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t. hillon May 11, 2007 Link. The vocals of the original album version of the song, "Molly", were re-recorded for the single release, and retitled "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)". There was an error. Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2020 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display. black_cow_of_death, edited by sdsullivan, RemmySkye, "Molly (Sixteen Candles)" as written by Timothy Cross Michael Cross. "Molly" is also the name of the band's greatest hits album, which was released by Sony Music in 2000. "16 Candles" also went number four on the US R&B charts for 21 weeks in 1959. It is the band's highest-charting song on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it reached number 3. However, the lyrics were partly inspired by a story the Cross brothers had heard about a girl who fell in love with one of her teachers shortly before her 16th birthday, who then attempted to commit suicide after he rejected her advances. "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)" is a song by American rock band Sponge. Clearly both "Don't ask why" and "sixteen candles down the drain" are from Molly's Point of View -- which may indicate a feeling of a wasted life rather than dying. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, having peaked at number 55 in August 1995. It’s super easy, we promise! The song also reached number 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. However, the lyrics were partly inspired by a story the Cross brothers had heard about a girl who fell in love with one of her teachers shortly before her 16th birthday, who then attempted to commit suicide after he rejected her advances. How many of us haven't had a busted love affair at 16 and thought the world had ended? • The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price was at number one. The original song "Molly" was ostensibly named after actress Molly Ringwald, who starred in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles. The original song "Molly" was ostensibly named after actress Molly Ringwald, who starred in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles. Don’t have an account? Lyrics submitted by Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. it's about the irony of wanting something when you can't have it but when you can have it, not wanting it. [2], Billboard Hot 100 Charts - Sponge - "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)", Billboard Modern Rock Charts - Sponge - "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)", Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts - Sponge - "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)", Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon, Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Molly_(16_Candles_Down_the_Drain)&oldid=981560230, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)" [Live], This page was last edited on 3 October 2020, at 02:24. No RepliesLog in to reply. "Molly" is also the name of the band's greatest hits album, which was released by Sony Music in 2000. [1], A music video with the single version of the song was released in 1995 and was directed by Doug Aitken. Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Spirit Music Group, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. It is the band's second song to appear on the U.S. So, the first 16 years (candles) of his life spent secretly wanting this girl were wasted. @t. hill. It was released in 1995 as the third single from their debut album Rotting Piñata. The song reached #2 on the Billboards Top 100 and #4 on the R&B Charts in 1959. “16 Candles” was written by Luther Dixon and Allyson R. Khent and released in 1958. Thirty-two years ago this month, Sixteen Candles blew its way into theaters.

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