Japanese Music Idols: Candies (1970s)March 15, 2009
Candies (キャンディーズ) was a famous Japanese idol group of the 1970s. Candies was composed of three girls: Ran Ito(伊藤蘭）called Ran, Yoshiko Tanaka（田中好子）called Sue and Miki Fujimura(藤村美樹）called Miki. Candies was formed in 1973, and starting with the song “あなたに夢中” (Anata Ni Muchu. Crazy For You in English). They had overwhelming popularity with Japanese young people because of good harmonies.
They had 8 top 10 songs, 年下の男の子 (Toshishita No Otokonoko), 春一番 (Haruichiban), 夏が来た! (Natsu Ga Kita!), やさしい悪魔 (Yasashii Akuma), 暑中お見舞い申し上げます (Syochūomimaimoushiagemasu), アン・ドゥ・トロワ (An, Du, Trowa), わな (Wana), and 微笑がえし (Hohoemigaeshi). Candies was a representative idol group of Japan in the 1970s along with Pink Lady.
In 1977, at the height of their popularity, they dropped out of the music business with a famous phrase “普通の女の子に戻りたい”.(We want to return to [being] ordinary girls.) Their breakup concert was held in Korakuen Stadium on April 4, 1978.The breakup of this idol group was regretted by many people.
A few years after leaving the industry, Ran and Sue came back as actresses. Miki returned to singing, but quit shortly after getting married. (Wiki)
あなたに夢中” (Anata Ni Muchu)
年下の男の子 (Toshishita No Otokonoko)
夏が来た! (Natsu Ga Kita!)
やさしい悪魔 (Yasashii Akuma)
アン・ドゥ・トロワ (An, Du, Trowa)
Candies vs Pink Lady