The Archies single Sugar, Sugar, written by producer Jeff Barry with Andy Kim, was the number-one selling record of 1969 in the United States. The song lists at number 73 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time.
Don Kirshner has said that when The Monkees were offered the song that Mike Nesmith put his fist through the wall of the Beverly Hills Hotel,
refusing to do Sugar, Sugar.
Unlike Mike, we love this song.
We always wanted to do a grittier, guitar heavy version of this classic song. The hooks are incredible and it really predates Def Leppards' Pour Some Sugar on Me as the greatest sticky, sweet pop tune.
We kept the original tempo and feel (it's too good to change), and we really stuck to the classic Chuck Rainey bass line to capture the same intoxicating groove.
We hope you like it as much as we do......enjoy!