Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My Week with Robbie Day Two - Candy

Day Two then of My Week with Robbie Williams. Today it is the single Candy, which was released in late 2012.

Candy was the lead single from Robbie's ninth studio album, Take the Crown, which was released the same year. Candy was a massive hit and it reached the number one spot in the UK charts. Its a proper pop song, upbeat, catchy, not particularly deep but it sounds fab.

Basically, this song appears to be about a girl who thinks she is something. I didn't realise until reviewing this, but it was co-written by Gary Barlow so no wonder its a great pop song!

Robbie sounds fab, and this song really put him back on the map. It was his 14th number one including his Take That hits too - pretty impressive! It's a bouncy catchy song, not one of his all time bests, but I can totally see why it was a hit. Its a summery fluffy fun romp.

Take the Crown was Robbie's first solo effort after his re-union with the Take That boys, and from all accounts, including his appearance on X Factor, he was very nervous about returning to solo. The album also hit the number one spot.

Now the video. Its also upbeat and fun, featuring Mr W in a fetching pink suit. Only Robbie could pull that off and not look overly silly. He seems to be a guardian angel, getting in the way of all manner of disasters that could affect little miss thinks she's perfect, but she just carries on oblivious. The point being she thinks she's great - that may be, but she thinks she's made of Candy!! Robbie looks good here - he's aged considerably since the video I watched yesterday - Come undone, but then it has been over 10 years!

The lyrics are funny - "hey ho, here she goes, either a little too high or a little too low, got no self esteem and vertigo - she thinks she's made of candy". My favourite bit is when he sings "if it don't feel good what are you doing it for". Very true Robbie, very true.

I love the intro to this as you can tell straight off that its this song, and a Robbie song. Its catchy, its fun - it probably won't be a song with much future air play unlike his big anthems like Angels, but its great. Go have a listen - perfect for summer and if you want to feel happy and light hearted. Love this track. For more of Robbie, or other music check out My Music page here. Drop me a comment and let me know which Robbie song is your favourite. Happy Listening :)

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