Title: Jingle Jangle

Artist: The Archies

Album: Jingle Jangle

Year Released: 1969

What It Is: Hot on the heels of “Bang Shang-A-Lang” and “Sugar Sugar” comes another hit from the Don Kirshner bubblegum hit machine. This one, written by Jeff Berry and Andy Kim (yes, he of “Rock Me Gently” fame, he was “Reggie”), features Ron Dante and Toni Wine’s scrumptious vocals, and a bit o’ innuendo. Wink, wink.

Riffage / Hookage: The song is a hook.

Cowbell?: Don’t hear none.

Words Of Wisdom: “You’ll make the winter springtime and jingle jangle sing time
Right on through the summer and the fall
So darlin’ don’t be weepin’ and please don’t you be sleepin’
When I come a creepin’ down the hall”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Archie, a stalker??? Yikes!

Mixology Report: The bold mix the Archies. The weak cower in fear! (Oh, wait…)

Top Five Genius Results: Chewy Chewy – The Ohio Express
Hooray For Hazel – Tommy Roe
We Can Fly – Cowsills
1, 2, 3 Red Light – 1910 Fruitgum Company
Indian Lake – Cowsills

For The Good Of The Order: I heard all of these songs as a kid on the various and sundry Archie cartoon shows that always popped up on Saturday morning. It’s like CBS said, “We don’t know what to show at 10AM on Saturday. Quick, let’s re-use that Archie footage and call it a new show!”

Speaking of, here’s the video for it, featuring Hot Dog and his love. Also, it features the exact same Archie group shots. May I have lazy animation for $100 please, Art.