- Lester Bangs, The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll
I freely admit it - I am one of those who loves "Sugar, Sugar." There is rarely a time when I don't put it on one of my running playlists, because it always seems to come on just when I need that little "pick me up" the most.
I was in the 4th grade when this song came out, around the time that "The Archies" was a staple of Saturday morning cartoons. My friends and I thought the song was great, and to provide an example of the idiotic things that 4th graders can talk about sometimes, we used to debate/argue over which background vocals were being sung by Betty and which were being sung by Veronica.
I prefer to think that Veronica was the soulful sounding one.
The Archies, "Sugar, Sugar," from the summer of 1969.