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"Sugar Man" is a song written and recorded by Rodriguez in August–September 1969 and released on his debut studio album Cold Fact in 1970.

"Sugar Man"
Sugar Man (song).jpg
Single by Rodriguez
from the album Cold Fact
A-side"Sugar Man"
B-side"Inner City Blues"
Format7-inch single
RecordedAugust–September 1969
Songwriter(s)Sixto Rodriguez
Rodriguez singles chronology
"I'll Slip Away"
"Sugar Man"
"Inner City Blues"


Samples and featuresEdit

"Sugar Man" was covered by Just Jinger in 1998 and was sampled in "You're Da Man", from the 2001 Nas album Stillmatic.

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP RemixEdit

"Sugar Man"
Single by Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP
Released28 November 2014
FormatDigital download
Songwriter(s)Sixto Rodriguez
  • Yolanda Be Cool
  • DCUP
Yolanda Be Cool singles chronology
"All That She Wants"
"Sugar Man"
"Soul Makossa (Money)"

A remix of "Sugar Man" by Australian band Yolanda Be Cool and producer DCUP was released on 28 November 2014 by Australian independent label Sweat It Out.[1] The song peaked at number 15 on the ARIA Charts and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments exceeding 70,000 copies.[2]


Following the success of "We No Speak Americano" in 2010, Matt Handley and Andrew Stanley (Yolanda Be Cool), and Duncan Maclennan (DCUP) found themselves in huge demand, travelling the world performing. Handley said, "We always intended to do more tunes together, but we just never seemed to be able to be in the same room for long enough. Then Duncan moved to Melbourne and for a while, I guess we just did our own thing." Maclennan takes up the story, "As much as we wanted to do more tunes together, apart from finding the time, we also knew that finding a sample with the same magic as 'Americano' was a must. We didn't want to just put out tunes for the sake of it. Fast forward to now, and it just felt right to get back in the studio. We had been passing sample ideas back and forth for a while and we all just fell in love with 'Sugar Man'. It felt right."[3]

Music videoEdit

A music video to accompany the release of "Sugar Man" was first released on YouTube on 25 November 2014 with a total length of three minutes and fourteen seconds.[4]

A TV documentary music video "Dead Men Don't Tour - Rodriguez in South Africa" on 1998[5]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[6]
1."Sugar Man" (radio edit)3:03
Digital download — Remixes[7]
1."Sugar Man" (club mix)5:51
2."Sugar Man" (Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh Remix)6:51
3."Sugar Man" (Generik Remix)6:31
4."Sugar Man" (Mason Remix)5:40
5."Sugar Man" (Indian Summer Remix)4:16
6."Sugar Man" (POOLCLVB Remix)4:43
7."Sugar Man" (original mix)4:01


Chart (2015) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 15


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[2] Platinum 70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Release date Format Label
Australia 28 November 2014[6] Digital download Sweat It Out! (SWEATDS138)


  1. ^ "Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP cover Rodrigueszs Sugar Man". 27 November 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks". ARIA Charts. 16 March 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Yolanda Be Cool / Sugar man". Retrieved November 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - "Sugar Man" [Official Video] - YouTube
  5. ^ Dead Men Don't Tour - Rodriguez in South Africa
  6. ^ a b "Sugar Man– Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – Sugarman". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  8. ^ " – Yolanda Be Cool & DCup – Sugar Man". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 14 March 2015.