The Archies – “Sugar, Sugar” (1969)

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that bring the most joy. Like an animated group of teenagers with a #1 pop hit from back in 1969.

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10 thoughts on “The Archies – “Sugar, Sugar” (1969)

  1. Vanessa says:

    I JUST posted this song to my facebook about 4-5 hours before your post. It’s like collective consciousness, man.

  2. Drahken says:

    I’ve been watching these various archie cartoons a lot lately, they’re on 3 channels here now; KTV, RTV, PBJ.

  3. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    I’ve always liked this song. And The Archies still perform this song in the comic book today.

  4. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    LOL. I was thinking the same thing about the kissing booth. Whatever they are charging I’ll pay it.

  5. @Justin That would be because Reggie was kissed by Sabrina, my friend. Yeah, the Teenage Witch.

    @Vanessa I was looking through my CD collection and this was one of the offerings…great minds think alike. :)

  6. Drahken says:

    Well, the MJH version came from somebody drinking too much (way too much). The underlying concept though did indeed come from archie, although it came from the archie comics, not the cartoon. (Archie comics->filmation cartoons->MJH->new sabrina comics->animated MJH->new comics based on animated MJH.)
    The original sabrina was quite different than the MJH version. I don’t think it ever explained the absence of her parents, her aunts are completely different than in the later show (actually closer to the ghostly trio in behavior, always trying to get sabrina to be like a “true” witch and cast mischevious spells instead of trying to be helpful), sabrina was actually the mature & well behaved one of the group.

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