CANDY (Riyu Kosaka)

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This page is for the song CANDY♥, a 小坂りゆ song from DDRMAX2. For other songs of similar titles, please see CANDY (disambiguation).

Also, not to be confused with candii.


Song Information

CANDY♥'s jacket.
CANDY♥'s pop'n music banner.

Artist: 小坂りゆ
Composition/Arrangement: NAOKI MAEDA
Lyrics/Vocals: Riyu Kosaka
BPM: 180
Length: 1:34
pop'n music Genre: CANDY POP (キャンディポップ)
pop'n music Character: おしゃれずきん [8]
pop'n CG designer: shio
First Music Game Appearance: DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX-
Other Music Game Appearances:


Game Size


Love Song♡

Everyday Everywhere
Everyday Everytime

Everyday Everywhere
Make sure of LOVE again
Everyday Everytime

Long Version


Love Song♥

Every Where

Every Time

For You☆

Every Where

Every Time


Every Where

Every Time

Every Where
make sure of LOVE again


Every Time

Song Connections / Remixes


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • CANDY♥'s background animations feature JOHNNY and his girlfriend LORRAINE.
  • Extended comments for CANDY♥ appear in BeForU's official website.
  • CANDY♥ is the 18th song unlock of Sugoroku de 8 (すごろく de 8) in pop'n music 8. It can be unlocked from July 17th, 2002 through August 28th, 2002 by passing on the the city of Tokyo on your second trip around the board.
    • CANDY♥'s character rival, おしゃれずきん, can be unlocked by directly landing on Tokyo on your fifth lap around the board, or by simply passing it on your sixth trip.
      • おしゃれずきん does not have a 2P color.
  • CANDY♥ is the first song crossed over from the DanceDanceRevolution series into pop'n music.
    • Along with the other BEMANI songs crossed over to pop'n music 8, CANDY♥ shows ♪♪♪♪♪ as the artist. This has never changed.
  • In DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX, CANDY♥ uses CANDY☆'s charts.
  • CANDY♥ is one of the few KONAMI originals in DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX that doesn't appear in Dancing Stage Unleashed.
  • Preview audio for CANDY♥ can be found in the DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS (North America) data.
  • CANDY♥'s BEGINNER chart has 13 more notes than its Single BASIC chart.
  • CANDY♥ received a unique video in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2. This video was carried to the arcade releases in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA. It is displayed full-screen and eliminates any on-screen dancers.
    • It also received a romanized banner in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2.
    • In DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2's My Room, CANDY♥ is stored as CANDY (EXTREME).
  • CANDY♥ was still present in the location test of DanceDanceRevolution X, with its new foot ratings.
  • CANDY♥ is one of the unlockable revivals in DanceDanceRevolution X2. It can be unlocked by reaching ENJOY LEVEL 38.
    • As of February 23rd, 2011, CANDY♥ has been unlocked for normal play.
  • CANDY♥ is one of the BeForU songs revived in pop'n music 19 TUNE STREET from their previous removal in pop'n music 17 THE MOVIE, along with GRADUATION ~それぞれの明日~, ☆shining☆, and BRE∀K DOWN!.
    • It received a brand-new EX chart upon its revival in pop'n music 19 TUNE STREET.
  • In DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition, CANDY♥'s title was changed to Candy Heart (vocal version) and is credited to Luv unlimited.
  • CANDY♥ received an EASY chart in pop'n music Sunny Park, replacing its old 5-Buttons chart.
  • CANDY♥ was supposed to appear in the cancelled game カラオケレボリューション BEMANIシリーズセレクション.
  • CANDY♥ is unlockable in pop'n music Lively from November 2nd, 2022 as part of the pop'n quest (ポップンクエスト) unlocking system.
    • It marks the first time a pop'n quest update came out the same day as the Monthly Bonus song of the month, as opposed to a week later.

Music Comment

The popular song in DanceDanceRevolution appears in pop'n!!

Song Production Information

BeForU Official Website


Firstly.. I was able to sing CANDY with my best feelings (^^) It's a cute song, so I did my best to write the lyrics and sing them without losing♪



An instrumental version was included in DDR MAX, but due to many fan requests, a long-awaited vocal version is included here.

Riyu Kosaka performed the vocals and lyrics to CANDY♥, a version with a new, stronger rock arrangement, which has become one of my favorite numbers among my recent creations.

pop'n music


I really wanted Riyu Kosaka to provide a comment here, but she was super busy with a high school festival, so NAOKI wrote this on her behalf, although CANDY♥ doesn't seem to suit him.

CANDY♥ is my interpretation of a cute & pop, yet exciting song. Actually, it's of my favorite recent songs. When I completed this song, something in me changed.
And it feels like BRE∀K DOWN!.
I was unexpectedly free beyond my obsessions.
If you put too much effort into anything, it will eventually become unreasonable, so I want to live naturally. I wonder if CANDY♥ is a radical song which included such feelings. It'd be nice if many people as possible played this song with happy feelings~.

CS Information Data

DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2

The original version of the song, "CANDY", debuted on DDRMAX DanceDanceRevolution and was entirely instrumental. The song's fun combination of pop, rock and a fast-paced tempo gets a new sugar coating with cute Japanese pop styled vocals. With its sweeter appeal, everyone will be jumping up and down for some candy.

Character Information

I'm delighted for my pop'n debut!
With a flat face and surprisingly beautiful legs, this mysterious creature loves to dance.
I'm dancing today with my handmade hood!


I selected Kaera as number two from the many ZUKIN tribes. But, I couldn't forget the other tribe members, so I had them occasionally appear. It was very fun drawing the images of various characters with the treasured images I received as examples. A salute to the DDR team from the other side. Thank you very much!

Her appearance is very delicate, and it was very difficult to express her ugly cuteness (sorry if my statement is rude...).
She's a nice character.... (seriously)

Staff Comment


When I first heard CANDY☆, I felt that it expressed a bright and driving sensation. I wanted to show a romantic atmosphere through the appearance of the characters, JOHNNY and his lover LORRAINE (who makes her first appearance), but I'm embarrassed that I created her (laughs).

The colors also seem pop and cute, so I'm satisfied with the thoughtful result in a good way.

Difficulty & Notecounts

DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards. (Ratings obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)


Original Charts

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 139 / 0 126 / 4 230 / 16 317 / 20 - / - / - 127 / 12 211 / 27 287 / 8 - / - / -
DDRMAX2 - 3 5 7 - 3 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA2 2 3 5 7 - 3 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution X location test 3 4 8 10 - 4 7 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution X2→Present ↑4 ↑5 ↓7 10 - 4 ↓6 ↑10 -
DDRMAX2 CS JP - 3 5 7 - 3 5 7 -
DDR FESTIVAL 2 3 5 7 - 3 5 7 -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2 / Dancing Stage Max 2 3 5 7 - 3 5 7 -


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows - / - 170 / 0 236 / 16 327 / 29 - / - / - 198 / 0 207 / 27 325 / 10 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX - 3 5 7 - 3 5 7 -

pop'n music

Game Standard Battle PSP Exclusive
5-Buttons Normal Hyper EX Normal Hyper 5B Hyper 7 Button 7B Hyper
Notecounts 223 386 666 930 324 580 296 352 575
pop'n music 8 10 23 32 - 16 29 - - -
pop'n music 9 ↓8 23 32 - 16 29 - - -
pop'n music 10→16 PARTY♪ 8 23 ↓31 - 16 29 - - -
pop'n music 19 TUNE STREET 8 23 31 37 16 29 - - -
pop'n music 20 fantasia 8 23 31 ↑38 16 29 - - -
pop'n music Sunny Park→Present 5 29 37 44 16 29 - - -
pop'n music 8 CS 8 23 32 - 16 29 - - -
pop'n music portable 2 DLC 8 23 31 37 - - 13 20 26
pop'n music Lively 5 29 37 44 - - - - -

※ The notecount of this chart is different from the old 5-Buttons chart (total notes: 177).

すごろく de 8
Lap 1-2 まっさら (Shizuoka) - Seal (Nagoya) - Lover's High (Osaka) - MOBO★MOGA (Kobe) - EL DIA FELIZ (Kochi) - Feux d'artifica (Hiroshima)
beAchest beAch (Kagoshima) - 出会う時・・・下関。 (Shimonoseki) - A LOVE WE NEVER KNEW (Tottori) - Sci-Fi Girl (Kanazawa)
cat's Scat (Niigata) - Wall Street Down-sizer (Aomori) - しりとり (Sapporo) - JET WORLD (Abashiri) - BoaBoaLady! (Hakodate)
Cassandra (Sendai) - maritare! (Mito) - CANDY♥ (Tokyo)
Lap 3-4 321 STARS (Hachiojima) - Manhattan Sports Club (Okinawa) - Linus (Sado)
Expert course unlocks INNOVATION (Des-ROW course STAGE 1) - 大見解 (Des-ROW course STAGE 2) - Shock of Love (kiddy course STAGE 1)
Spell on me ~魅惑の呪文 (kiddy course STAGE 2) - BICYCLE (payapaya course STAGE 1)
Cherry&Raquel (payapaya course STAGE 2) - Midnight Yoghurt(女SPY☆お色気ゴーゴー脱出大作戦) (Simon course STAGE 1)
SLOW DOWN (Power course 2 STAGE 2)