Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #335: 161130
[A song from 1997]
Certain songs come with certain memories don’t they? And for this one, it’s a picture of my two eldest children (aged 6 and 5 respectively in 1993) racing round and round the kitchen table in our basement living area on their little bikes shouting ‘No, No – No, No, No, No’ at the top of their voices. Emily and Ed – this one’s for you!
Written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim, this took the bubblegum pop band ‘The Archies’ to the No.1 slot in the US and the UK in 1969 for a total of 12 weeks. The band was formed by a group of fictional teenagers in the television cartoon series The Archie Show. It became a hit again in 1970 when rhythm and blues and soul singer Wilson Pickett took it back onto the charts.