|“||I was looking back on my relationship with her, and I thought 'Let's be fair. Let the girl have her say.' I wanted a girl who would sing with a small-town voice, and Kate has a little twang in her voice that sounds slightly rural and naive.||”|
In the United States, "Candy" debuted on November 24, 1990 at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached a peak of number 28 in February 1991. To date, it is Pop's only single to appear on the chart. The song was a top five modern rock hit, remaining on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for 17 weeks. It also reached the top 30 of the Album Rock Tracks chart. Elsewhere, the single reached the top 10 in the Netherlands and Australia, peaking at numbers seven and nine, respectively.