"Candy" is the debut single by American pop singer Mandy Moore released from her debut album "So Real". The music video, directed by Chris Robinson, had a cameo by the girl group PYT and a cameo by Scarlett Johannson. This song stands as a classic example of a teen pop song from the late 90s or early 2000s. Record labels began riding the wave of teen-oriented pop music, which would result in a huge phenomenon sweeping the globe, including young female singers such as Mandy Moore, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera. The melody and tune of the song has a marked resemblance to the Max Martin penned 1996 song "Do You Know (What It Takes)" by Swedish pop star Robyn. The chorus has a signature chord inversion progression. The single was released on 17 August 1999 under Epic Records.