Candy Girl

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About Candy Girl

"Candy Girl" is the debut single by New Edition from their debut album Candy Girl. It was released as a single in late February 1983 and the song hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 31st best-selling single of the year. It also peaked at #1 on the Hot Black Singles chart on May 14, 1983.


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It's been a long time since you left me
I didn't mean to make you cry
I didn't mean to disappoint you
I didn't mean to tell you lies

And after all that we have been through
Won't you let me tell you why

One more try I didn't know how much I loved you
One more try let me put my arms around you
Living all these lonely nights without you
Oh baby can we give it one more try

It's been a long time since I kissed you
It always used to feel so good
And if you knew how much I missed you
You'd forgive me if you could

And now that we have found each other
Can't we give it one more try (one more try)


And after all that we have been through
Won't you let me tell you why
And now that we have found each other
Can't we give it one more try (one more try)


Oh girl you know I love you
I just want you to know
Our love I'll always treasure
So please just don't let me go

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New Edition

New Edition is an R&B group formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement of the 1980s and 1990s and led the way for groups like New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync. The group recorded mostly as a quintet. more »

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Written by: Larry Curtis Johnson, Michael Johnson

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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15 facts about this song

"Candy Girl" is a hit single by the American boy band "New Edition," released in 1983.
The song was written by Maurice Starr and Michael Jonzun, two prominent figures in the music industry.
Peak Billboard performance
The song climbed to the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard R&B and the UK Singles Chart.
First Single
"Candy Girl" was New Edition's first single, and it proved highly successful, launching the band's career.
"Candy Girl" is the title track of New Edition's debut album, which sold over a million copies worldwide.
The song's sound and style were heavily influenced by the earlier boy band, "The Jackson 5".
Members' Age
At the time of the song's release, all members of New Edition were between the ages of 13 and 15.
Originally, "Candy Girl" was released under the Streetwise Records label.
The song has been featured in various movie soundtracks, including Full House and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
"Candy Girl" has been sampled in several songs by other artists, showcasing its enduring popularity and influence in music.
Music Video
The music video for "Candy Girl" helped to popularize the band, showcasing their dance skills and youthful charm.
Critic Reviews
Many critics praised "Candy Girl" for its infectious beat and the polished performances of the band members.
The song established New Edition as one of the pioneering boy bands in popular music and paved the way for future groups like New Kids on the Block and *NSYNC.
Cover versions
An a cappella group, 'The Overtones,' covered "Candy Girl" on their 2013 album 'Saturday Night at the Movies.'
Reunion Performances
"Candy Girl" continues to be a fan-favorite and is often performed during New Edition's reunion concerts.

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