The Archies were the group that performed on the\u00a0Saturday\u00a0morning cartoon Archie. The group itself was never seen, just the cartoon characters. The song was written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry, and was performed by session musicians including Kim, Toni Wine, Ron Dante and Ellie Greenwich. Kim had a hit in 1974 with "Rock Me Gently," Dante produced "Mandy" for Barry Manilow and "Heartbreaker" for Pat Benatar. Greenwich has written many famous songs, including "Be My Baby" and "Chapel Of Love." Toni Wine wrote the hit songs "A Groovy Kind Of Love" and "Candida."The Archies group was put together by Don Kirshner, a prolific promoter and producer. Kirshner also created The Monkees, and wanted to do the same thing with cartoon characters because they are much easier to work with than people. "Sugar, Sugar" was offered to The Monkees, but they turned it down. In our interview with Toni Wine, she explained: "It just was a very easy session. Donnie Kirshner wanted to bring The Archies to life, which he did. And Jeff Barry was going to produce this fictitious animated group called The Archies. We went into the studio. Jeff and Andy Kim, who had hits on his own as a writer and singer, Jeff and Andy wrote 'Sugar, Sugar,' Ronnie was Archie, and I was Betty and Veronica. We went in, we did the record. It was a fun session, it was a blast, and at the session we just knew that this was something, and something huge was going to happen. We didn't really know how huge, but it was huge. In fact, a friend of mine had been in town, Ray Stevens, who's an incredible songwriter, singer, producer, musician, and we were going to just grab a bite to eat, so I told him to meet me at the studio, pick me up, and then we'll go eat. And he wound up handclapping on 'Sugar, Sugar.'" This was the #1 song of 1969 in the US. It beat out songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, and Stevie Wonder. It was also a huge hit in the UK, where it stayed at #1 for 8 weeks. (source\u00a0songfacts.com) "Sugar, Sugar" Sugar, honey, honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you Honey, sugar, sugar You are my candy girl And you 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) Sugar, honey, honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you Honey, sugar, sugar You are my candy girl And you 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 you sweetness over me (Pour your sweetness over me) (Oh, sugar) Pour your sugar on me, honey Pour your sugar on me, baby I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah, yeah, yeah Pour your sugar on me, oh, yeah Pour your sugar on me, honey Pour your sugar on me, baby I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah, yeah, yeah Pour your sugar on me, honey Sugar, honey, honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you Honey, sugar, sugar You are my candy girl Certainly one of the best One-Hit Wonders of All-Time... see which other classic tunes made our 1960's Collection! :) For more of these throwback videos, check out our YouTube Channel!