Next time on Riverdale: Josie and the Pussycats Perform a Sweet Version of the Classic “Sugar, Sugar”
The CW’s newest hotshot show is buttering us up with the talented Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and her Pussycats performing the classic song ‘Sugar Sugar’. It’s a joyous, refreshing taste of something new and exciting. Earlier, The CW released this as a statement:
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS ADD A LITTLE SPICE TO THE SWEET CLASSIC “SUGAR, SUGAR” WITH A NEWLY RECORDED COVER VERSION DEBUTING IN THE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, EPISODE OF RIVERDALE ON THE CW.
In addition to the lead vocals by Murray, the new “Candy Girl (Sugar Sugar)” cover features backing vocals by guest stars Asha Bromfield and Hayley Law, who play the Pussycats. In addition, Riverdale have roped inseries star Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) too!
Let’s Hear It For the Original One More Time…
We shan’t and won’t forget the honey-sweet song that inspired it once and for all:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Executive Producer of Riverdale, said:
“The hit song ‘Sugar, Sugar’ has always been a huge part of Archie’s history, so we knew we had to include it in Riverdale in some way. Since Archie’s just starting his musical journey when we meet him, we thought it would be a fun reinvention to have Josie and the Pussycats perform an updated version of ‘Sugar, Sugar’ — with an assist from Riverdale High’s cheerleaders and resident mean girl Cheryl Blossom.”
So how does it compare to the original? We’ve got the video, so you can decide for yourself. But here’s what Josie herself had to say about it:
“As if stepping into the shoes of a fiery icon like Josie wasn’t enough, I was gifted the opportunity to re-imagine and rock out on the classic ‘Sugar, Sugar.’ And boy, was it sweet.”
So: did you love it, or hate it? Let us know what you think @TVAfterDark!
RIVERDALE’S next episode airs on Thursday, February 2nd at 9/8c on The CW.