Candles (song)

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Single by Hey Monday
from the album Candles (EP)
Released February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08) (US)
Format Digital EP
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:00 (EP version)
2:55 (Hold On Tight version)
Label Decaydance / Columbia
Writer(s) Cassadee Pope
Mike Gentile
Sam Hollander
Dave Katz
Producer(s) S*A*M & Sluggo
Hey Monday singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Dance"

"Candles" is a song recorded by American pop punk band Hey Monday. The song was first included on the group's debut album, Hold On Tight (2008). While working on their scrapped second studio album, the band re-recorded the song; this new version was released on February 8, 2011 as the Candles EP, along with an acoustic demo of the song and a previously-unreleased song called "The One That Got Away".[1] A music video for the song debuted March 9, 2011 on Just Jared.[2] "Candles" was the last single released by the group before they went on hiatus for Cassadee Pope to pursue her solo career.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Cassadee Pope

Digital EP
No. Title Music Length
1. "Candles (2011)"   Cassadee Pope, Mike Gentile, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz 3:00
2. "The One That Got Away"     3:47
3. "Candles (Acoustic Demo)"   Pope, Gentile, Hollander, Katz 2:46

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[3] 31

Glee version[edit]

"Candles (Glee Cast version)"
Single by Glee Cast
from the album Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers
Released March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 2:51
Label Columbia / 20th Century Fox TV / Sony (AUS, CAN, US)
Epic (UK)
Writer(s) Cassadee Pope
Mike Gentile
Sam Hollander
Dave Katz
Producer(s) Tommy Faragher, Ryan Murphy

The cast of Glee covered the song in their second season episode, "Original Song". In the episode, Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) performed "Candles" as a duet as part of The Warblers' setlist for Regionals. As with almost every song performed on the show, the Glee cover was released as a digital single, on March 15, 2011. It is also included on the soundtrack album Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers. The Glee version proved to be more commercially successful than the original, charting in Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, and The United States.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 100
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 86
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 165
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 71


  1. ^ "Candles: Hey Monday". Amazon MP3. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Marquina, Sierra. "Hey Monday's Debut 'Candles' Music Video Just Before Song Hits 'Glee' [VIDEO]". Ryan Seacrest. Ryan Seacrest Productions. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hey Monday Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Rock Digital Songs for Hey Monday. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 28th March 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. March 28, 2011. Archived from the original on March 29, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nielsen Music: Canadian Update (March 25, 2011)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 25, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 23, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "UK Singles Chart: CLUK Update (07.05.2011 - week 17)". Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ Grein, Paul (March 23, 2011). "Week Ending March 20, 2011: Songs: The Chris Brown Matter". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics