits as "Look For A Star" (Garry Mills), "Forget Him" (Bobby Rydell), "Sugar and Spice" (The Searchers), "Call Me" (Chris Montez), "You're The One" (The Vogues), "Where Are You Now" (Jackie Trent), "Joanna" (Scott Walker ), as well as "Downtown", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener" and "I Know A Place" (all for Petula Clark). He also penned themes for such British television shows as "Crossroads" and "Emmerdale Farm", as well as for the Australian soap "Neighbours".

In the final competition, the UK entry "I Love The Little Things", written by Tony Hatch, arranged by John Scott (as Johnny Scott) and performed by Matt Monro, finished 2nd with 17 points.