Sugar, Sugar
By: The Archies
(Jeff Barry - Andy Kim)
1969

Chorus:
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 wonder of this feeling too
(I just can't believe it's true)

Chorus

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

Oh, 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
Hey, hey, hey
Pour a little sugar on me, honey
Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you
Oh . . .
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl . . .

ANDY RATING:

Not in my personal Top 40 for Bubblegum, but definitely up there with Yummy, Yummy, Yummy as a song that identifies the genre.

 

NOTES:

. . . the voice of The Archies? Ron Dante . . . Ron sang on the Detergents hit, Leader of the Laundromat . . . Toni Wine was the girl's voice on the song . . . Ray Stevens was one of the handclappers . . . Dante sang on the Cuff Link song, Tracy, which was in the top five at the same time as Sugar, Sugar . . . Ron went on to be the musical director and co-producer of Barry Manilow . . . the group Sakkarin (a Jonathan King concoction) had an instrumental hit with the song in the mid-70's . . . The Monkees has a chance to record the song two years earlier, but they turned it down (or so the story goes) . . . Wilson Pickett also recorded a Soul version . . . Dante now works as a Broadway producer and is active in the music publishing business . . .