Candy (1944 song)

"Candy" is a popular song. The music was written by Alex Kramer, the lyrics by Mack David and Joan Whitney. It was published in 1944.

First recordingsEdit

A recording by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers,[1] with Jo Stafford, was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 183. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[2] Mercer recalled that the song was ideal for his limited range for ballad singing.[1]

Another recording by Dinah Shore was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1632. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 5, 1945 at No. 10, its only week on the chart.[2]

Later recordingsEdit


  1. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 1, side B.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940–1955. Record Research.
  3. ^ Grammy Award Hall of Fame: Candy Archived July 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B Singles 1942–1999. Record Research.