In 1965 a few record producers behind hits like Hang On Sloop and My Boyfriends Back decided to get together and write and record their own songs. They created a fictitious band they called the Strangloves their single “I Want Candy” went top ten!
In 1980, Sex Pistols manager and impresario Malcom McLaren persuaded the members of Adam and the Ants, to leave the founder of the band, Adam Ant, and form a new group backing up McLaren’s discovery pf a 13-year-old singer Annabella Lwin. He called the band Bow Wow Wow and their break out and only major hit was this song.
Here’s Bow Wow Wow and I Want Candy