Candy Girl (album)

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Candy Girl
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Studio album by New Edition
Released March 1, 1983
Recorded July 1982 – February 1983
Genre R&B, pop
Length 43:40
Label Streetwise
Producer Maurice Starr (also exec.), Arthur Baker, Paul McCraven (exec.)
New Edition chronology
Candy Girl
(1983)
New Edition
(1984)
Singles from New Edition
  1. "Candy Girl"
    Released: November 14, 1982
  2. "Is This the End"
    Released: May 4, 1983
  3. "Popcorn Love"
    Released: August 6, 1983

Candy Girl is a debut album of New Edition, released by Streetwise Records on March 1, 1983. The album was produced by Maurice Starr and Arthur Baker.

Production and conception[edit]

The title song was written and produced by Maurice Starr after seeing New Edition perform at a talent show in 1982. He signed them and had them record "Candy Girl" in a small studio in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1982. The band members were between the ages of 13-15 when the song was released.[1][unreliable source?]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Maurice Starr and Michael Jonzun, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Gimme Your Love"   Maurice Starr, Baker[a] 4:15
2. "She Gives Me a Bang"   Starr, Baker[a] 4:00
3. "Is This the End"   Starr, Baker[a] 4:11
4. "Pass the Beat" Arthur Baker, Maurice Starr, M.C. Globe Baker, Starr 4:38
5. "Popcorn Love"   Starr, Baker[a] 4:52
6. "Candy Girl"   Starr, Baker[a] 3:54
7. "Ooh Baby" Arthur Baker, Tina Klein-Baker, Maurice Starr Baker, Starr 3:56
8. "Should Never Have Told Me"   Starr, Baker[a] 4:06
9. "Gotta Have Your Lovin'" Arthur Baker, Maurice Starr, Michael Jonzun Starr, Baker[a] 4:50
10. "Jealous Girl"   Starr, Baker[a] 4:58
Total length: 43:40
Notes

Personnel[edit]

  • Arthur Baker – executive producer, producer, mixer, Roland and Linn drums, sound effects
  • Maurice Starr – producer, arrangement, mixer, bass guitar, lead guitar, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, drums, vocoder
  • Paul McCraven – executive producer
  • Michael Jonzun – co-arrangement
  • Fred Torchio – recording
  • James Mace – recording
  • Frank Heller – engineer, mix engineer, tambourine
  • Bobby Brown – lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Bivins – lead and backing vocals
  • Ralph Tresvant – lead and backing vocals
  • Ricky Bell – lead and backing vocals
  • Ronnie DeVoe – lead and backing vocals
  • Tina B. – additional vocals
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Jimmy Johnson Jr. – percussion
  • Gordon Worthy – keyboards

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candy Girl by New Edition Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 27, 1983). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived October 1, 2007, on Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200 - April 14, 1984". 
  • New Edition "Candy Girl" CD Liner Notes. 1983, Streetwise/Warlock Records.