Billboard #1 Hits: #219: “Sugar, Sugar”- The Archies. September 20, 1969. #1 for 4 weeks.

  • Single: “Sugar, Sugar”- The Archies
  • Record Company- Calendar
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop
  • Written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry
  • Time: 2:48
  • B-side:”Melody Hill”
  • Album- Everything’s Archies
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 for 4 weeks. #1 on UK Singles Chart and in Austria, Belgium, Canada, West Germany, Ireland, Norway, Mexico, South Africa and Spain.

I think I got 3 cavities just listening to this song again today. More of an annoying song to me than bad. Wilson Pickett did a better job on it. A group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner of Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert fame. I still picture Paul Shaffer in my head when I think Don Kirshner. This was a slow growing hit- it wasn’t until it was released on Kirshner’s record label that it took off. The most famous bubblegum pop song?

5 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #219: “SUGAR, SUGAR”- THE ARCHIES – SEPTEMBER 20, 1969

  1. Without a doubt the most famous one…funny on the Shaffer memory. I remember the SNL when he played him…I think more than once.

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