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7. The Archies - 'Sugar Sugar'
According to popular myth, producer Don Kirshner offered "Sugar Sugar" to the Monkees in 1969. They refused to record it, and Michael Nesmith supposedly even punched through a wall to show how strongly he felt about the situation. The story goes that Kirchner decided to have a group of studio musicians record it as the cartoon characters the Archies so he wouldn't have to deal with pesky human beings.
Actually, Nesmith likely punched through a wall when the Monkees refused to record another, similar-sounding song, but the important point is that "Sugar Sugar" was released as an Archies song. It was the single most popular song of 1969. It's also a longtime favorite of Homer Simpson. And somewhere deep inside, you love it, too. Admit it.