Bubblegum Pop

I have always loved the song Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. Maybe because I remember watching it being “performed” on Saturday morning cartoons as a kid or maybe because I used to listen to the 45 rpm version we cut off the back of cereal box growing up. I was aware that it and several of my favorite songs from when I was a kid belong to the Bubblegum Pop music genre. Last night, while browsing for music on iTunes, I came across an awesome collection of Bubblegum Pop. It contained three separate playlists of 25 songs each. Because I can’t afford to purchase $75 worth music, I browsed through the lists and hand-picked fifteen of my favorites.

I started out with Yummy Yummy Yummy by The Ohio Express. I continued to pick out songs from The Monkees, The Partridge Family, The Cuff Links, The Archies, The Lemon Pipers, The Brady Bunch Kids, The Jackson Five, The Osmonds, and several others. I picked songs like Dizzy, ABC, Saturday Night, Build Me Up Buttercup, and, of course, Sugar, Sugar. I loaded the songs to my MP3 player and this morning, while driving into work, I was able to briefly transport myself back to the early 1970s.


One Response to “Bubblegum Pop”

  1. dasportsguy Says:


    Except now I keep hearing in my head, “Build me up buttercup, dontcha let me down!” :)

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