This budget collection of the "Greatest Hits" of the Archies only has 11 tracks recorded by faux-group spawned for the Saturday morning cartoon show. This is a decent collection of bubblegum music ("bubblegum" music was labeled as such because of its childish qualities, mass production values, and instant disposability), but since the Archies put out six albums you might want something with more sticks to get longer lasting flavor. I never watched the cartoon show (and read the comics only when every other comic book in my cousins' house had been consumed) so all I really remembered was "Sugar, Sugar," which is, of course, the one Archies' song that everybody remembers. I vaguely recalled there was another "hit" from the group, which turned out to be "Jingle Jangle" (well, gee, that should have been obvious).
Anyhow, everything in the Archies oeuvre might not be here, and certainly one has to be in the mood for this distinctive subset of pop music, but this is pretty good bubblegum music: "Bang Shang-a-Lang" could be your next guilty pleasure song. Most of the songs are written by Len Barry and Andy Kim, and performed by Ron Dante (who co-writes a couple as well). This is not first-rate bubblegum music, which would be Tommy James & the Shondells (and some stuff by the Monkees", but once you get to the second tier this is as good as it gets. Besides, Wilson Pickett did a soul cover of "Sugar, Sugar," so there must have been some pink gold here.
If you really like bubblegum music than the greatest hits albums by the Archies and Tommy Roe would be the only collections of individual artists in this genre worth having. Everything else worth having, such as "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" by the Ohio Express and "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" by Edison Lighthouse, you can pick up on one of the various bubblegum hit collections.