SUGAR SUGAR  

Playtime24x7 45M
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4/24/2017 1:48 pm
SUGAR SUGAR

Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you

I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you
(I just can't believe it's true)
I just can't believe the one to love this feeling to
(I just can't believe it's true)

Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you
Ah honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you

When I kissed you, girl, I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss can be)
Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)

Sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey

Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you
Oh honey, honey, sugar sugar...
You are my candy girl...

CREDITS:

"Sugar, Sugar" is a song written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. It was originally recorded by the Archies, a band formed by a group of fictional teenagers in the television cartoon series The Archie Show. It reached number one in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and stayed there for four weeks. It was also number one on the UK Singles chart in that same year for eight weeks. The song became a hit again in 1970 when rhythm and blues and soul singer Wilson Pickett took it back onto the charts.

"Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies was produced by Jeff Barry, and the song was originally released on the album Everything's Archie. The album is the product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner. Ron Dante's lead vocals were accompanied by those of Toni Wine (who sang the line "I'm gonna make your life so sweet"), and Andy Kim. Together they provided the voices of the Archies using multitracking.

The song was initially released in late May 1969, on the Calendar label (the same label as the two previous Archies singles), achieving moderate chart success in the early summer in some radio markets, and was re-released mid-July 1969, on the Kirshner label, whereby it then attained massive success nationwide by late summer/early fall.

Upon its initial release, Kirshner had promotion men play it for radio station execs without telling them the name of the group (due to the disappointing chart performance of the Archies' previous single, "Feelin' So Good (S.k.o.o.b.y-D.o.o.)", which only went to number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts). Only after most of the DJs liked the song were they told that it was performed by a cartoon group. The Archies' hit wound up as one of the biggest (and most unexpected) number-one hits of the year, one of the biggest bubblegum hits of all time, in America thanks partly to association with the hit CBS-TV Saturday morning cartoon series.

"Sugar, Sugar" is also considered to be the most produced recording ever after the breakfast cereal company Post Cereal placed millions of the records on the back of their Super Sugar Crisp cereal boxes.

In 2014, "Sugar, Sugar" was used in the documentary Fed Up during a montage demonstrating the correlation between the large quantities of sugar in processed foods and obesity in the United States.

The song is said to have been earlier offered to The Monkees, although songwriter Jeff Barry denies this. Don Kirshner has said that Mike Nesmith put his fist through the wall of the Beverly Hills Hotel refusing to do "Sugar, Sugar". However, the fist incident took place in early 1967, whereas "Sugar, Sugar" was written in early 1969. Monkees archival expert Andrew Sandoval has suggested that the band may instead actually have been offered a tune called "Sugar Man", but with the passage of time the parties involved simply mis-remembered it as being "Sugar, Sugar", in large part because it made a better anecdote. Peter Tork claimed in an interview that the band was offered the song "Sugar, Sugar", despite Jeff Barry's denial of this.





Mike aka Playtime24x7


Playtime24x7 45M

4/24/2017 5:17 pm

    Quoting author51:
    I am in love with you.One of my all time fave. songs ever.Love it and post it a lot on my Face Book as well as sing it at Karaoke..I was always Betty, Veronica was a snob...lol.When I left home at 18 I had a huge collection of the comics.I went back home to visit my parents in my thirties and found it up in the attic.I took a few to B.C. home with me but kept my box of them there.After my parents died I went to find them again but they were not there at all. I wish I had taken them all as they might have been worth something now.. Thank you for this...
You're such a Sweet Friend I do cherish how we have a lot in common with the tunes. I remember my brother had the Archie comic books I don't know if he still has them or not!!!

Mike aka Playtime24x7


Playtime24x7 45M

4/24/2017 5:15 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    You have been posting some really great " oldies" Thanks!!! I went to see a local comedian Sat night( you can find him on Youtube: Dick Coffin
    He did some terrific Las Vegas show: Johnny Mathis, Wayne and then did John Wayne, Clint Eastwood etc
Well thank you. I'm going to have to check him out later. I'm on youtube as much as I'm on here.

Mike aka Playtime24x7


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28382 posts
4/24/2017 4:57 pm

You have been posting some really great " oldies" Thanks!!! I went to see a local comedian Sat night( you can find him on Youtube: Dick Coffin
He did some terrific Las Vegas show: Johnny Mathis, Wayne and then did John Wayne, Clint Eastwood etc

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author51 56F
79263 posts
4/24/2017 4:27 pm

I am in love with you.One of my all time fave. songs ever.Love it and post it a lot on my Face Book as well as sing it at Karaoke..I was always Betty, Veronica was a snob...lol.When I left home at 18 I had a huge collection of the comics.I went back home to visit my parents in my thirties and found it up in the attic.I took a few to B.C. home with me but kept my box of them there.After my parents died I went to find them again but they were not there at all. I wish I had taken them all as they might have been worth something now.. Thank you for this...

One can never have enough JOY in their life...


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