To put a twist into the case, though, I also picked up another bubblegum collection: The Ramones: Anthology. Punk? Leather? Fuggeddabouddit! These guys were pop-all-the-way, three-chords-a-beat fellows who dug Paul McCartney (making themselves his "brothers" by appropriating a pseudonym -- Paul Ramon -- that McCartney had used several times in his career). The Ramones were loud and messy, but they had the most hummable songs to come out of the proto-punk, CBGB world. I love this quote, by Joey Ramone, in the liner notes:
I hate to blow the mystique, but at the time we really liked bubblegum music, and we really liked the Bay City Rollers. Their song "Saturday Night" had a great chant in it, so we wanted a song with a chant in it. "Hey! Ho! Let's go!" [from] "Blitzkrieg Bop" was our "Saturday Night."