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66 Songs About Sugar and Sweets

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Go ahead.  Customize a playlist for your sweetheart using this list of pop, rock and country songs that compare love and kisses to sugar, sweets, and candy.

Go ahead. Customize a playlist for your sweetheart using this list of pop, rock and country songs that compare love and kisses to sugar, sweets, and candy.

Gimme Some Sweet Sugar

When you're young, love is like a dreamy candy shop. There are glass jars floor to ceiling filled with M&Ms, caramels, sticky gumdrops, chocolate drops and jujubes. There are bright lollipops of every flavor and tempting cupcakes of every variety, inviting you to taste. Life is so sweet.

Over time, however, you discover that some of those tasty treats have a yucky licorice center. Other goodies are secured on the top shelf far beyond your reach. Then there are some that are beautiful to behold but bland and unsatisfying. (They don't call them "eye candy" for nothing.)

Hopefully, you've found a sweetheart who can please all of your senses. If so, why not make your own playlist of songs about love that's sugar sweet? Here's our selection of pop, rock, soul, country and R&B songs to get you started.

1. "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard

Amid all the big hair of the 1980s there was this amazing heavy metal song from 1987 with such overtly suggestive sexual references it'll make you cringe (or recall memories to make you smile).

2. "Lips Like Sugar" by Coldplay

This 2002 song describes a captivating, elusive woman who floats like a swan and who offers sugary kisses.

How Sweet Are Your Lover's Kisses?

 

 

 

yummy

scrumptious

delicious

luscious

sweet

tasty

mouth-watering

delectable

honeyed

candy-coated

nectarous

sacchariferous

ambrosial

piquant

juicy

Hopefully, you've found a sweetheart who can please all of your senses.  In that case, no need to window shop if you're not in the market!

Hopefully, you've found a sweetheart who can please all of your senses. In that case, no need to window shop if you're not in the market!

3. "Sugartime" by Kitty Wells

Think you don't know this 1959 classic? Think again. If you've ever heard the following syrypy, sing-song lyrics, this song is the source: "Sugar in the morning sugar in the evening sugar at suppertime."

4. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by James Taylor

"Like sugar in my soul." That's how this soft rock song from 1975 describes a lover's impact. If your honey has elevated your spirit and provided you with sweet tenderness, why not thank him or her with a song dedication?

Love is like a dreamy candy shop.  Do you like your sweet selection?

Love is like a dreamy candy shop. Do you like your sweet selection?

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5. "Sugar" by Maroon 5

In this 2015 hit, sugar is the one antidote for this man's broken down, weak-kneed condition. He says he doesn't want to be in this condition, in need of his lover's affection, then he pulls an about face and asks for a taste of her love. Sounds like he's about to go into sugar shock. Better give him what he needs!

6. "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies

There's a reason they referred to this 1969 song as "bubblegum pop." Its lyrics are so syrupy they almost drip:

"Ah sugar, ah honey, honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you."

In the average year, the typical American consumes 150 to 170 pounds of refined sugars.

In the average year, the typical American consumes 150 to 170 pounds of refined sugars.

7. "Like Sugar" by Matchbox Twenty

In this 2012 song, a man is trying to forget his lover but finds her as addictive as sugar. Obsessing over her sugary taste, it looks like he's losing his bid to move on.

8. "Sugar You" by Oh Honey

Indie rock band Oh Honey released this sweet song in 2015 that describes unconditional acceptance for a lover:

"Sugar, don't you change a thing
You're already everything I want
Sugar, don't you change a thing
Can't you see you're everything I'm not."

30 Sugar-Inspired Nicknames For Lovers

Baby Cakes

Hot Cakes

Sugar Biscuit

Babylicious

Lemon Drop

Sugar Britches

Butterscotch

Lollipop

Sugar Buns

Cookie

Love Muffin

Sugar Lips

Cupcake

Puddin'

Sugar Mama

Gummy Bear

Snickerdoodle

Sugarplum

Honey

Stud Muffin

Sugar Tits

Honey Bear

Sugar

Sweet Cheeks

Honey Bunch

Sugar Bear

Sweetie Pie

Honey Bun

Sugar Biscuit

Tootsie Roll

Sugar Overload

Jelly beans of every flavor.  Bring on the diabetes!

Jelly beans of every flavor. Bring on the diabetes!

9. "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics

One of the Eurythmics' biggest hits, this 1983 song notes that sometimes you can travel the world while what you've been looking for is right in front of you.

10. "Shake The Sugar Tree" by Pam Tillis

Sometimes lovers get lazy, and relationships go stale. In this 1992 country classic, Pam Tillis warns her man that she's not content with cooking and paying rent. She doesn't want to wait for him to give her sweet loving only now and then. ("I'm a young, vibrant woman," you can almost hear her say.)

Pam needs affection more frequently. On demand, my friend. Else the consequences will be very unfortunate for their relationship. Her mister has been warned.

I don't know what a sugar tree is, but that dude needs to go shake it.

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11. "Sugar" by Lenny Kravitz

Lenny sounds desperately horny in this 1993 as he asks his lover to dance for him and "climb on and take the wheel." He tries to entice her with sweet promises that go like this:

"Sugar caramel
Sugar and it tastes so sweet
Sugar my fantasy
Sugar you were made for me..."

12. "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith

A signature song for Aerosmith, this 1975 hit alludes to sexual and relationship drama surrounding the band during their heyday. Lovers can certainly connect with that.

13. "I Feel Good" by James Brown

There's not much to this 1965 funk song except the excited description of how good James Brown's woman makes him feel. In between the sweet descriptors he throws in some screams and shouts:

"Wo! I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you."

14. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" by Four Tops

In this 1965 song, this fool in love is wrapped around his lover's sweet little finger. His heart pines for her, and he kisses her picture a thousand times. Miss Honey Bunch's sweet kisses keep him coming back to the hive for more.

15. "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses

This 1987 GNR song is a tribute to a sweetheart who is so pure and innocent that she reminds the narrator of a child and leaves him befuddled as to what to do with his feelings. Where do we go from here?

16. "Sweet Love" by The Commodores

This 1976 song oozes with empathy for all world's lonely people who are just trying to find their way. Then they go in to make his move on his sweet lady friend. He offers her a little bit of love, sweet, love. Oh!

17. "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

This 1963 R&B hit celebrates a great little coffeehouse called the "sugar shack" where the narrator's love interest hangs out, all decked out in black leotards. Here's the sweet surprise: that sugar shack queen happens to be the narrator's wife, and he is passionately in love!

18. "Sweet Love" by The Commodores

This 1976 song oozes with empathy for all world's lonely people who are just trying to find their way. Then they go in to make his move on his sweet lady friend. He offers her a little bit of love, sweet, love. Oh!

19. "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones

On Rolling Stone magazine's top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, this 1971 song covers subjects so taboo that the song would never be recorded today.

19. "Sugar and Honey" by Roy Orbison

In this 1965 song, a love-starved man is desperate for some sugar and honey. He says he'll cry for it and die for it. He indicates that he'll take it morning, noon and night, all the time, or anytime. The guy does not sound too selective. Orbison wrote the song in honor of his wife, but at the time the song was popular they had recently divorced. She died soon after.

20. "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl" by Nina Simone

What a sultry R&B song! This 1967 is raw sugar and it'll leave you wondering whether she actually just said what you thought she just said:

"I want some steam on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
What's the matter Daddy? Come on, save my soul
I want some sugar in my bowl, I ain't foolin'
I want some sugar in my bowl."

Although in years since it's been covered by the likes of Queen Latifah and Diana Ross, the original is amazing.

Go Ahead, Pucker Up!

Kissing confers a number of health benefits.  Pucker up and smooch away.

Kissing confers a number of health benefits. Pucker up and smooch away.

21. "Sugar Daddy" by The Veronicas

The lady in this 2015 release has major unresolved daddy issues. She prefers to be the object of her man's affection, raking in the gifts from him. What gives it away that she's a major head case? Lines like this: "Gimme something sweet 'cause I don't wanna be bad." I hope he has money for therapy!

22. "Candyman" by Christina Aguilera

This 2007 tune is super catchy and reminiscent of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," however there's not much that's sweet its lyrics. The sexual innuendoes are way over-the-top ("He's a one stop shop, makes the panties drop"). Ewww.

23. "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" by Fallout Boy

Sometimes love is more saccharin than sweet, and this 2005 song captures the love/hate, push/pull complexity of a relationship that has seen better days. Our worst enemies can be former lovers.

24. "Sugar" by Simple Minds

The narrator in this 2002 song has a sugar rush. As he begs his honey for affection, he's so entranced with her that he repeats his lines. Or perhaps he is stuttering?

Hard Candy Apples

These candy apples are easy on the eyes but hard on the teeth.  You don't always need to indulge in guilty pleasures just because they're there.   Bypass trouble.

These candy apples are easy on the eyes but hard on the teeth. You don't always need to indulge in guilty pleasures just because they're there. Bypass trouble.

25. "Sugar" by Stevie Wonder

In this 1970 song, Stevie Wonder wants to be his lady friend's main squeeze, her "baby boy," her "play toy." He's ready for commitment and all he wants is her brand of sugar.

26. "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter

She was 17 and had her first taste of sweet love with a college boy who worked as a summer field hand on her grandmother's farm. Like strawberry wine, her long ago memories of him are bittersweet.

27. "Sugar Sweet" by Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners

This 2015 song by a Dixie-era throwback band features a narrator who is utterly smitten by his sweet, irresistible woman. Some people complain that the lead singer sounds like a goat. What do you think?

28. "Eye Candy" by Josh Turner

It may not exactly be love, but this guy really digs what he sees in his sweetheart.

"When the good Lord made that little looker
He must of used a whole lotta sugar
Maybe that's the reason why I crave her
So much flavor all the time."

Perhaps if he'd talk to to his little lemon drop, he'd discover she has ideas and opinions worth listening to.

Eye Candy: Chocolate and Strawberry Flavored

Chocolate covered strawberries!  Life is so sweet.

Chocolate covered strawberries! Life is so sweet.

29. "Sweets For My Sweet" by The Drifters

In this syrupy 1961 song, a lover makes all kinds of promises to his sweet honey just to keep her content and by his side.

30. "Candy Shop" by Madonna

Madge manages to make candy raunchy in this 2008 song ("Come on up to the front door"). She says her sugar is "raw" and "don't pretend you're not hungry." If you promise your sweetheart a one-stop candy store like Madonna, maybe this is your song.

31. "Sugar On My Tongue" by Talking Heads

In this 1977 classic, a man covets his neighbor's sugary confections. This is back when we didn't have 24/7 convenience stores and had to borrow a cup of sugar from next door.

32. "Sugar Don't Bite" by Sam Harris

This 1984 song has a disco flair as he beg for affection in any from his beloved:

"Sugar don't bite
I just want to please you
Don't make me beg, no no
Don't make me tease ya, no."

Even cupcakes this gorgeous have a "sell by" date.

Even cupcakes this gorgeous have a "sell by" date.

33. "Sugar" by Manhattan Transfer

Ever consider your honey "special ration?" That's exactly what Manhattan Transfer claims in this sultry 2000 swing-style song:

"I'd make a million trips to lips
It I were a bee..."

34. "Candy" by Manhattan Transfer

The narrator has a sweet tooth for the lady in this 1975 song. She's one dandy piece of candy that melts in his mouth as well as his hands.

Every year, NECCO, the maker of these Sweethearts conversation candies, manufactures 8 billion of them.  Over 100,000 pounds are sold between January 1 and February 14.

Every year, NECCO, the maker of these Sweethearts conversation candies, manufactures 8 billion of them. Over 100,000 pounds are sold between January 1 and February 14.

35. "Sell Me Candy" by Rihanna

From listening to this 2007 song, you'd think there was a shortage of men because Rihanna wants another girl's candy man. He's licking her fingertips and trying to sell her sweet nothings, and from the sound of things she's awful willing to buy. Leave it alone, Rihanna. That candy's been opened and has gone stale.

36. "Sugar Mama" by Beyoncé

Queen Bey paints us a lurid picture (2006) about how she's gonna pull out her new whip (and I'm not talking whip cream or licorice), make her man sit in her lap and play Sugar Mama. I'll never think of Jolly Ranchers and waffle cones quite the same way again.

37. "Sweet Escape" by Alesso

A lover paints a tender picture of unconditional love in this 2015 song in which he promises shelter:

"And if you fall, I'll pick you up
I'll follow you 'til the end of time
We run away, a sweet escape
Nothing can stop us now."

How Many Licks For the Average Lollipop?

Scientists have discovered that it takes about 1,000 tongue licks to dissolve 1 cm (0.4 inches) of a lollipop.  Go ahead and bite it.

Scientists have discovered that it takes about 1,000 tongue licks to dissolve 1 cm (0.4 inches) of a lollipop. Go ahead and bite it.

Even More Songs About Sugar and Sweets

SongArtistYear Released

38. Sweet Caroline

Neil Diamond

1969

39. Sugar Never Tasted So Good

White Stripes

1999

40. Sugar Is Sweeter

CJ Bolland

1996

41. Sugar and Spice

Icon for Hire

2013

42. Sugarfree

Diana Ross

1999

43. Sugar Daddy

Richie Sambora

2012

44. Melt the Sugar

Summer Obsession

2006

45. Sweeter Than Fiction

Taylor Swift

2013

46. Honey Would You Stand By Me

Kenny Chesney

1995

47. Soul Sister, Brown Sugar

Sam & Dave

1969

48. One Sweet Love

Sara Bareilles

2007

49. Sweet Baby

Macy Gray

2001

50. Tupelo Honey

Van Morrison

1971

51. Sweet Cherry Pie

Warrant

1990

52. Sugar Dumplin'

Sam Cooke

1965

53. I Want Candy

Aaron Carter

2000

54. Honey

Mariah Carey

1997

55. Sugar

Jennifer Nettles

2016

56. Sugar

Maren Morris

2016

57. Lips Like Sugar

Echo & the Bunnymen

1987

58. Candy

Mandy Moore

1999

59. Candy Rain

Soul for Real

2010

60. Spoonful of Sugar

Julie Andrews

1964

61. Sugar

Fickle Friends

2017

62. Sugar

Robin Schulz (featuring Francesco Yates)

2015

63. A Rose and a Baby Ruth

George Hamilton IV

1956

64. Watermelon Sugar

Harry Styles

2019

65. Sex and Sugar

Marcy Playground

1997

66. Candy

Doja Cat

2018

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 12, 2020:

Peggy - That's funny. I think it may have to do with anise if it's black licorice.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 11, 2020:

"Sugar Sugar" is the first one I thought of when I saw your title, and I see it made it near the top of your list. As to licorice being "yucky," I disagree. I happen to like licorice. Ha!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 07, 2017:

Mona - Terrific that you found someone new that you enjoy! That makes my day!

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on October 06, 2017:

I love listening to your playlists. I just discovered Coldplay for the first time, and of course, going through James Taylor. I usually tend to finish the article before the songs, but that's okay because I can take my time listening to the music. Great way to start a morning:).

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2017:

Thanks, Shyron, for your sweet sentiments!

Shyron E Shenko on June 15, 2017:

I can think of a lot of songs but I see them on your list and you have me stumped. I love this anyway.

Blessings and keep on singing.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2017:

Tamara - You're someone who has a sweet tooth like me! I usually don't stop until I'm done! Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a sweet day!

Tamara Moore on June 14, 2017:

YAY! You are singing my songs! I'm one of the viewers who voted for "I'll Take Sugar Anytime I Can Get It!" I used to be an Oompa Loompa.

I love all these songs! This is such a fun Hub. I am so glad I came by because I grabbed some Gummy Bears and Gum Drops out of your photos. Thanks!

By the way, I just ordered 3 lbs of Atomic Red Hot Jawbreakers from Amazon in hopes that they'll last longer than the order of 4 lbs of Jujubes lasted me. Those didn't last long at all.

Tamara

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 23, 2015:

Vellur - Thanks for reading and commenting. Hoping you are safe and happy in this world of turmoil. All the best.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 23, 2015:

A great selection of sugar sweet love songs and delicious pics. My favorite is Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 31, 2015:

Thanks. You too.

Ann

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 31, 2015:

Ann - Thanks for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed this. It was one of my favorites to research -- such fun! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann Carr from SW England on October 31, 2015:

This is such fun! I know so many of these. Love James Taylor, The Stones and it's impossible not to dance to 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies. That was at the top of the charts in Britain for one long summer. Once heard, you can't get it out of your head!

Brilliant hub! Thanks for reminding us of all these.

Ann

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 11, 2015:

Linda - Glad to see you and your toothy grin. I'll add that sweet song and make it 51. Have a sweet week, sugar!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 11, 2015:

This hub is so sweet that I might have developed a cavity or two! Hopefully not. I am glad to see my favorite song made the list...Pour Some Sugar On Me! Love it! I have one more song that I didn't see on the list...I Want Candy by Aaron Carter (kid brother of Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys.) I like to listen to that song around Halloween time! :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 09, 2015:

bravewarrior - Thank you for stopping by, Sha. Madonna was particularly inappropriate. I think she's just trying to keep up with the younger set. I really liked Maroon 5's video, too. They had some controversy around it, some saying it wasn't all a surprise. It was still pretty cool.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 09, 2015:

I don't know a lot of these songs but enjoyed this installment, as usual. The videos were great, with the exception of Madonna and Beyonce. Why do they have to be so nasty on stage????

I thought what Maroon 5 did was awesome. Surprising newlyweds with a live concert at their wedding receptions is something they'll never forget.

I would have loved to have seen a video in this hub of Van Morrison singing Tupelo Honey. Neal Diamond doing Sweet Caroline, too.

Thanx for the entertainment, Flourish!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 07, 2015:

Jackie - It's a strange concept, isn't it -- shake the sugar tree? Glad you enjoyed this.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 07, 2015:

Amanda - Glad you enjoyed this! Have a wonderful rest of your week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 07, 2015:

elle64 - Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of your week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 07, 2015:

Savvy - I can't imagine being called half of those nicknames but different strokes for different folks I guess. Glad you found some songs you like. Thanks for stopping by!

Yves on October 07, 2015:

OK, I admit that I was hesitant to look at this list because the whole sugary sweet thing makes me feel slightly icky. But then, lo and behold---I saw some good songs that I really like such as, "Strawberry Wine" "I Feel Good," and "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies. As for the Rhianna song.....Hmmm. That sounds kind of creepy. Who knows what that girl is thinking half the time. Ha!

As always, another delightful read from one of my favorite authors!

One more thing, if anyone called me Puddin' or Love muffin, I'd probably have to let him go. However, if he called me Baby girl, I'd be good with it! ;)

elle64 from Scandinavia on October 07, 2015:

All you need is love.

Amanda Littlejohn on October 07, 2015:

I'm so enjoying these playlist hubs - and you always find such wonderful images, too!

Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 06, 2015:

Wow, some great songs and one by Pam I had never heard! Thanks for sharing a really good time!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 05, 2015:

Linda - I learned a lot while researching it! Thank you for reading and commenting.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 04, 2015:

I only know one song from your list, but I still enjoyed this entertaining hub. It's always fun to read another article in your playlist series!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2015:

MsDora - I appreciate your stopping by! The benefit about washing germs off teeth was pretty disgusting to consider. Oh, the frogs we all probably kissed at some time or another.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 04, 2015:

Flourish, your research and your presentation are rich with sweetness. Will look up the lyrics to some of these titles. Thanks especially for listing the benefits of kissing. More smiles!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2015:

Faith Reaper - Thank you for your sweet thoughts. I am fine, hanging in there. You'd never know I had MS from looking at me but sometimes I can almost feel it cooking underneath the surface. I hope you are doing well and staying safe amidst all this bad weather. Have a great week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2015:

Jasper - Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week. There's also one on Angels.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 04, 2015:

Just finished listening to this morning's session of my church's semi-annual general conference and noted your series of Hubs on songs for weddings, meanies, and sweets. I will come back another day to sample some.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on October 04, 2015:

Sweet, Flourish!

The first song that came to mind is Def Leopard's song "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

All of your candy photos are causing serious cravings for me! LOL

When I saw the photo with the candy heart and the one that says "Let's Kiss," I was taken back to my wedding day for when it was time to kiss the bride, my hubby said, "Let's Kiss" ...like I didn't know it was time to kiss! LOL I think he was ready to get out of there and on to the honeymoon.

I know of most of these sugary sweet songs. Another great playlist, dear Flourish.

I hope you have a sweet Sunday.

I pray you are well (health) as I read a comment you left on another's hub.

Hugs and blessings always

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2015:

Bill - The oldies come to mind real easily. Think of how many of these kids don't even know who the Archies are! Thanks for stopping by!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 04, 2015:

Sadly, the first sugar song I thought of was the one by the Archies. I say sadly because it is such a dorky song. LOL Great list....great fun reading it.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2015:

Devika - That's very sweet of you. Thanks for reading!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2015:

Frank - Before this list, I had no idea either how many songs sexualize sugar and desserts. Who knew? Have a good week, my friend!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 04, 2015:

Hi FlourishAnyway so interesting and with informative images. I try to be sugar-free. A nice list here and I like all.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on October 04, 2015:

Wow Flourish, the sad thing about this wonderful list is that I only know about 5% of these songs.. now I'm going to U-Tube them.. maybe I did hear them, just probably didn't know I knew the songs.. :)

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