The Sweet
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqlgw.jpg
1968
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/dc73bb40-b697-4df9-a2ec-0555bebdba75
The Sweet

The Sweet Biography (Wikipedia)

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".

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

The Sweet Performances & Interviews


The Sweet Tracks

Sort by

The Sweet
Funny, Funny
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Funny, Funny
The Sweet
Teenage Rampage
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Teenage Rampage
The Sweet
Block Buster!
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0222gqy.jpg
link
Block Buster!
The Sweet
Fox On The Run
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04sjw41.jpg
link
Fox On The Run
The Sweet
Ballroom Blitz
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Ballroom Blitz
The Sweet
Love Is Like Oxygen
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Love Is Like Oxygen
The Sweet
Co-Co
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Co-Co
The Sweet
Poppa Joe
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Poppa Joe
The Sweet
Wig Wam Bam
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Wig Wam Bam
The Sweet
Action
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlgw.jpg
link
Action
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring The Sweet


Latest The Sweet News

    Top of the Pops a decade on: 10 stunning moments from the legendary pop show
    Counting down the times pop music barged into the nation's living rooms and caused a stir
Back to artist