|Single by The Archies|
from the album Everything's Archie
|The Archies singles chronology|
"Sugar, Sugar" was a 4-week 1969 number-one hit single, originally released on the album Everything's Archie and later re-named "Sugar Sugar", however, it was only available on an 8-track tape by fictional characters The Archies. For the self-titled syndicated version of the 1968-1978 animated television franchise of which The Archies were a part please see The Archie Show. The product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner. Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right Don Kirshner (born April 17, 1934) known as The Man With the Golden Ear is an American song publisher and rock producer who is best known for managing Produced by Jeff Barry and written by Barry and Andy Kim, "Sugar, Sugar" is considered the canonical example of the bubblegum pop musical genre. Jeff Barry (born April 3, 1938) is an American pop music Songwriter, Singer, and Record producer. Andy Kim (born Andrew Youakim, 5 December 1952) is a Canadian Pop singer and Songwriter. Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of Pop music whose classic period ran from 1967 In spite of popular belief, the song was never offered to The Monkees. 
Ron Dante's lead vocals were accompanied by those of Toni Wine (who sang the line "I'm gonna make your life so sweet"), Andy Kim, and Ellie Greenwich. Not to be confused with hypnotist Ronald Pellar, aka Ronald Dante or Dr Toni Wine (born 4 June 1947, Washington Heights, New York[http //www Andy Kim (born Andrew Youakim, 5 December 1952) is a Canadian Pop singer and Songwriter. Eleanor Louise Greenwich known as Ellie Greenwich (born October 23, 1940, Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop Together, they provided the voices of the various Archies using multitracking. Multitrack recording ('multitracking' or just 'tracking' for short is a method of Sound recording that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources to create Ray Stevens, the comic singer, provided the hand claps to the song.
"Sugar, Sugar" was the number one single of 1969, according to Billboard, a feat yet to be duplicated by any other fictional band. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry It spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 from September 20, 1969 and eight weeks at the top of the UK singles chart. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The following year, in 1970, singer Wilson Pickett hit the U. Wilson Pickett ( March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B / Rock and Roll and soul S. Top Forty with his own version of the song. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. (Pickett also had covered the number one single of 1968, "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, with his top-40 version in late 1968. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. " Hey Jude " is a song by the English rock band The Beatles that was recorded in 1968 Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. ) In the United Kingdom, singer/producer Jonathan King had a top 20 hit with his rock cover of it under the name Sakkarin. Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944 London, England) is a British Singer, Songwriter, TV personality Later, it was covered by Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Big Youth and The Germs. Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born 7 June 1940 known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh pop music singer particularly noted for his powerful voice Ike & Tina Turner were an American Rock & roll and soul duo made of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner Bob Marley & The Wailers was a Reggae band created in 1974 by Bob Marley, after Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Ronald 9F Jauculan left Manley Augustus Buchanan (born 19 April 1949, Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica) better known as Big Youth (sometimes called The Germs is an influential Punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s Studio group Stars on 45 included it in their Beatles-heavy, 1981 "Stars on 45 Medley". Stars on 45 (in the US known as Stars On and in the UK Ireland Australia and New Zealand as Starsound) were a Dutch novelty pop act that The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 The "Stars on 45 Medley" was a song issued in 1981 by the studio group Stars on 45. Blue Orchids covered the song on their " Bud" album, released in 2004. Blue Orchids are a British Post-punk band formed in Manchester, England in 1979 when Martin Bramah decided to quit the Praga Khan covered the song on their Electric Religion album, also released in 2004. Praga Khan (real name Maurice Engelen) is an early Techno music Musician.
In 1980, co-composer Andy Kim recorded "Sugar, Sugar" under the name Baron Longfellow, as a track on his self-titled LP. On February 5, 2006, "Sugar, Sugar" was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as Kim is originally from Montreal, Quebec. Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame ( Panthéon des Auteurs et Compositeurs Canadiens) is a Canadian Non-profit organization, founded in Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk
On September 4, 2006, Dante and Wine performed the song together on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is hosted by Jerry Lewis to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This was the first time they had publicly performed the song together. They performed it again at one of Toni Wine's performances at the Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. West Hollywood, a city in Los Angeles County California, was incorporated on November 29, 1984.
President George W. Bush has said "Sugar, Sugar" is one of his favorite songs. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States.
The song is featured in The Simpsons episode, "Boy-Scoutz N the Hood. " Boy-Scoutz N the Hood " is the eighth episode of The Simpsons ' fifth season. " Homer has a hallucination during a heat wave while listening to the song on his personal stereo, but as the batteries run down, the song gradually slows down and stops, ending his dream. The personal stereo is the term given to a Portable audio player using an audiocassette player.
Pop-rap artist Nitty sampled "Sugar, Sugar" for his 2004 single "Nasty Girl". Frank Ross (born December 23, 1977) better known by Stage name Nitty is a Pop rap artist from The Bronx who started his "Nasty Girl" is a Pop Rap song by US Pop rapper Nitty.
"Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single|
September 20, 1969
"I Can't Get Next to You" by The Temptations
"I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by Bobbie Gentry
|UK number one single|
October 25, 1969-December 13, 1969
"Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris
"Hey Jude" by The Beatles
|Billboard Hot 100 Number one single of the year|
"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel