With Halloween right around the corner, this song popped into my head and I haven't been able to get it out since.
I was introduced to Bow Wow Wow in the early 1980's with this song, along with the whole British New Wave genre. This song is an easy one to get stuck in your head with the tribal drum beats and great voice of Annabella Lwin, who was at the tender age of 14 when this song was popular.
Though 'Candy' in this song does not mean Halloween candy, the desire for 'Candy' is unquestionable.
This song is actually a cover of the original 1960's song by The Strangeloves, who actually have a funny story. They were an American band from New York who pretended to be from Australia. According to the press releases, The Strangeloves were three brothers named Giles, Miles and Niles Strange who had grown up on an Australian sheep farm. The brothers' faked backstory involved getting rich with the invention of a new form of sheep crossbreeding (the long-haired "Gottehrer" sheep, allegedly registered with the Feldman-Goldstein Company of Australia), allowing them the time and financial freedom to form a band. The story did not exactly capture the public's imagination, but the music still performed respectably on the charts. "I Want Cany" became a hit single in mid-1965.