Candy Everybody Wants
It’s the middle of winter and SAD season here in the states, which means I’m eating sugar – a whole lot of it. The occasional indulgence is fine, but who can afford extra trips to the dentist these days? I’m thinking a musical cure might help me reduce my intake and give my pancreas a break from all that insulin production. I don’t want to catch the diabetes!
Here are some of my favorite songs about candy, sweets, and sugar, with hopes that some singing and dancing will help battle the cravings (and reduce the number of wrappers I find tucked into pockets and bottoms of bags).
“Kid in Candy” – The Spinanes
From one of my favorite albums of 1998, I dedicate this one especially to Angie, who was there in Oregon when it was happening.
“Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” – Rufus Wainwright
Of course, I’m not the only one fighting off addictive urges, there are whole songs about it! I’m a cafeteria Rufus-fan, I pick and choose a couple songs each album I like and leave the rest alone, but this is one of my all-time favorites.
“Chocolate” – Kylie Minogue
Almost as good as the real thing. Almost.
“Hard Candy Christmas” – RuPaul
I was going to post Fry Butter Fave Dolly Parton’s original, but it’s so tragic it makes me want to eat more sugar. This one is more “post-holiday winter blues” level of sad, and it makes me think of how happy I was years ago when I found the mp3 of the song for my friend Liza.
“I Want Candy” – MC Chris
In case I’ve forgotten my own warnings about dental problems, this video will help remind me about the dangers of cavities.
What are your favorite songs about candy, sugar, chocolate, and anything so sweet it makes your teeth hurt?