The Sweet also known as Sweet are a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the s. The group was originally called Sweetshop. The band was formed in London in and achieved their first hit, "Funny Funny", in after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During and , 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 s alone, with " Block Buster! The band turned to a more hard rock style with their mid-career singles, like 's " Turn It Down ". These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland.