This little meme is the brain child of Fae from Far Away Series and thanks to Stephen McCarthy from STMcCP, he helps Fae by maintaining the rules and bloggers turning her idea into the electric sensation we know as the Battle of the Bands!
I’m not a long-term sorta planner when it comes to these battles like some of my fellow BOTBers. I typically fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to finding a song title to go with and this makes things a bit challenging.
What single tune moves me this time?
In 1969 Jeff Berry and Andy Kim wrote a bubble gum hit made popular by a group of fictional animated teenagers called The Archies called Sugar, Sugar.
The song was actually done by studio musicians ~ Ron Dante, lead vocalist, with Toni Wine and Andy Kim. I always thought The Archies was a real band until recent years and was totally wowed by that discovery. Yep, I’ve always been a bit of late bloomer in all aspects of my life.
The original ditty really gets you to your feet, so I wanted something a wee bit different and decided on two R&B artists to take on the challenge.
Okay, you know what to do…listen and decide who you like best, then leave your vote and say-so about why your pick is better in comments. There’s no right or wrong vote, except a no vote. So, VOTE! 😀
I like both covers, both artists flavor Sugar, Sugar with their own sweet style and I like one slightly better than the other. That being said my vote goes to Mr. Pickett.
Who do you think did it better, Gladys Knight and the Pips or Wilson Pickett?
Music Trivia: Did you know the cereal company, Post, placed millions of records on the back of their Super Sugar Crisp cereal and it’s considered the most produced recording? Now, that’s a doubly sweet idea!
Alrighty, the fun isn’t over. For more epic battles visit…
•Fae @ Far Away Series •Stephen @STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’ •Lee @Tossing It Out •Robin @ Your Daily Dose •Donna @Book Lover •Mike’s Ramblings •John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing •Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands •Alex J. Cavanaugh •Kim @ The Belle Rocks •Tom @ Shady Dell Music and Memories •Debbie @The Doglady’s Den •Cherdo @Cherdo on the Flipside •Michele @ Angels Barks •Mary @ JingleJangleJungle •Janie @ Women: We Shall Overcome •Jeffrey @ J.A. Scott •Madilyn @ NovelBrews •Holli @ Holli’s Hoots and Hollers •Guilie @ Quiet Laughter
Check back next week about this time, give a day or take, for the results. Until then, have a bandtastic day!
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