Australian singles chart:
Sugar Sugar entered the Kent charts on 12 July 1969 and peaked at #6. It was the #39 song of 1969.
The song was on Everything’s Archie which wasn’t released in Australia.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – Archies cartoon TV clip of Sugar Sugar
Sugar, Sugar written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim was originally recorded by the cartoon band the Archies.
The recording was the product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner. Ron Dante’s lead vocals were accompanied by those of Toni Wine and Andy Kim. Together they provided the voices of the Archies using multi-tracking.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Sugar
According to Jeff Barry, he and Andy Kim wrote this song with preschoolers in mind since that was the audience for the Archie TV show (Barry had children aged 3 and 4 at the time). The “You are my candy girl” line came from them thinking about what kids that age like (candy!).
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-archies/sugar-sugar
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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Sugar, Sugar is one of 16 animated music segments created to be shown on The Archie Comedy Hour on America’s CBS-TV in 1969.
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