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The Archies Sugar Sugar 1969 Vinyl 7″ Single – RCA 1872

The Archies Sugar Sugar / Melody Hill 1969 Demo Single Vinyl Record RCA
The Archies Sugar Sugar

Jeff Barry and Andy Kim.Sugar, Sugar” is their song

originally recorded by the cartoon band the Archies.

This version reached No. 1 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and remained there for four weeks.

Who really sang for the Archies?
Male vocals for the fictional Archies group
were provided by The Cuff Links’ lead singer Ron Dante and female duet vocals were provided by Toni Wine.
The song was performed by session musicians
including Kim, Toni Wine, Ron Dante and Ellie Greenwich.
Kim had a hit in 1974 with “Rock Me Gently”;
Dante produced “Mandy” for Barry Manilow and “Heartbreaker” for Pat Benatar.
Greenwich and Barry, who married from 1962-1965,
wrote many famous songs, including “Be My Baby” and “Chapel Of Love”;
Toni Wine wrote the hit songs “A Groovy Kind Of Love” and “Candida.”
“Sugar, Sugar” is a merciless hook machine.

It’s a bright and shiny love song, aimed at actual toddlers,

Which tries to express nothing other than non-threatening warmth.

And it hits that mark so hard.

Furthermore an almost mechanical precision to the beat — bass, drums, handclaps, guitar-strums.

The half-mocking keyboard riff on the chorus will remain in your head through any calamity that doesn’t kill you.

And the song stabs away with its own scientifically calibrated power, building to a weirdly overwhelming crescendo.

This song does what rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to do.

It fills you up and gives you weird little dopamine rushes, and then it lingers.

Lester Bangs once called “Sugar, Sugar” “a rock & roll classic to which something like the Grateful Dead’s ‘Dark Star’ can’t hold a candle,”

and Bangs also goaded Lou Reed into admitting that he wished he’d written it.

Unfortunately this unused copy is not signed ,but still very collectable.
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