The recording by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, with Jo Stafford, was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 183. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2. Mercer recalled that the song was ideal for his limited range for ballad singing.
The recording by Dinah Shore was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1632. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 5, 1945 at No. 10, its only week on the chart.
Some say that love is sweet as a rose, Some say it's honey and the bee, Well sit right down and let me tell you What my love is to me.
Candy, I call my sugar Candy Because I'm sweet on Candy And Candy's sweet on me
She understands me, My understanding Candy And Candy's always handy When I need sympathy
I wish that there were four of her So I could love much more of her She has taken my complete heart, Got a sweet tooth for my sweetheart
Candy, It's gonna be just dandy. The day I take my Candy And make her mine, all mine.