Album: Candida (1970)
Charted: 9 3
  • Candida
    Dawn

    The stars won't come out if they know that you're about
    Cause they couldn't match the glow of your eyes
    And, oh, who am I ? Just an ordinary guy
    Tryin hard to win me first prize

    [Chorus]
    Oh my Candida
    We could make it together
    The further from here girl the better
    Where the air is fresh and clean
    Oh my Candida
    Just take my hand and I'll lead ya
    I promise that life will be sweeter
    'Cause it said so in my dreams

    The future looks bright, the gypsy told me so last night
    Said she saw our children playing in the sunshine
    And there were you and I in a house, baby, no lie
    And all these things were yours, and they were mine

    [Chorus x2] Writer/s: IRWIN LEVINE, TONI WINE
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 17

  • Candida from TexasI love this song! My parents heard it in on their first date. Then named me after it ;)
  • Robbo from Brielle, NjDavid from Youngstown, OH: Listen to "in-the-clear" recordings (no audience noise to obscure the sound) of Candida and Knock Three Times and you'll discover that those two instrumental intros are by no means identical. I know whence I speak, having been a radio personality for over 30 years. Cheerio!
  • Arthur from New Jersey"Candida" is a great song, except for the girl's name in the title. Candida is an infection that you do not want to get! Any girl's name would be better. Too bad they rejected Rosita, Juanita, and Maria. They gave up too soon. What name should they have changed it to? Anita would work but it's too common a name. How about something more unusual like Melina? Not really a Hispanic name, I know. Suggestions?
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenGlad they didn't also perform a song called Chlamydia.
  • Stephanie from KznI loved this song. Candida is quite a common name in the Portuguese culture and has nothing to do with the fungus. It's a beautiful name for my beautiful daughter.
  • Moanin' Lisa from Chillicothe Mo.I remember the Tony Orlando & Dawn TV show when I was a mere tot. My brothers were nuts over the big hits "Candida" and "Knock 3 Times" mainly because of the Latin feel to them. And then their hits just kept on coming thru the years. I was older when "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" hit #1 as a monster hit. But it was always "Candida" that I loved for the Latin flavoring & the brass horns. Only wish they could've been louder in the production. Their "greatest hits" compilation is great for their fans too. Oohhh! Ooooo! Ahhhh!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 19th 1970, "Candida" by Dawn entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #97; and September 22nd, 1970 it peaked at #3 (for 2 weeks) and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    The first week it was at #3, the #1 record was "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross and #2 was "Lookin' Out My Back Door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival...
    And its second week at #3, the #1 record was "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond and #2 was "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5.
  • Elmer from Westville, OkWow! This song "Candida" is still OUTASIGHT (as we used to say)! Still love this & other Tony Orlando & Dawn songs. For me & my friends, it was the tempo and the production that were the icing-on-the-cake. And don't forget, Tony, Telma, & Joyce's big hit TV variety show. They had a good run with a zany & fun show. Oh yes, kids, don't worry about those negative comments. They're ignorant & not worth your attention! Candida rocks & don't you forget it!
  • Esskayess from Dallas, Txcandida— any yeastlike parasitic fungus of the genus Candida, esp C. albicans, which causes thrush ( candidiasis )
  • James from Diamond Bar, CaCandida- A smash- What a smash- The public responded to Tony's great voice, the great background vocals and the great lyrics- Candida is a Spanish Girl's name- It's a Spanish name , period. The song is so unforgettable- To me, a Spanish Harlem influence. Which has been proven right- " The gypsy told me so last night, said she saw our children playing in the sunshine- " That line did it for me- I became a huge fan of Tony Orlando And Dawn, mainly because of that line and this song- Candida Rocks, aren't we all glad Tony decided to put his vocal track down ? We sure are.
  • Candida from Richmond, CaMy mother loves/loved this song so much she named me after it. Years before I was a thought, she named the family dog, a white samoyed candida also.
  • Rick from Belfast, MeCandida was always my fav tony orlando song
  • Michelle from North Brunswick, NjHow in the world, such nasty comments can be made about this beautiful song, is totally beyond me! Not long after the song was released, I acquired the sweetest dog ever created. She was a Keeshond and I named her "Candida". The lyrics, ironically, became more a reality, than a song! I look forward to seeing her again, in Heaven..."...Where the air is fresh and clean..."
  • Jason from KaitangataI rate songs by sing-ability. It has a catchy tune, if you cant remember the words you can always join in the chorus and when you are traveling in a car you dont need songs that you and only you know the words. Candida is such a song. try it out see how many people know the words to Candida or Knock three times, tie a yellow ribbon its just got singability. Just enjoy the song
  • Pearl from Mayer, Azi love this song
    and why does everyone always have a negative comment to post?
  • David from Youngstown, OhThe opening is identical to Knock Three Times. It's like they didn't bother to even make it sound slightly different.
  • Darrell from EugeneThis song sounds lousy when it is played on anything other than a turntable brought up to 45 RPM for an LP or 78 RPM for a single. As for the name, it sounds like the name of a well-known vaginal yeast infection.
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