The Strangeloves

Here's the story of a fake band that had to become real.

Their big hit:

Curiously enough, when the Strangeloves were marketed in France, they somehow became connected to another contrivance: a new manufactured dance "craze" called "the Monkiss." I can't see that they ever recorded the song heard in the following video, which was really by Rocky Roberts and the Airdales (last video).


     Posted By: Paul - Sat May 31, 2014
     Category: Imitations, Forgeries, Rip-offs and Faux | Music | 1960s | Europe

'I Want Candy' Became a very popular song. I never knew it started with a fake band.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/31/14 at 11:42 AM
The list of 'one hit wonders' from this era is impressive!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/31/14 at 12:28 PM
Isn´t that just Johnny Otis´"Willie and the Handjive" out of Bo Diddly?
Posted by F.U.D. on 05/31/14 at 02:46 PM
"I want Candy" is Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" with different words. (Probably. They mumble so bad it's hard to make out what words they're singing.) Whoever owned the copyright shoulda sued 'em.
Posted by Cougar Allen on 06/02/14 at 12:53 AM
Annabella was more fun to watch on stage when she sang.
Posted by charles1682 on 06/02/14 at 06:22 PM
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