So, I’m still on my “same title, different songs” kick (and this could go for a while). This round’s songs are both titled “Candyman.” Now, Roy Orbison had a song called “Candy Man,” as did Sammy Davis Jr. (from the 1971 version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, which was a whole lot better than Johnny Depp & The Chocolate Factory), and I immediately ruled those two out because I knew that Roy would wipe up the floor with Sammy and the two contestants I’ve chosen, and putting Sammy up against the two contestants would have seen him win big as well. Even now, I’m worried that this might end up not being a battle, but I’m going with it anyway.
The New Mickey Mouse Club gave us Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera, who I think gets lost in the shuffle. This appeared on her 2006 album Back To Basics and was written by her and Linda Perry.
Mary Jane Girls
Rick James formed The Mary Jane Girls as his backup singers in the late ’70’s, and later produced their two albums. This is from their 1983 self-titled debut, which was produced by James, who also wrote most of the songs on the album.
So, there are our contestants for this round. Here’s what I’d like you to do:
- Listen to the two songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Thursday, August 22, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Christina Aguilera and The Mary Jane Girls!