The Archies (album)

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The Archies
Studio album by The Archies
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Bubblegum pop
Length 27:53
Label Calendar Records 101
Producer Jeff Barry
Don Kirshner
The Archies chronology
The Archies
Everything's Archie
Singles from The Archies
  1. "Bang-Shang-A-Lang"
    Released: August 31, 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The Archies is the debut studio album by The Archies, a fictional pop band from the Archie comics. The album was originally released on the Calendar Records label in 1968 and included 12 songs.[2] It was produced by Jeff Barry and co-produced by Don Kirshner. The band's debut single was "Bang-Shang-A-Lang" and it hit number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.[3] The album peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at number 88.[4][5] The song "Seventeen Ain't Young" became a Top 40 hit in Australia for Frank Howson in 1969.[6]

Track listing[7][edit]

  1. "Archie's Theme (Everything's Archie)" (Jeff Barry)
  2. "Boys and Girls" (Jeff Barry)
  3. "Time for Love" (Mark Barkan, Ritchie Adams)
  4. "You Make Me Wanna Dance" (Jeff Barry)
  5. "La Dee Doo Down Down" (Jeff Barry)
  6. "Truck Driver" (Jeff Barry)
  7. "Catchin' Up On Fun" (Mark Barkan, Ritchie Adams)
  8. "I'm in Love" (Jeff Barry)
  9. "Seventeen Ain't Young" (Jeff Barry)
  10. "Ride, Ride, Ride" (Jeff Barry)
  11. "Hide and Seek" (Mark Barkan, Ritchie Adams)
  12. "Bang-Shang-A-Lang" (Jeff Barry)

Session personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Peak Position
1968 Billboard 200 88


Year Single Chart Peak Position
1968 "Bang-Shang-A-Lang" Billboard Hot 100 22


  1. ^ The Archies at AllMusic
  2. ^ The Archies, The Archies Retrieved September 7, 2013
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2009).Top Pop Singles 1955-2008 (12th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p.47
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996).Top Pop Albums 1955-1996 (4 ed.). Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. p.40
  5. ^ The Archies, The Archies Chart Position Retrieved September 7, 2013
  6. ^ Ross Laird, (1999?), The Sixties: Australian rock & pop recordings, 1964-1969 held at the National Film and Sound Archive, accessed on-line at: PDF p 134
  7. ^ Source: Original record label