Fun fact: 1981’s “Stars on 45 Medley” holds record for #1 Billboard single with the longest name, due to legalities requiring each title be listed, thanks to the use of The Beatles’ songs. Medley: Intro “Venus” / Sugar, Sugar / No Reply / I’ll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You’re Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45.
This was the first great essential piece of music I heard as a kid. Little did I know years (and years…and years) later, I’d be working with both Andy Kim (co-writer of Sugar, Sugar) and Ringo Starr (you might have heard of him). I only now need to work with Shocking Blue to complete the trifecta .