Jim Sullivan and Ed Craig aka The Wideboys have been working together since the mid 1990’s. Since then they have been songwriting, producing, DJing, remixing and compiling.

Their first big break happened after building some heat on some small independent labels in the emerging underground House & Garage scene in London, the boys had a chance meeting with Andy Lewis of Locked On records at a club in London, who heard an early version of their song ‘Sambuca’ he immediately signed it, the track became the second release on Warner imprint 679 recordings. From there the boys signed with Public Demand Records.

Having hit the charts almost every year since in one way, shape or form the boys notably penned Liberty X’s debut top 5 hit ‘Thinking It Over’, had a top 40 hit with All Saint Shaznay Lewis with the track ‘Daddy O’ and in 2009 the boys were asked to produce the Comic Relief single for girl band the Saturdays which hit number 2 in the UK charts.

They have created remixes for acts like Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Pink, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Leona Lewis, Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Nile Rodgers and many others. In 2018, they remixed Kandy Krush for Kim Wilde.

Wideboys have created an impressive compilation series called ‘Addicted To Bass’. Every single one of their albums has hit the Top 10 of the UK charts.

Kandy Krush

Release date: 16 March 2018Producer: Ricky Wilde Formats CD-single UK: Wildeflower Records (promotional CDR in plastic…

Kandy Krush

Song written by Kim Wilde, Frederick Thomander, Anders Wikström and Ricky Wilde.
Third track on the album Here Come the Aliens.


There are seven versions of ‘Kandy Krush’: the album version, a radio mix and the ‘Push The Button Remix’, created by Ricky Wilde; the ‘Discordia mix’, created by Dan Peters; plus the Wideboys radio edit, Wideboys club remix and Wideboys dub remix, created by Wideboys.

Music video

The music video for ‘Kandy Krush’ was premiered online on 16 March 2018, on the day of the release of the album.

Live performances

‘Kandy Krush’ was performed live during the Here Come the Aliens Tour in 2018 and 2019 and during the Return of the Aliens Tour.

Kim about ‘Kandy Krush’

It’s a rock pop track, inspired by my band. When I wrote the song with some Swedish songwriters in Stockholm, I wanted to write a track that was gonna light up the stage. (1)

‘Kandy Krush’ came because I said I wanted to write a song that’s a bit like a Billy Idol sort of ‘White Wedding’ thing. Let’s go down that road. Everyone starts off with a ‘let’s try something a bit like that’ or, something kick it off. Billy Idol kicked off that song for us. (2)


Drums: Jonathan Atkinson
Guitar: Neil Jones
Keyboards, guitar: Ricky Wilde
Backing vocals: Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde, Scarlett Wilde

Interview sources

(1) BBC Breakfast, 14 March 2018
(2) Unsung Heroes podcast, 23 July 2021


There’s a light, there’s a light, there’s a light in your eyes tonight,
Feeling high, feeling high so high I’m gonna fly tonight.

Wanna know what I’m feeling?
Something here needs revealing.
Come here baby got to show you or I swear
I’m gonna die tonight!

Take a chance make it nice and slow.. oh oh oh..
Touch me I’ll follow and I’ll show you where to go.
Don’t be scared of this taste so sweet,
Is this a Kandy Krush I’m feeling?

Push the button, push push push the button cos
its right tonight.
Do you want to take a chance cos you know
I really might tonight.
Wanna know what I’m feeling?
Something here needs revealing.
Come here baby got to show you cos
I swear I’m gonna die tonight.

Taste so sweet, I want Kandy..
Taste so sweet, I want Kandy..

Kandy Krush (music video)

16 March 2018

Directed by Sean Vincent.
In this music video, Kim and band perform the song in a dark environment lit from the back. Kim is wearing a black PVC suit, while the band is mostly dressed in black.