All inducted songs
Spent a total of 15 weeks on the Billboard charts
Candy
  • Year Inducted: 2008
  • Written In: 1944
Songwriters
Joan Whithey Songwriter
Mack David Songwriter
Artists
Ray Charles
Maurice Chevalier and Bing Crosby
Dick Brown
Don Byas/Teddy Wilson/Slam Stewart
Ella Fitzgerald with Benny Carter
Count Basie
Four Freshmen with Pete Rugolo
Scott Hamilton
Charming lyrics and an unforgettable melody make Candy one of the most cherished love songs of the 1940s.

The original recording by Johnny Mercer and pop singer Jo Stafford with The Pied Pipers reached #1 and spent a total of 15 weeks on the Billboard charts. Dinah Shore also achieved considerable success with her 1945 recording of Candy, making it to #10 on the Billboard charts. In 1974, hip music quartet The Manhattan Transfer paid homage to Kramer, Whitney, and David with their rendition of the song, effectively bringing it back into the public eye.

Various renditions of Candy have appeared in numerous contemporary film and TV soundtracks, including Jo Stafford and Johnny Mercer’s in Bugsy (1991), Doctor John’s in The Night We Never Met (1993), and The Nat King Cole Trio’s in Home for the Holidays (1995).

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