The 10 Best Candy Dulfer Songs of All-Time

Candy Dulfer is a Dutch saxophonist. She played her first on-stage solo when she was a child. Similarly, she recorded her first piece when she was a child. In considerable part, these things were made possible by her father, the Dutch saxophonist Hans Dulfer. However, she has long proven herself to be an extraordinary musician. After all, she has released a dozen albums, which make for an impressive body of work. On top of this, she has worked with numerous well-known musicians, meaning interested individuals might be familiar with her music even if they aren’t familiar with her name.

Here is our opinion of the ten best Candy Dulfer songs ever released:

10. “What’s In Your Head”

Solipsism is sometimes interpreted as the idea that only the self exists. However, more reasonable versions adopt the stance that only the self is known to exist for certain. After all, we perceive the world through our senses, meaning we can never know what others think. Despite this, we do our best to guess at this anyway because relationships are fundamental to the human experience. These are unusual concepts. Even so, “What’s In Your Head” has a questioning quirkiness that enables it to live up to its name.

9. “Mister Marvin”

There is an exceptional smoothness to this song that makes it worth listening to again and again. It takes incredible skill for someone to make something this complex-sounding seem easy.

8. “Heavenly City”

“Heavenly City” was the second single from Dulfer’s debut album, Saxuality. It didn’t do as well as its predecessor. Still, it managed to reach the number 50 position in the Netherlands. “Heavenly City” doesn’t quite fit the stereotypes conjured up by those words. However, the song creates the impression of a friendly, fascinating place that’s simultaneously approachable and on the cutting edge. It encompasses those contradictions without straining in the slightest.

7. “So What”

“So What” is another song off of Saxuality. This was never chosen to serve as a single. However, that doesn’t make it inferior to its album-mates. The song has the calm, cool insouciance one would expect from a piece named this.

6. “Saxuality”

Of course, “Saxuality” would be the title track of the album of the same name. Due to this, it was guaranteed to be interpreted as a representative of the release as a whole. Something Dulfer and her team leaned into by making it her lead single from the album. It seems safe to say that people liked it. The song was a number-three hit in the Netherlands. Similarly, it charted in Belgium and the United Kingdom.

5. “For the Love of You”

“For the Love of You” is a cover. Those curious should know the Isley Brothers released the original as part of The Heat Is On in 1975. They started with something funkier and hard-hitting, but once their first single started falling in popularity, they regained momentum by releasing this slower, more sensual work. The result was spectacular, as shown by how “For the Love of You” has been covered by several well-known artists since the 1970s. Dulfer’s version stands out from the original. Indeed, it’s so good at this that she made it the namesake and title track of her third album.

4. “My Funk”

“My Funk” is one of the finest examples of Dulfer’s work in the titular genre. Interested individuals might want to check out Funked Up & Chilled Out, which offers the kind of music one would expect based on that name. Tellingly, the album was number 20 in the Netherlands and number 6 on the U.S. Contemporary Jazz chart.

3. “Don’t Go”

Much of Dulfer’s music on this list is best described as relaxed and confident. However, she’s perfectly capable of expressing other emotions through her chosen instrument. For proof, consider “Don’t Go,” which shares the same smoothness but imbues it with a seeming note of mournful regret. Funk is rightfully famous for upbeat tunes. Even so, “Don’t Go” is a reminder that the sadder works can be similarly impressive.

2. “Pick Up the Pieces”

“Pick Up the Pieces” came from Dulfer’s second album, Sax-a-Go-Go. It wasn’t chosen to lead the album. No, that honor went to the title track. However, some will argue that “Pick Up the Pieces” is the stronger piece. Partly, this is because it’s Dulfer’s cover of someone else’s original. Specifically, “Pick Up the Pieces” was the Average White Band’s work, which failed to make an impression in the United Kingdom, became one of the most popular hits of 1975 in the United States, and then made a triumphant return to the United Kingdom. Its lyrics are simple to the point of being almost non-existent. Despite this, it conveys the intended message of getting back on one’s feet superbly. Something that can be partly credited to the band’s then-not-so-elated feelings at the time. Regardless, this matters because there’s an original for Dulfer’s version to be compared and contrasted with. Processes that have made her work shine that much brighter because of its excellence.

1. “Lily Was Here”

“Saxuality” wasn’t Dulfer’s debut single, even though the album of the same name was her debut album. This is because she released “Lily Was Here” with the English musician David A. Stewart even earlier in 1989. It was a spectacular debut for the saxophonist. The song was a chart-topper in the Netherlands. On top of that, it was a Top 10 hit in Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Sadly, it failed to meet that marker in the United States, where it topped out at the number 11 position on the relevant chart. Still, its performance in that country was no slouch considering the competition in those times. Remarkably, Dulfer’s work on this single came from a jam session, thus making it a reminder that the spontaneous is sometimes better than the much-rehearsed and much-recorded in the world of music.

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