Chart Position: 1

  • #1 bestseller for 1969 (a feat never replicated by any other studio band)
  • #63 on Billboard’s Hot 100 of all time
  • Written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry
  • Lead vocals: Ron Dante
  • Backing vocals: Toni Wine
  • Handclaps: Ray Stevens
  • Produced by Jeff Barry
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • This is Archies’ only #1 single
  • Ron Dante later in 1969 had a hit with ‘Tracy’ by another studio group Cuff Links
  • This song was originally offered to Monkees, who turned it down
  • Ron Dante and Toni Wine performed this song together live for the first time at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 2004
  • Later recorded by Wilson Pickett (1970), Ventures (1970),  Andy Kim (1980), Tom Jones (1970), Stars on 45 (1981), Fevers (1969), Claude Francois (1969), Jimmy McGriff (1971), Sarah Dash (1980), Gladys Knight & Pips (1975), Blue Orchids (2004), Sakkarin (1971) and Sugar Beats (1998)


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