Maroon 5's 'Sexy and Candy' B-Side: A Marcy Playground Cover?
Maroon 5's album V may feature Marcy Playground cover of "Sex and Candy"
Maroon 5 revealed all of the nitty-gritty details of their highly anticipated album, V on Monday (June 21) including the standard and deluxe edition track listings and the full unveiling of the album art cover. What some critics picked up on the track list was a track titled "Sex and Candy" on the b-sides list of the album. And many strongly believe it may be a possible cover of the 1997 hit "Sex and Candy" by alt-rock legends Marcy Playground rather than it being an original song by Maroon 5.
The guys in Maroon 5 are very well known to feature their own studio cover versions of their favorite songs on their past releases. For example, let's not forget the band's fourth album, Overexposed where a cover of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and a sexy dance-pop-turned-rock 'n roll cover of Prince's "Kiss" were seen on it's deluxe edition release. Also, in 2010, the band featured favorable covers of Alicia Keys' 2004 soul hit "If I Ain't Got You" and of Queen's 1979 glam-rock single "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." So, it could be possible that Maroon 5 are finding their inner alternative rock roots and put a cover of Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy" into the mix of V.
Do you think the "Sex and Candy" track is a cover of Marcy Playground's 90's hit on V?
Listen to Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy" song below: