In 1971 Sammy Davis, Jr. covered the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory song “The Candy Man”. He performed this song many times on television shows while I was a little girl and happened to be a favorite of mine.
Michael Jackson did a little research and found out one of the producers of the “Sammy Davis, Jr.’s Now” album happened to be Don Costa who was best known for his work with Frank Sinatra. Costa had a daughter by the name of Nikka Costa who would go on to perform the song I wrote titled “Everybody’s Got Their Something.”
This inspired me to write the song “Candyman” performed by Christina Aguilera. It would also draw a connection to Pour Some Sugar On Me which I co-wrote with Joe Elliott and other songs I made up as well.
“He had tattoos up and down his arm”, I was referring to Tommy Lee of Motley Crue. This actually dates the song due to the few tattoos Tommy had when we met in 1983.
I had been a longtime fan of the actor Johnny Depp dating back to his first appearance in 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street and knowing the origin of the song starred in the 2005 remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.