Rubettes (The) were an English pop band who, after an appearance on BBC TV’s “Top Of The Pops” became an overnight success when their debut single “Sugar Baby Love” which remained at Number 1 in the UK for four weeks in 1974. The Rubettes went on to have a number of other hits across Europe during the mid-1970s, such as “Juke Box Jive“.

The song “Sugar Baby Love” became a huge hit in many countries across the world, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart and remaining at the top for four weeks. It is often considered to be one of the best-known British pop songs of the 1970s and spent a total of 18 weeks in the British charts. It also reached number one in Australia and several European countries. Their second single, “You’re the Reason Why”, was also a Top 20 hit in the UK and made the Top 10 in several European countries.

The group released several studio albums during their career including: Wear It’s ‘At (1974), Rubette (1975), We Can Do It (1976) and Sign of the Times (1977). All four albums charted in the UK, with the second album selling over a million copies as of 2017. The group also released several singles throughout their career, most of which were minor hits in the UK Singles charts. The group disbanded in 1979, but reunited briefly in the early 1990s. They have since reunited on several occasions, with their last reunion taking place in 2013.

The Rubettes are best known for their hit single “Sugar Baby Love”, as well as their follow-up hits “You’re the Reason Why” and “Tonight”. They were one of the few British acts to crack the US charts in the 1970s, reaching the Top 40 with “Tonight” and “Juke Box Jive”. They remain one of the most popular bands of the 1970s in their home country of England, with their music still regularly featured on compilation albums and in television and film soundtracks.

Although the original line up is no longer in existence, there were two Rubettes bands headed by former members still touring into the 2000s.

Backing Tracks – Juke Box Jive …  Sugar Baby Love …

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