Friday, January 21, 2011

Funky Food Friday: "Sugar, Sugar"

OK, it's not really a food, but to round out our weeklong look at cartoon characters singing, today we're talking about "Sugar, Sugar," the signature, sickly-sweet tune by The Archies.

According to Wikipedia, the song was originally offered to the Monkees, who not-so-politely passed. Mike Nesmith apparently put his fist through a wall to illustrate just how vehemently he didn't want to record the song.

It was good enough for fictional characters Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Archie and their dog conductor, though, who rode the diabetes-inducing song to the top of the Billboard charts, where it stayed for four weeks in 1969. (Let's see you do that, Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan.)

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