"Candyman" is a song written and produced by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released as the second single from their seventh studio album, Tinderbox.
The song is about "child abuse". Musically, it is a guitar-based number. Melody Maker hailed the single upon its release, saying it was "thrilling". [...] "Big and brash and clashing, it's many parts combine to form one spirited, unpredictable yet wholly co-ordinated outburst while Siouxsie's voice, in confident control, bounces up and down and around the repeating motifs, and unexpected twist of arrangements."
"Candyman" became Siouxsie and the Banshees' 13th top 40 hit, peaking at number 34 in the UK singles chart.