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Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s band.

Although Sweet were largely known for their image, and several hit singles — many of them being so-called teenage anthems — they also released several albums throughout a ten year career.

The extent of Sweet’s domination of the charts in Europe resulted in eight number one singles in Germany, with pop oriented tunes as “Co Co”, “Little Willy”, and “Wig Wam Bam”. Sweet’s success continued with more rock oriented tunes, such as “Blockbuster”, “Hellraiser”, “Ballroom Blitz”, “Teenage Rampage”, and “Fox On The Run”. The group had a world-wide following (clocking up no less than 18 top 20 hit singles) and were most notably popular in the UK, Germany and Australia.

The classic Sweet line-up consisted of vocalist Brian Connolly, drummer Mick Tucker, bassist Steve Priest, and guitarist Andy Scott. Sweet are perhaps best remembered for their stage clothing - glitter, platform boots, chain mail shirts, and makeup - practically defining the camp extreme of the look. Scott would later say it only happened because they needed an excuse to meet Top of the Pops dancers Pan’s People and reasoned that going to the make-up room was a good method of doing so.

In late 1978, Sweet stayed at The Town House studio, Shepherds Bush, London, to write new material for their next album. Just before Brian Connolly announced his departure, his vocals were erased from the recorded material for the ensuing album Cut Above The Rest. Two album tracks titled “That Girl” and “Stay With Me” featuring Connolly on lead vocals remain from the late 1978 Cut Above The Rest recording sessions.

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  • frankiefrogfive

    my first band from the glam days,then onto queen

    30 Jul 7:42pm Reply
  • rogoberlin

    Greetings from Germany, Berlin to all Sweet Fans. Sweet is the best Band ever. I love still the Band. The Best Song: Set me free !!!!!! Gruss aus Deutschland an alle Sweet Fans. Das war noch Musik.

    29 Jul 9:50am Reply
  • TiaGiu

    <3

    25 Jul 1:38am Reply
  • Fabiandoz

    Good band

    17 Jul 1:32pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    <3

    10 Jul 8:52pm Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    Sweet F.A., Give Us A Wink, Strung Up, Desolation Boulevard !!! Roxxxx !!!

    3 Jun 11:44am Reply
  • kost0606

    setmefree

    11 May 9:50pm Reply
  • AlexD_D

    I don't understand why this band is sooo underrated... they are so fuckin' good.

    26 Apr 8:55am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    вроде и артисты талантливые, и несколько песен есть крайне крутых, и даже альбомы слушать можно, но их синглы и хиты - в высшей степени посредственный конвейерный продукт. продались шоу-бизу короче чуваки.

    20 Mar 1:33pm Reply
  • Bero1707

    vote for this image if you like it: http://www.last.fm/music/Sweet/+images/97530461

    13 Mar 2:54pm Reply
  • sternenfee0

    ;-))

    3 Feb 9:47am Reply
  • AleksKelso

    not bad

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • musepulli

    best ever in the 70`s. the tandem-bike was a great big photo. I will never forget #The Sweet Fox on the run.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Bane1

    My favourite albums are 'Give Us a Wink' and 'Off The Record', great stuff!

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    No

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WishingAngel

    A criminally underrated band, I love Their creation, love Them All..

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BN84

    "Love Is Like Oxygen" - any list of 100 rock songs of all time without this piece is a misunderstanding.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • conqbl

    seen them live this week .... Fucking Awesome Live Band !!!! one of the best rock bands ever. totally love them !!

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ambiexxcunt

    One of the best bands ever.

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • FCA19795

    So they sung Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Little Willy, and Poppa Joe? Four of some of the most annoying songs I have ever heard come from the same band?! Crazy!

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
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