I know many people decry todays modern "manufactured" music, but the genre was alive and kicking in the sixties. Most of the songs I remember from that decade fall in to the catagory of Bubblegum. Sugar Sugar is probably my favourite.
Sugar, Sugar is great!
To my ears, there was also a large overlap between Bubblegum and One-Hit-Wonders. What do you think?
60's: Green Tambourine (Lemon Pipers), Judy In Disguise (John Fred and his Playboy Band), I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes), Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Steam), More Today than Yesterday (Spiral Staircase), Smile a Little Smile for Me (Flying Machine), In the Year 2525 (Zager and Evans), Israelites (Desmond Decker and the Aces), Love Can Make You Happy (Mercy)
70's: TIghter, Tighter (Alive and Kicking), Ride Captain Ride (Blues Image), Montego Bay (Bobby Bloom), Love Grows Where my Rosemary Goes (Edison Lighthouse), Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum), Reflections of My Life (Marmalade), In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry), Venus (Shocking Blue), My Baby Loves Lovin (White Plains), All Right Now (Free), Oo-ooh Child (The Five Stairsteps), My Belle Amie (The Tea Set), Indiana Wants Me (R. Dean Taylor), Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson), Hey There Lonely Girl (Eddie Holman), Smiling Faces Sometimes (The Undisputed Truth), Mr. Big Stuff (Jean Knight), Chick-A-Boom (Daddy Dewdrop), Put Your Hand (Ocean), One Toke Over the Line (Brewer and Shipley), Precious and Few (Climax), Oh Babe What Would You Say (Hurricane Smith - our very own Norman from Abbey Road ... Beatles first engineer!)
, My Maria (B.W. Stevenson), Brother Louie (Stories), Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest), The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia (Vickie Lawrence), Smokin' in the Boys Room (Brownsville Station), Rock On (David Essex), Eres Tu (Mocedades), I Can Help (Billy Swan), The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace), Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede), Shaving Cream (Bennie Bell), The Hustle (Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony), Chevy Van (Sammy Johns), Feelings (Morris Albert), Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop), Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry), Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band), Smoke from a Distant Fire (Sanford-Townshend band), Black Betty (Ram Jam), You Light Up My Life (Debbie Boone), Hot Child in the City (Nick Gilder), Undercover Angel (Alan O'Day), Because the Night (Pattie Smith), Just When I Needed You Most (Randy VanWarmer), I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats), Video Killed the Radio Star (the Buggles), Drivers Seat (Sniff'n the Tears), Cruel to be Kind (Nick Lowe).
I got these one hit wonders off this http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/70s.cfm?start=161&sortby=song_year&orderby=ASC
site. I skipped a lot that I hadn't heard of, and left some off because I know they had other hits in other genres.
THey're not ALL bubblegum, but (especially in the early to mid-70s), there sure was a lot of overlap!
The soundtrack of my life! (WABC 770 AM in NYC in my case).