Riverdale's Josie and the Pussycats Cover A Classic Song By The Archies
When Riverdale returns with its second episode tomorrow, the world of Archie Comics will reference...the world of Archie Comics.
In a delightful and unexpected twist, Josie and the Pussycats perform a cover of The Archies' 1969's number-one single, "Sugar, Sugar" on this week's episode, titled "A Touch of Evil." You can check out the video above.
Featuring lead vocals by series star Ashleigh Murray (Josie), the recording is a cover of the 2009 single "Candy Girl (Sugar Sugar)" by Inner Circle featuring Flo Rida, which was itself inspired by the iconic hit 1969 song "Sugar, Sugar."
The video drops on the same day as Josie & the Pussycats #4 from Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Audrey Mok, and Jack Morelli hits the stands. You can get it at your local comic shop or pick up a digital copy here.
In addition to the lead vocals by Ashleigh Murray, the new "Candy Girl (Sugar Sugar)" cover features backing vocals by guest stars Asha Bromfield (Melody) and Hayley Law (Valerie), who play the Pussycats, as well as series star Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom).
"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," said executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. "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."
"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," said Murray.
"Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil" debuts on February 2nd at 9/8c on The CW and February 3rd on Netflix for viewers outside the United States.
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Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.0comments