The Sweet (UK glam rock band)

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This band ceased to exist in the early 1980s. The spinoff bands, Andy Scott’s Sweet, Brian Connolly’s Sweet (now defunct) and Steve Priest’s Sweet are all separate bands. Please do not link any of their activities to this artist!

Annotation last modified on 2017-04-28 04:14 .

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The Sweet (also known as Sweet) are a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Their best known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. The group was originally called Sweetshop.

The band was formed in London in 1968 and achieved their first hit, "Funny Funny", in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals.

The band first achieved success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser" (1973), "The Ballroom Blitz" (1973) and "Teenage Rampage" (1974). The band turned to a more hard rock style with their mid-career singles, like 1974's "Turn It Down". "Fox on the Run" (1975) also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland. They also achieved success and popularity in the US with the top ten hits "Little Willy", "The Ballroom Blitz", "Fox on the Run" and "Love is Like Oxygen".

Sweet had their last international success in 1978 with "Love Is Like Oxygen". Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1981. From the mid-1980s, Scott, Connolly and Priest each played with their own versions of Sweet at different times. Connolly died in 1997 and Tucker in 2002. The two surviving members are still active in their respective versions of the band; Scott's is based in the UK and Priest's in the US.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Bubblegum Classics, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1996 I Love Rock & Roll: Hits of the 70's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1996 The Ultimate Party Animal Various Artists 1
1996 30 Jaar Top Hits 1967–1997 Various Artists 1
1996 AM Gold: 1975 Various Artists 1
1996 Best of 70’s, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1996 Classic Rock: 1978-1979 Various Artists 1
1996 Der "alte Ami" Rik DeLisle präsentiert: Das große Super-Oldies-Paket Various Artists 1
1996 Glam Rock Stars, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1996 Het Museum, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1996 Highlights of the Seventies, the CVG-Collection Vol.4 Various Artists 1
1996 Joey Vendetta Presents: 300% Pure Rock Various Artists 1
1996 Maximum Power 2 Various Artists 1
1996 No. 1 Hits Various Artists 1
1996 No.1 Hits of the 70’s Various Artists 1
1996 On the Wild Side Various Artists 1
1996 Party Power Pack, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Rock On 1973 Various Artists 1
1996 Rock On 1978 Various Artists 1
1996 Rock Power Various Artists 1
1996 Seventies Blockbusters Various Artists 1
1996 Supersonic Seventies, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 The Ultimate Super 20, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Slam Jams, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Hits of the Seventies Various Artists 1
1997 50 Soft Goldies Various Artists 1
1997 75 Milestones of Pop & Rock Various Artists 1
1997 100% Sommar Various Artists 1
1997 1971 - Die Stars - Die Hits - Die Facts Various Artists 1
1997 1975: Top Picks of Legacy Entertainment Various Artists 1
1997 1978 - Die Stars - Die Hits - Die Facts Various Artists 1
1997 Absolute Hits of the 70's Various Artists 1
1997 AM Gold: 1978 Various Artists 1
1997 Classic Rock: 1971-1973 Various Artists 1
1997 Classic Rock: 1973-1979 Various Artists 1
1997 De Pre Historie 1971, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 De Pre Historie 1972, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 De Pre Historie 1973, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Disco Top 100, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1997 Licht aus! Spot an! Best of Disco Various Artists 1
1997 Licht aus! Spot an! Best of Disco Various Artists 1
1997 Licht aus! Spot an! Best of Disco Various Artists 1
1997 Native New Yorker: Disco Classics Various Artists 1
1997 Oldies 6: Pop & Rock 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Slam Jams, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Sommerhits Various Artists 1
1997 The 70’s: Glam and Glitter Various Artists 1
1997 The Power of Love: 1978–1980 Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Party Megamix Various Artists 1
1997 The Very Best of the 70's, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1997 Triple M Unleashed Again Various Artists 1
1998 Echt kultig: Die Internationale (1998, yellow cover) Various Artists 1
1998 The Number One's: Rock It Up Various Artists 1
1998 Big Hits of the 70s Various Artists 1
1998 Bestseller auf dem Plattenteller (68–72) Various Artists 1
1998 BNN Goldies: Internationale Hits der 70er Various Artists 1
1998 Dynamite: The Best of Glam Rock Various Artists 2
1998 Freewheelin’ Various Artists 1
1998 glamOrama Various Artists 1
1998 Lost and Found: 1970-1978 Various Artists 1
1998 Pure Rock 1971 Various Artists 1
1998 Pure Rock 1973 Various Artists 1
1998 Sounds of the 70’s Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Glam Rock Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 The Ultimate Super 20, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Ultimate 70’s Various Artists 1
1999 Avro's Top Pop Yeah Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Fetenhits: Oldies Various Artists 1
1999 Heisse Zeiten ….. mit extra‐coolen Sommerhits Various Artists 1
1999 Ultimate 70’s Party Various Artists 1
1999 The Super Sound of the 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 In to the Mix III Various Artists 1
1999 1970’s Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 AM Gold: Radio Hits '69-'74: Pop Treasures Various Artists 1
1999 Aral MusicCollection No. 12: You Got It Various Artists 1
1999 Best of Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Block Buster Oldies Various Artists 1
1999 Glam Bam Thank You Ma’am Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Guitar Rock: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Guitar Rock: Power Rock Various Artists 1
1999 HitRadio-RadioHits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Hockey Anthems Various Artists 1
1999 Hot Pop Various Artists 1
1999 Kneipenhits: Rock Classics Various Artists 2
1999 Legendary Pop & Rock Groups Various Artists 1
1999 Media Markt Collection: The 70s Various Artists 1
1999 Millenium Super-Hits: 1976-1980 Various Artists 1
1999 Millennium Party (Avon) Various Artists 1
1999 Million Selling Songs From the 70's Various Artists 1
1999 Pop Complete Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Singles of All Time Various Artists 1
1999 The History of Pop 1970-1972 Various Artists 1
1999 The History of Pop 1973-1976 Various Artists 1
1999 The Ultimate A–Z of Pop Various Artists 1
1999 The World's Best Ever Beer Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 When a Man Loves a Woman: Hits of the 60's Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Wickie, Slime und Paiper, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 25 All‐Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits: The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1

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