Composed by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry. First performed by virtual band TheArchies. The song remained at No.1 in the UK for eight weeks. It was the No.1 single of the year in the USA. It was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as co-writer Andy Kim is from Canada. Genre: Bubblegum Pop. The Archies were a virtual reality family in the 1960’s and 1970’s. They had their own television show which was produced by American production company Filmation and was based on the Archie Comics, created by Bob Montana in 1941.