Candy Rain (song)

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"Candy Rain"
Soul for Real - Candy Rain single.png
Single by Soul for Real
from the album Candy Rain
Released November 15, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre R&B, new jack swing, hip hop soul
Length 4:36
Label Uptown Records
Writer(s) Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Hamish Stuart, Dwight Myers, Malik Taylor, Owen McIntyre, Samuel Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier, Terri Robinson
Producer(s) Heavy D & Samuel "Red Hot Lover Tone" Barnes, Jean-Claude "Poke" Olivier
Soul for Real singles chronology
"Candy Rain"
(1994)
"Every Little Thing I Do"
(1995)

"Candy Rain" is the title of a number-one R&B hit single by Soul for Real, released in 1994 on Uptown Records. The song was written by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Hamish Stuart, Dwight Myers, Malik Taylor, Owen McIntyre, Samuel Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier, Terri Robinson and spent three weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks behind Madonna's ballad "Take a Bow".[1] The song also reached #1 on Billboard's Top 40/Rhythm-Crossover airplay chart and was a moderate success on mainstream Top 40 radio, peaking at #21 in the spring of 1995 on Radio & Records CHR/Pop tracks chart.[citation needed] It was certified gold by the RIAA and sold 800,000 copies.[2][3] It features rapper Heavy D in the video and the song is regarded as the group's signature song. The song has a remix by Heavy D and samples the 1974 hit song "Mr. Magic" by Grover Washington, Jr.. Bruno Mars has covered this song during his The Moonshine Jungle Tour. The bassline of this song was sampled from Minnie Riperton's "Baby, This Love I Have" which is the first song from her 1975 album Adventures in Paradise.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 541. 
  2. ^ "American certifications – Soul for Real – Candy Rain". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1995". Billboard. BPI Communications. 108 (3): 56. January 20, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2011-07-07.