Candy Everybody Wants


"Candy Everybody Wants"
Single by 10,000 Maniacs
from the album Our Time in Eden
ReleasedMarch 27, 1993
RecordedBearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York, August 1991
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
Producer(s)Paul Fox
10,000 Maniacs singles chronology
"These Are Days"
"Candy Everybody Wants"
"Few and Far Between"

"Candy Everybody Wants" is the second single by alternative rock group 10,000 Maniacs from their 1992 album Our Time in Eden. The song was written by Dennis Drew and Natalie Merchant, the band's keyboardist and lead singer respectively. Rolling Stone wrote that the song is about "the American appetite for televised sex and violence – and big business's willingness to satisfy that craving."[1]


Chart (1993) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 67
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[3] 5


  1. ^ France, Kim (March 18, 1993). "10,000 Maniacs: Eden's Children". Rolling Stone.
  2. ^ "10,000 Maniacs Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "10,000 Maniacs Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.