Candy (1944 song)

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"Candy" is a popular song. The music was written by Alex Kramer, the lyrics by Mack David and Joan Whitney. It was published in 1944.

The recording by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 183. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[1]

The recording by Dinah Shore was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1632. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 5, 1945 at No. 10, its only week on the chart.[1]

The recording by Joe Loss and his Orchestra with refrain Harry Kaye was made in Hippodrome, Ardwick, Manchester on June 15, 1945. It was released by EMI on the HMV Records label as catalog number BD 5890.

Big Maybelle's version of the song received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999[2] and went to No. 11 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1956.[3]

The jazz vocalist group The Manhattan Transfer included this song on their self-titled 1975 album The Manhattan Transfer. Repeated on The Best of The Manhattan Transfer (1981) and The Very Best of The Manhattan Transfer (1994).

The Big Maybelle version was featured on a 1986 episode of The Cosby Show entitled "A Touch of Wonder" in which Claire lipsyncs it to lure Heathcliff downstairs for some snuggle time at the end of the episode.


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940–1955. Record Research. 
  2. ^ Grammy Award Hall of Fame: Candy
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B Singles 1942–1999. Record Research.