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Treat Yourself To These Ten "Candy" Songs

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Pete Seeger Did An Outstanding Version of a Candy Classic


Chances are you will not be trick or treating in a large group this year, so most of your travel from house to house will be alone. In order to make the hike more bearable while awaiting the opportunity to dig into your Snickers bar or Reese's Cups, perhaps you should take along some ear buds.

To keep the true spirit of the occasion, allow me to offer this bag of sweet songs to listen to. Each title fits Halloween, for it mentions the word “Candy.”

1. I Want Candy by Bow Wow

Originally it hit the charts in the Sixties by the Strangeloves, getting a popular rebirth when Annabell Lwin and her band covered it in the Eighties.

2. Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground

Shapeshifter served as a superior follow up to this popular smash, which has unfortunately rendered the Nineties band a one-hit wonder.

3. Candy-O by the Cars

This title track is one of many of the hits from the 1980 record, which also spawned “Let's Go” and “It's All I Can Do.”

4. Candy by Iggy Pop

Brick By Brick is the home of this simply-titled tune, a duet with B-52s singer Kate Pierson.

5. Rock Candy by Montrose

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After beginning his rock career with Edgar Winter, Montrose forged a new band with heavier songs like this one.

6. Rock Candy Mountain by Pete Seeger

Burl Ives and numerous other folk legends helped immortalize this standard, but I have long preferred the one by the banjo player.

7. Candy Store Rock by Led Zeppelin

Hailing from the Presence album, this track fits snugly among cuts lie “Nobody's Fault But Mine” and “Hots On For Nowhere.”

8. The Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Who can take the sunrise and sprinkle it with dew?" asks the crooner in this hit, his only record to reach the number one spot.

9. Candy Hearts by George Jones

Every song on Sings From The Heart has the word Heart in the title, including this one as well as “Cold Cold Heart” and “I've Got Heartaches by the Number.”

10. Candy Says by the Velvet Underground

Lou Reed introduces this transsexual on the band's self-titled album, a character who would later appear on “Walk on the Wild Side from his solo record Transformer.

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