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Andy Kim (born Andrew Youakim, 5 December 1952) is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Youakim left his home for New York to pursue a career in music. Back home he worked on his music and in 1968 under the stage name Andy Kim, released the single "How'd We Ever Get This Way?" on the Steed label. That record just missed the U.S. Top 20. In 1969, Kim had two hit singles, "Rainbow Ride," which made the U.S. Top 50, and "Baby, I Love You," which got to #9 and was popular enough in Canada to earn him a Juno Award as his country's "Top Male Vocalist."

That same year, with Jeff Barry, Kim co-wrote "Sugar, Sugar" which was a hit single for The Archies, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and ultimately becoming the RIAA Record of the Year. Kim/Barry wrote more songs for the Archies, and also for Changes, by The Monkees in 1970, which Barry produced.

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