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is the debut album by Candy Girl New Edition, released on the Streetwise label, in 1983.
Production and conception [ edit ]
The title song was written and produced by Maurice Starr after seeing New Edition perform at a talent show. He signed them and had them record "Candy Girl" in a small studio in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The band members were between the ages of 13-15 when the song was released.
Singles [ edit ]
Their debut single, "
Candy Girl" was New Edition's first single, it topped the UK Singles Chart and was the first number one single to include rapping. [1 ] The second single, "
Is This the End" didn't chart as well as their debut performing outside of the Top 40 in the UK and US. Their third singles "
Popcorn Love" and " Jealous Girl" both released as a double sided single charted outside of the top 100 in the US.
Critical reception [ edit ]
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Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by
Maurice Starr and Michael Jonzun, except where noted.
"Gimme Your Love"
"She Gives Me a Bang"
Is This the End"
"Pass the Beat"
Arthur Baker, Maurice Starr, M.C. Globe
Arthur Baker, Tina Klein-Baker, Maurice Starr
"Should Never Have Told Me"
"Gotta Have Your Lovin'"
Arthur Baker, Maurice Starr, Michael Jonzun
"Candy Girl (12" Edit)"
"Candy Girl (Singalong Version)"
Production [ edit ]
Arthur Baker, Michael Jonzun & Maurice Starr Engineered By Frank Heller, James Mace, Maurice Starr & Fred Torchio
Mixed By Arthur Baker, Frank Heller & Maurice Starr
Personnel [ edit ]
Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe: Lead & Backing Vocals
Tina B.: Additional Vocals
Tambourine Bashiri Johnson, Jimmy Johnson Jr.: Percussion
Arthur Baker: Drums, Sound Effects
Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drums, Vocoder, Backing Vocals Gordon Worthy: Keyboards
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Candy Girl by New Edition Songfacts". Songfacts.com . Retrieved 2012-01-10.
^ Christgau, Robert (September 27, 1983). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice . Retrieved 2012-03-03.
New Edition "Candy Girl" CD Liner Notes. 1983, Streetwise/Warlock Records.