Candies (2)

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Candies (キャンディーズ) was a famous Japanese idol group formed in 1973, their first single being "あなたに夢中" (Anata ni Muchu). 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. The group was popular among young Japanese people.
They had eight top 10 songs; 年下の男の子 (Toshishita no Otokonoko), 春一番 (Haru Ichiban), 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 (Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu), アン・ドゥ・トロワ (Un, Deux, Trois), わな (Wana), and 微笑がえし (Hohoemi Gaeshi). They were 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 the famous phrase of "普通の女の子に戻りたい" ("Futsū no onnanoko ni modoritai" "We want to return to being ordinary girls.") Their farewell concert was held at the Korakuen Stadium on April 4, 1978.
A few years after leaving the industry, Ran and Sue came back as actresses. Miki returned to singing, but quit shortly after getting married. Unfortunately, Sue died from breast cancer in April 2011.
In 2008, there were plans for a Candies reunion tour to celebrate 35 years since their debut and 30 years since their epic farewell concert. The tour never came about, mainly due to Sue's acting schedule and Miki's desire to remain out of the public eye for the sake of her family. However, the trio contributed pictures and essays to release a commemoration "Time Capsule" best-of album instead. However, they did not meet during production. In April 2011, after Sue's death, Ran and Miki delivered the eulogy at her funeral. Sue also left behind a recording of her final thoughts. In this recording (as well as in Miki's eulogy), it was revealed that all three members never again had the chance to reunite all at once since their disbandment, yet have somehow always desired to perform again.
In 2011 the Japanese music program Music Station listed them in their Top 50 Idols of All-time based on their sale figures. They were placed no. 32, with sales exceeding 5,000,000.
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Candies (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

SOLL-56 Candies (2) - あなたに夢中/内気なキャンディーズ album art キャンディーズ* あなたに夢中/内気なキャンディーズ(LP, Album) CBS/SONY SOLL-56 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SOLL-72 Candies (2) - 危ない土曜日/キャンディーズの世界 album art キャンディーズ* 危ない土曜日/キャンディーズの世界(LP, Album) CBS/SONY SOLL-72 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SOLL-116 Candies (2) - なみだの季節 album art キャンディーズ* なみだの季節(LP, Album) CBS/SONY SOLL-116 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Candies (2) - キャンディーズ 10000人 カーニバル album art キャンディーズ* キャンディーズ 10000人 カーニバル (Album) CBS/SONY Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SOLL-138 Candies (2) - 年下の男の子 album art キャンディーズ* 年下の男の子(LP, Album) CBS/SONY SOLL-138 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SOLL-160 Candies (2) - その気にさせないで album art Candies (2) その気にさせないで(LP, Album) CBS/Sony SOLL-160 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Candies (2) - 春一番 album art キャンディーズ* 春一番 (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1976 Sell This Version
35AH 181~2 Candies (2) - キャンディーズ 1 1/2 やさしい悪魔 album art キャンディーズ* キャンディーズ 1 1/2 やさしい悪魔(2xLP, Album) CBS/Sony 35AH 181~2 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
30AH247 Candies (2) - Candy Label album art キャンディーズ* Candy Label(LP, Album + 7") CBS/Sony 30AH247 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
60AH456~8 Candies (2) - Final Carnival Plus One album art キャンディーズ* Final Carnival Plus One(3xLP, Album) CBS/SONY 60AH456~8 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
35AH 181~2 Candies (2) - キャンディーズ 1 1/2 やさしい悪魔 album art キャンディーズ* キャンディーズ 1 1/2 やさしい悪魔(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 35AH 181~2 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
38AH406~7 Candies (2) - 早春譜 album art キャンディーズ* 早春譜(2xLP, Album, S/Edition) CBS/Sony 38AH406~7 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AH125 Candies (2) - Candies Live / 蔵前国技館10,000人カーニバルVol.2 キャンディーズ・ライブ album art キャンディーズ* Candies Live / 蔵前国技館10,000人カーニバルVol.2 キャンディーズ・ライブ(LP, Album, RE) CBS/SONY 25AH125 Japan 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SOLB 131 Candies (2) - 危い土曜日 album art キャンディーズ* 危い土曜日(7", Single) CBS/Sony SOLB 131 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SOLB 274 Candies (2) - 内気なあいつ album art キャンディーズ* 内気なあいつ(7", Single) CBS/Sony SOLB 274 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SOLB-310 Candies (2) - その気にさせないで album art キャンディーズ* その気にさせないで(7", Single) CBS/Sony SOLB-310 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SOLB-348 Candies (2) - ハートのエースが出てこない / 冬の窓 album art キャンディーズ* ハートのエースが出てこない / 冬の窓(7", Single) CBS/Sony SOLB-348 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SOLB 220 Candies (2) - 年下の男の子 album art キャンディーズ* 年下の男の子(7", Single) CBS/Sony SOLB 220 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
06SH 12 Candies (2) - 夏が来た! album art Candies (2) = キャンディーズ* Candies (2) = キャンディーズ* - 夏が来た!(7") CBS/Sony 06SH 12 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
08EH 11 キャンディーズ* あなたに夢中/そよ風のくちづけ/ハートのエースが出てこない/年下の男の子(7", EP) CBS/Sony 08EH 11 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 54 Candies (2) - ハート泥棒 album art Candies (2) ハート泥棒(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 54 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
SOLB-388 Candies (2) - 春一番 album art キャンディーズ* 春一番(7", Single) CBS/Sony SOLB-388 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 92 Candies (2) - 哀愁のシンフォニー / 分かれても愛して album art キャンディーズ* 哀愁のシンフォニー / 分かれても愛して(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 92 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
08EH 23 キャンディーズ* 哀愁のシンフォニー/季節のスケッチ/ハート泥棒/Samba Natsu Samba(7", EP) CBS/Sony 08EH 23 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 204 Candies (2) - アン・ドゥ・トロワ album art Candies (2) アン・ドゥ・トロワ(7") CBS/Sony 06SH 204 Japan 1977 Sell This Version

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