Friday, December 10, 2010

My Life's Soundtrack Part 38 - Sugar Sugar by The Archies

I knew the 1970's would usher in a different pop sound when I heard this song. Produced by hit-maker Don Kirshner (who wrote it for the Monkees - who rejected it), with lead vocals by Ron Dante, probably backed by Brill Building wife-husband songwriting monsters, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. Are you sitting down? This was #1 Billboard Pop, #1 in England, #1 on Cashbox, #1 in Germany, #1 on WLS in Chicago, and #6 in Australia! I guess Don figured that a cartoon version of The Monkees would work, and give him a lot less grief. Hey, I used to read Archie comics too Don, but seriously...?

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