20 Best Songs About Candy

By Nico Gonzalez

It’s no secret that candy is delicious.

But what you may not know is that, as it turns out, candy can also be pretty darn therapeutic.

In fact, there are many songs about candy-from different artists and genres-that reflect just how versatile and emotionally powerful this sugary snack can be.


Sugar Sugar – the Archies

“Sugar Sugar” is a 1969 song written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry.

The song was first recorded by The Archies, a fictional cartoon band, and was produced by Don Kirshner.

“Sugar Sugar” was The Archies’ only number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The lyrics of the song are about a young man who is in love with a girl who is “sweet like sugar”.

He tells her that he wants to be with her all the time and that he loves her “sweet sugar”.

Candy – Iggy Pop and the B-52’s Kate Pierson

Iggy Pop - Candy (Official Video)

In Iggy Pop and the B-52’s Kate Pierson’s song “Candy,” the lyrics talk about how the singer is addicted to love.

She sings, “I’m addicted to love/And I’m dying for candy.”

This song is a great example of how songs can help us process our emotions.

The lyrics are catchy and fun, but they also get to the heart of what it means to be addicted to love.

Many songs about candy are like this-they capture the joy and happiness that comes from indulging in something sweet.

Candy-O – the Cars

Candy-O - By THE CARS

The Cars Candy-O is one of the most iconic songs about candy ever written.

Released in 1979, the song perfectly captures the excitement and anticipation that comes with getting your hands on some delicious candy.

The lyrics are light and playful, and the melody is upbeat and cheerful-perfect for a song about candy!

Its lyrics are about a young man who is head over heels for a girl and does whatever he can to try and please her.

In the end, he wins her over with some delicious candy-O!

Candy Store Rock – Led Zeppelin

Candy Store Rock (Remaster)

When Led Zeppelin released their fourth album in 1971, they had no idea that the song “Candy Store Rock” would become one of their most popular tracks.

The song was inspired by a blues number called “Candy Man” that Robert Plant had heard while he was on tour in the United States.

“Candy Store Rock” is one of those tunes that just makes you feel good-the upbeat tempo, Plant’s powerful vocals and of course, the lyrics about getting lost in a sugar rush.

Whether you’re a fan of Led Zeppelin or not, it’s hard not to feel happy when you hear this song!

I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow is a song about the temptation of candy.

The lyrics talk about how the singer wants candy and how it’s a “sin” to resist it.

The song is a fun, upbeat tune that will have you dancing along in no time.

Its lyrics are about the allure of candy and how hard it is to resist.

Some people might consider it a “guilty pleasure” song, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.

Kitchenware and Candy Bars – Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots - Kitchenware & Candybars (VH1 Storytellers, 2000-03-08)

Stone Temple Pilots are a popular rock band who released their debut album in 1992.

They are known for their hard-hitting guitar riffs and soulful lyrics.

One of their most popular songs is “Kitchenware and Candy Bars”.

The song is about the struggles of addiction and how it can ruin relationships.

It’s a powerful song that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with addiction. 

Oh, Candy – Cheap Trick

Released in 1979 on their album “Dream Police”, Cheap Trick’s song “Oh, Candy” is a nostalgic ode to the sugary treats of childhood.

The lyrics reminisce about licking lollipops and sucking on straws, sweet memories that are as delicious as they are fleeting.

The song is upbeat and joyous, a perfect pick-me-up for when you need a sugar rush.

Its lyrics are about as sweet as the title itself!

Pour Some Sugar on Me – DEF LEPPARD

DEF LEPPARD - "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (Official Music Video)

Pour Some Sugar on Me was one of the biggest hits for Def Leppard in their career.

The song was written by the band’s lead singer, Joe Elliott, and it was inspired by his experiences with groupies.

The song is about a man who is in love with a woman and is willing to do anything to make her happy.

The lyrics of the song are extremely suggestive and are about a man who wants to do everything possible to please his lover.

The song is incredibly catchy and has been covered by many different artists over the years.

It’s no wonder that it continues to be one of the most popular songs about candy!

Candy and a Currant Bun – Pink Floyd

Candy And A Currant Bun

In their song, “Candy and a Currant Bun”, Pink Floyd reflects on a love that has gone bad.

The lyrics talk about how the singer is “sitting on a wall” and how his love has “gone away”.

He talks about how he used to be so in love with her that he would have given her anything-even a candy and a currant bun.

However, now that she’s gone, all he wants is to get her back.

Its lyrics are about how love can turn sour, but it still has a sweetness to it.

Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints (1967)

“Incense and Peppermints” is a song by the Strawberry Alarm Clock.

It was written by Mark Weitz and produced by Lee Hazlewood.

Released in 1967, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The lyrics of the song are about a young man who is in love with a girl who is “pure as the driven snow”.

Its lyrics are about the young man’s attempt to impress the girl with his knowledge of incense and peppermints.

Sugar Mountain – Neil Young

Neil Young - Sugar Mountain

Few songs capture the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia like Neil Young’s “Sugar Mountain.”

The song is a lament about the passage of time and how childhood memories never seem to last.

Its lyrics are about a young boy’s love for candy, which was a rare treat for him.

As an adult, Young remembers those days with longing and sings about how “candy used to taste so sweet.”

Some people might find the lyrics to be saccharine, but there’s no denying the power of a good candy song.

Lollipop – the Chordettes

Chordettes - Lollipop

“Lollipop” is a 1956 song recorded by the American girl group the Chordettes.

The song was written by Julius D.

“Julie” Gold and produced by Owen Bradley.

It was released by Cadence Records as a single on July 8, 1956.

“Lollipop” reached number one on the Billboard charts and became the year’s best-selling single. 

The lyrics of the song are about a man who is falling in love with a woman whose “lips are like a lollipop”.

He tells her that he wants to kiss her all day long and that he wishes he could be with her all night long.

Maple Fudge – the Guess Who

“Maple Fudge” by the Guess Who is a song about a guy who is in love with a girl who is only interested in rich guys.

The guy in the song is trying to impress the girl with his wealth, but she’s not interested.

The song is about how the guy feels like he’s being compared to a piece of maple fudge- which isn’t as good as the real thing.

Its lyrics are about how the guy is trying to be something he’s not in order to win the girl over.

Yummy Yummy Yummy – Ohio Express

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

Few things are as satisfying as indulging in some delicious candy.

And what could be more fitting than a song about candy?

“Yummy Yummy Yummy” by Ohio Express is a classic tune that will have you singing along in no time.

With its upbeat rhythm and sweet lyrics, this song is sure to get your taste buds tingling.

So why not treat yourself to a little something sweet today?

Its lyrics are about how good the singer’s love is, and in the context of candy, that can be interpreted as how good it is to have something sweet and delicious.

Under the Milky Way – The Church

The Church - Under The Milky Way

Under the Milky Way is a 1988 song by Australian alternative rock band The Church.

According to songwriter Steve Kilbey, the song is about “the beauty and mystery of the universe and how it reflects our lives and relationships.”

The song has been covered by several artists, including American singer-songwriter Tori Amos.

The lyrics of the song are haunting and melancholic, but also convey a sense of awe and wonder at the universe.

The song speaks to the idea that despite all of the pain and heartache in the world, there is still beauty to be found.

Morphine & Chocolate – 4 Non Blondes

Morphine & Chocolate

Morphine & Chocolate by 4 Non Blondes is a haunting ballad about a disintegrating relationship.

The lyrics are poetic and soulful, exploring the deep connection between love and addiction.

“I’m dying for morphine/And chocolate keeps me alive”.

This song is a beautiful but tragic exploration of love and addiction.

Its lyrics are about as poetic as you can get, describing the allure of both substances in a way that is sure to make your mouth water.

Sugar on Sunday – the Clique

The Clique - Sugar On Sunday

Sugar on Sunday was an American girl group from the 1960s.

The group is best known for their song “Sugar on Sunday”, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967. The song was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector.

The group started out as a trio in 1965, consisting of sisters Liz and Peggy Ann McKay and their cousin Patti McKay.

They were discovered by songwriter Jeff Barry, who helped them get a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

Their first single, “Sugar on Sunday”, was released in 1967 and became a number one hit.

The group’s second single, “You’re the One”, reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Lollipop Train – the Grass Roots

Grass Roots – “Lollipop Train (You Never Had It So Good)” (Dunhill) 1966

The song “Lollipop Train” by the Grass Roots is a classic tune that is about enjoying life and all of its simple pleasures.

The lyrics talk about how the singer is on a “lollipop train” that is taking them to a place where they can have fun and be happy.

The song is a reminder to enjoy the moment and not worry about tomorrow.

Its lyrics are about enjoying life’s simple pleasures, which definitely includes candy!

Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr - The Candy Man (Live in Germany 1985)

Sammy Davis Jr.’s infectious Candy Man will have you singing along and craving sugar in no time!

Released in 1972, the song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is still a favorite today.

The lyrics are light and sweet, with Davis crooning about how the Candy Man can make your dreams come true.

Who can resist that? Its lyrics are about as sweet as the candy it’s named after.

Cherry Popsicle – Jann Arden

It might be cold outside but this song will make you feel warm all over.

Jann Arden’s sweet voice tells the story of young love and first kisses-all over a catchy melody that will have you humming along in no time.

Its lyrics are about as innocent as they come and will remind you of the carefree days of your youth.

Some people might say that this song is “cloying” but we think it’s just the right amount of sweet.