First Look: Some new “Sugar, Sugar” from RIVERDALE

My favorite part of RIVERDALE on The CW has been Josie and the Pussycats, and this week’s episode (even better than the premiere) features a great performance by the ladies!  They are bringing their own version of “Candy Girl (Sugar, Sugar)” – Ashleigh Murray (Josie), Asha Bromfield (Melody) and Hayley Law (Valerie) are GREAT in this updated take on the version recorded by Inner Circle featuring Flo Rida. Check out the video here for your first look:

Warner Bros tells us: executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said: “The hit song ‘Sugar, Sugar’ has always been a huge part of Archie’s history, so we knew we had to include it in Riverdale in some way. Since Archie’s just starting his musical journey when we meet him, we thought it would be a fun reinvention to have Josie and the Pussycats perform an updated version of ‘Sugar, Sugar’ — with an assist from Riverdale High’s cheerleaders and resident mean girl Cheryl Blossom.”

Series star Ashleigh Murray said: “As if stepping into the shoes of a fiery icon like Josie wasn’t enough, I was gifted the opportunity to reimagine and rock out on the classic ‘Sugar, Sugar.’ And boy, was it sweet.”

  • Originally performed by The Archies, a group of fictional teenager characters from the Archie Comics–inspired television series The Archie Show, the song stayed at #1 for four weeks on the Billboard100 chart in 1969, topping songs by the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley and The Beatles, among others.
  • The original “Sugar, Sugar” was written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry, and featured lead vocals by Ron Dante. The Inner Circle featuring Flo Rida version was written by Andy Kim, Jeff Barry, Bernard Harvey, Ian Lewis, Roger Lewis and Tamar Dillard.

RIVERDALE’s second episode dives further into what happens now that Jason Blossom has turned up less-than-drowned…more great Betty and Veronica stuff, with some great Archie and Jughead in there, too. Episode 2 airs Thursday at 9/8c on The CW.