Candy (Paolo Nutini song)

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Paolonutini candy .JPEG
Single by Paolo Nutini
from the album Sunny Side Up
Released18 May 2009 (UK)
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreFolk rock
Length4:58 (album version)
3:38 (radio edit)
Songwriter(s)Paolo Nutini
Producer(s)Paolo Nutini, Ethan Johns
Paolo Nutini singles chronology
"New Shoes"
"Coming Up Easy"

"Candy" is a song from Paolo Nutini which was released on 18 May 2009. The song is the lead single from his second studio album "Sunny Side Up".[1]

Release and reception[edit]

The single made the A-list on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2, as well as the B-list on Absolute Radio. It charted at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, making it his third highest-charting single behind "Last Request" (number five) and "Pencil Full Of Lead" (number 17). In Scotland, "Candy" is Nutini's highest-charting single alongside "Last Request", topping the Scottish Singles Chart. Elsewhere, the song reached number 10 in Switzerland and the top 30 in Ireland and Italy.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 18
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 16
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 51
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 62
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 25
Italy (FIMI)[7] 20
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 19
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 29

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 79
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 179


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[14] Gold 15,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[15] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 400,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


In 2010, the song was covered by Welsh act Marina and the Diamonds on Dermot O'Leary's show on BBC Radio 2. In 2014, Kungs & Jasmine Thompson are collaborating to make a cover version of the song which uses the elements of Tropical house and Deep house. Previously, Thompson released a cover version of the song back in February.[citation needed]


  1. ^ [1] Archived May 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ " – Paolo Nutini – Candy" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  3. ^ " – Paolo Nutini – Candy" (in French). Ultratip.
  4. ^ "Chart Search Results - European Hot 100 Singles 2009-06-27". Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  5. ^ " – Paolo Nutini – Candy". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 22, 2009". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ " – Paolo Nutini – Candy". Top Digital Download.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ " – Paolo Nutini – Candy". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Paolo Nutini Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "2009 Year End Swiss Singles Chart". Swiss Music Charts. 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  13. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  14. ^ "Italian single certifications – Paolo Nutini – Candy" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 3 October 2016. Select "2016" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Candy" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  15. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Paolo Nutini; 'Candy')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  16. ^ "British single certifications – Paolo Nutini – Candy". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 July 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Candy in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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