Candy Girl

Candy Girl by New Edition was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, May 28, 1983 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Producer Maurice Starr wrote this shortly after seeing the band perform at a talent show. He signed them and had them record this in a small studio in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Starr wrote the song in the style of "ABC" by The Jackson 5. He wanted New Edition to emulate The Jackson 5, and had them perform similar dance moves and vocal harmonies. The video for this song was the first that New Edition made. They didn't have a wardrobe budget, so the band is wearing their school clothes in the clip. MTV wasn't playing videos by black artists at the time (for more on this, see "Billie Jean"), but the American network Black Entertainment Television (BET) gave it plenty of airtime, giving New Edition a big boost in the black community.

Candy Girl FAQs

Who sang Candy Girl?

Candy Girl was performed by New Edition

What year did Candy Girl get to the UK number 1 spot?

Candy Girl first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, May 28, 1983

How long was Candy Girl at number 1 in the UK?

Candy Girl spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.