(キャンディーズ) was a famous Japanese idol
group of the 1970s. Candies was composed of three girls: Ran Ito
, Yoshiko Tanaka
[suː] and Miki Fujimura
. 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 (Syochüomimaimoushiiagemasu), 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.
- あなたに夢中 (Anata Ni Muchū. Crazy For You ）1973 - # 36
- そよ風のくちづけ（Soyokaze No Kuchizuke. Kiss Of Gentle Breeze. ）1974 - # 39
- 危い土曜日 (Abunai Doyōbi. Dangerous Saturday) - # 46
- なみだの季節 (Namida No Kisetsu. The Season Of Tears) - # 40
- 年下の男の子(Toshishita no otokonoko. The younger boy)1975 - # 9
- 内気なあいつ(Uchikina aistu. Shy boy) - # 18
- その気にさせないで(Sonoki ni Sasenaide. Don't Come On To Me.) - # 17
- ハートのエースが出てこない(Heart No Ace Ga Detekonai. Not Come Out The Ace Of Heart.) - # 11
- 春一番(Haruichiban. The Spring-heralding Gale.)1976 - # 3
- 夏が来た!(Natsu Ga Kita! Summer Has Come!) - # 5
- ハート泥棒(Heart Dorobou. The Heart Thief) - # 17
- 哀愁のシンフォニー(Aishū No Symphony. Symphony Of Sorrow) - # 12
- やさしい悪魔(Yasashii Akuma. My Sweet Little Devil) 1977 - # 4
- 暑中お見舞い申し上げます(Syochūomimaimoushiagemasu. Midsummer Greetings) - # 5
- アン・ドゥ・トロワ(An, Du, Trowa. Un, Deux, Trois) - # 7
- わな(Wana. The Trap) - # 2
- 微笑がえし(Hohoemigaeshi. Give Back Smiling) 1978 - # 1
- つばさ (Tubasa. Brim) - # 16