Watch Zedd and Aloe Blacc's Classy, Brassy Version of 'Candyman' on 'GMA'

Zedd Billboard 2016
Jenny Regan

Zedd photographed at the Billboard office in New York City on March 3, 2016.

Diplo might not be a fan, but Zedd and Aloe Blacc’s update of “Candyman” enjoyed a date with the mainstream when the pair shared a classy, brassy rendition of the track for Good Morning America

Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Candyman' Cover

Zedd (the Russian-German electronic music artist born Anton Zaslavski) ditched his typical DJ gear for a seat behind the grand piano, where he played along with an ensemble featuring horns and guitars and Blacc on vocals.

The song is a reinterpretation of Sammy Davis Jr.'s three-week 1972 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "The Candy Man" (with the Mike Curb Congregation), originally sung by Aubrey Woods in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The new version is a tie-in to the 75th anniversary of M&Ms.

Zedd shared the performance video from his YouTube channel. Watch it below. 


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