Classic Hit Academy – Songs You May Not Know Were Cover Tunes – “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow

This was song written and originally recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965. Their version reached No. 11 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

When former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm Mclaren decided to form another band he simply went behind singer Adam Adant’s back and hired away his band then called the Ants. McLaren wanted the band to backup the then 13 year old singer Annabella Lwin.

Bow Wow Wow released their version as the first and only single from their EP The Last of the Mohicans. It was a North American one hit wonder yet still remain an enduring new wave classic.

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