Bubble-Gum

Tracy charted at number five and was the title song on the 1969 album, Tracy, by the Cuff Links. The lead singer was Ron Dante, the bubble-gum music king who also sang lead for The Detergents and The Archies as well as numerous commercial jingles and other anonymous studio gigs. The Cuff Links (Ron Dante) followed Tracy with a not-so-successful girls name song, When Julie Comes Around. These songs were the work of songwriter-producer team, Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. With The Archies, Dante performed the 1969 hit, Sugar Sugar, the number one best selling single in 1969.

Ron, who was born Carmine Granito, is a talented singer, songwriter, and producer. When performing with “The Archies” he sang all the parts, including the female parts by singing falsetto! Dante went on to be a successful producer for Barry Manilow and often sang backup on Barry’s recordings. He sang backup with Barry Manilow on the 1974 hit single, Mandy. Ron Dante continues to be active in the music industry; recently, in 2006, releasing the CD, California Weekend.

Learn about other songs with female names in the title or lyrics at www.GirlsNameSongs.com with the song List page with over 2,200 songs!

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