- Released: May 22, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Varese Sarabande
- 1.Everything's Archie (Archie's Theme)
- 2.Get On The Line
- 3.Bicycles, Roller Skates And You
- 5.Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y.-D.O.O.)
- 6.Truck Driver
- 7.Melody Hill
- 8.Who's Your Baby?
- 9.Sugar, Sugar
- 10.Who's Gonna Love Me?
- 11.Jingle Jangle
- 12.Inside Out, Upside Down
- 13.Sugar And Spice
- 15.This Is Love
- 16.Archie's Party
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Ron Dante (vocals); Ritchie Adams, Jeff Barry, Bobby Bloom, Joey Levine, Donna Marie, Jeannie Thomas, Toni Wine (background vocals).
Producers: Jeff Barry, Ron Dante, Ritchie Adams.
Compilation producer: Bill Pitzonka.
Includes liner notes by David Smay.
Digitally remastered by Jesse Fishman.
Personnel: Ron Dante (vocals); Donna Marie, Jeannie Thomas, Jeff Barry , Joey Levine, Ritchie Adams, Toni Wine, Bobby Bloom (background vocals).
Recording information: RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/1968-??/1971).
That this 2001 collection doesn't begin with "Sugar, Sugar," still the only number-one single of the year (1969) by a fake band, says everything you need to know. As much as is possible for a disc from a cartoon group inspired by a series of comic books, ABSOLUTELY THE BEST gives the Archies the serious treatment, presenting sixteen of their best songs in roughly chronological order. The music blurs past like a sugar rush, which is the point.