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Sugar, Sugar

October 7, 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 7, 2008
  • Release Date: October 7, 2008
  • Label: Essential Media Group
  • Copyright: 2008 Essential Media Group LLC
  • Duration: 2:43 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001HE12FU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,233 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 17, 2011
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Saturday morning cartoons often featured mild forms of rock and roll music, sometimes incidental ("Scooby Doo, Where Are You?"), sometimes because the story line involved a band ("Josie and the Pussycats.") Based on the long popular comic book series, "The Archie Show" found main characters Archie, Betty, Jughead, Reggie, and Veronic performing in a high school band named The Archies. Written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim, "Sugar, Sugar" didn't rate much attention from major acts--and so it was recorded by Ron Dante, Andy Kim, and Toni Wine as a selection for The Archies.

The Archies had actually released an album in 1968 in order to capitalize on the cartoon series' popularity, but it wasn't until the 1969 follow-up EVERYTHING'S ARCHIE that the recordings gained a significant popularity--and that popularity was due to "Sugar, Sugar." Rumor has it that Mike Nesmith of The Monkees was so disgusted by the song that, when it was offered to them, he put his fist through the wall in protest. Well, maybe and maybe not, but doubtlessly every band to whom the song had been offered was seriously put out when it went to number one for four weeks and actually went on to become the best-selling single of the year.

The song is pure bubblegum, but it is bubblegum at its best, bright and bouncy, mindless and charming. Ron Dante sings lead (Archie) and Toni Wine sings the female vocals (Betty and Veronica), while both Dante and Andy Kim perform the general male back up vocals. The whole thing is infectious and a tremendous amount of innocent fun, very indicative of its era and of its light-pop-rock style. No doubt it will be most fondly remembered by those who first heard the song back in 1969, but it's a charming, really nice little recording.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer
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I didn't listen to the radio in 1969 when millions of people made this the number one hit single for the year. Later it was mentioned in A Clockwork Muse as a sign of American culture that got me wanting you.
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Have you heard of the Archies? Me neither. It's hard to take a group seriously that's named after a comic book. However, this upbeat, lively song is a classic that's very popular among our dance group. Get it, you're sure to like it.
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One day I was in the mood to add to one of my playlists and came across this song. I remember my sister and I, hairbrushes in hand, on top of the coffee table dancing and lip-syncing to this! A very good memory, so of course, I had to have it!
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By Rob on April 30, 2013
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I love how I can buy just the song I want and not the entire CD. When I do buy a CD with "Autorip" I get instant access to it through the cloud and the CD is still shipped to me.
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I met Ron Dante...the lead singer of The Archies...very nice man....He had a tremendous with the song...and did a great job with it.
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Great old song. Quality of sound is really good, compared to the records we used to listen to this song on. Worth the dollar.
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Cute song to use for my granddaughter's slide show she loves candy and the song lasted for all the pictures I had taken
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