9 Fictional Bands with Hit Songs


The Archies

Stars of the comic strip Archie and the Saturday morning cartoon The Archie Show, The Archies were a garage band founded in 1968. Band members included Archie, Reggie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica. Producer Don Kirshner gathered a group of studio musicians to perform the group's songs, the most popular being "Sugar, Sugar," which topped the pop charts in 1969 and was named Billboard magazine's song of the year, the only time a fictional band has ever claimed that honor.

The Archies also reached the top 40 with "Who's Your Baby?," "Bang-Shang-A-Lang," and "Jingle Jangle."

Keep reading to find more fictional bands with hit songs, including the Blues Brothers.