Hanson – MmmBop (Leaping Ahead #335)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #335: 161130

[A song from 1997]

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2 Unlimited – No Limit (Leaping Ahead #316)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #316: 161111

[A song from 1993]

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!

The Archies – Sugar Sugar (Leaping Ahead #143)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #143: 160522

[A song from 1969]

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.