Sugar Baby Love – The Rubettes

Australian Charts:
Sugar Baby Love peaked at no 3 on the 3XY Top 40 on 23 August 1974.

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Written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington with lead vocals by Paul Da Vinci. Bickerton and Waddington had been writing songs together since early 1960s. Bickerton said: “We had Paul DaVinci singing in that incredibly high falsetto voice and then a vocal group sings ‘Bop-shu-waddy’ over and over for about 3 minutes.”

Gerry Shury, who did the string arrangements said “This is not going to work: you can’t have a vocal group singing ‘Bop-shu-waddy’ non stop. A lot of people said the same thing to us so the more determined I became to release it.”


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