50 Years Later, The Archies’ ‘Sugar, Sugar’ Is Still ‘Really Sweet’

1969…

It was also a great year for music — but who knew that the year that produced songs like “Fortunate Son,” “Age Of Aquarius” and “Everyday People” would crown a bubblegum pop tune by a fictional cartoon band as its top song of the year?

“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies – yes, from the comics – was named No. 1 on Billboard’s Year-End Countdown in 1969.

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