Candy Girl (The Four Seasons song)

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"Candy Girl"
Single by The Four Seasons
from the album Ain't That a Shame and 11 Others
B-side Marlena (from the same album)
Released June 1963
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 2:39
Label Vee-Jay Records
Writer(s) Larry Santos
Producer(s) Bob Crewe
The Four Seasons singles chronology
Ain't That a Shame!
(1962)
Candy Girl
(1963)
New Mexican Rose
(1963)

"Candy Girl" is the title of a hit single recorded in 1963 by the Four Seasons. Written by Larry Santos and produced by Bob Crewe, it is the first original Four Seasons single not composed by either Bob Gaudio or Bob Crewe. The writer, Larry Santos, would become a chart artist in his own right with 1976's "We Can't Hide It Anymore". "Candy Girl" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 13 on the R&B chart, the last of the group's entries to make the R&B chart.[1]

The song tackles the subject of a girlfriend whose "love is so sweet". The Four Seasons song is a doo-wop styled ballad to a loving girlfriend ("I've been a searching all this big wide world/Finally I found my/Candy Girl").

The B-side, "Marlena", was a mild hit in its own right: it reached No. 36 on the Hot 100. It was composed by Gaudio and produced by Crewe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 212.