Candy Rain (album)

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Candy Rain
Studio album by Soul for Real
Released March 28, 1995
Recorded 1994 - 1995
Genre R&B, Hip hop soul, New jack swing
Length 44:47
Label Uptown/MCA
Producer Andre Harrell (exec.), Heavy D (exec.), Trackmasters, Kenny Greene, Dave Cintron
Soul for Real chronology
Candy Rain
For Life
Singles from Candy Rain
  1. "Candy Rain"
    Released: November 15, 1994
  2. "Every Little Thing I Do"
    Released: April 25, 1995
  3. "If You Want It"
    Released: October 17, 1995

Candy Rain is the debut studio album from American R&B group Soul for Real, released March 28, 1995 on Uptown Records and distributed through MCA Records.

The album peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard 200 chart. By August 1995 it was certified platinum in sales by the RIAA after sales exceeding one million copies in the United States.

Release and reception[edit]

Candy Rain peaked at twenty-three on the United States Billboard 200 and number five on the R&B Albums chart.[1] The album was certified platinum by August 1995.[2]

While Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic did call the group "undoubtedly fine singers," he didn't feel they were strong enough to make some of the weaker material on the album very convincing.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Candy Rain" Barnes, Heavy D & the Boyz, Olivier, Robinson 4:34
2. "Every Little Thing I Do" Barnes, Raymond Calhoun, Dwight Myers, Olivier, Robinson 4:17
3. "All in My Mind" Belasco, Myers, Olivier, Robinson 3:56
4. "If You Want It" Samuel Barnes, Cintron, Myers, Jean-Claude Olivier, Robinson 3:34
5. "I Wanna Be Your Friend" Barnes, Myers, Olivier, Robinson 4:00
6. "Ain't No Sunshine" William Withers, Jr. 1:15
7. "Spend the Night" Barnes, Andre Dalyrimple, Myers, Olivier, Robinson 3:53
8. "I Don't Know" Myers, Olivier, Terri Robinson 8:03
9. "If Only You Knew" Cynthia Biggs, Kenny Gamble, Myeers, Olivier, Dexter Wansel 5:50
10. "Thinking of You" Dave Cintron, Kenny Greene 4:48
11. "Piano Interlude"   0:37

Chart history[edit]


Chart (1995)[1] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 23
U.S. R&B Albums 5


Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1994 "Candy Rain" 2 2 1 1 20
1995 "Every Little Thing I Do" 17 11 4 25
"If You Want It" 43 53

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • arranging – Heavy D, Terri Robinson
  • art direction – Brett Wright
  • assistant engineering – Ben Arindell, Chris Curran, Steve Sisco, Matt Tuffli
  • assistant mixing – Steve Sisco, Matt Tuffli
  • bass – Terri Robinson
  • composing – Pete Belasco
  • drum programming – Poke
  • engineering – Bill Esses, Mikael Ifuersen, Richard Travali
  • executive production – Andre Harrell, Heavy D
  • guitar – James E. Rohlehr
  • keyboards – Dave Cintron, Alexander Richbourg
  • loops – Poke
  • make-up – Melanie Harris
  • mastering – Michael Sarsfield
  • mixing – Bill Esses, Tony Maserati, Richard Travali
  • photography – Mark Contratto
  • production – Heavy D, Poke, Red Hot Lover Tone
  • production coordination – Debra Young
  • saxophone – Sylvester Scott
  • vocal arrangement – Kenny Greene
  • vocals – Andre Dalyrimple, Brian Dalyrimple, Christopher Dalyrimple, Jason Dalyrimple, Terri Robinson
  • vocals (background) – Desiree Dalyrimple, Nicole Dalyrimple, Kenny Greene, Red Hot Lover Tone, Terri Robinson
  • vocoder – Dave Cintron, Darin Whittington


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