Robbie Williams admits his new single sounds like the Haribo theme tune

Singer agrees with comparisons between 'Candy' and TV jingle

Robbie Williams admits his new single sounds like the Haribo theme tune

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Robbie Williams has admitted that his new single 'Candy' bears a passing resemblance to the jingle used by Haribo in its TV adverts.

The single, which went straight to Number One on the Official UK Singles Chart last week and is the third fastest selling single of the year, was co-written by Williams and Gary Barlow and features a sample from disco producer Todd Terje's 'Eurodans'. However, many YouTube users have compared the melody to that of the music in the advert for the sweets.

Williams could not deny this when quizzed on it by The Independent, but said that the Haribo music is hardly original itself: "The Haribo advert sounds like 'Ring A Ring O' Roses' so it does sound like the Haribo advert," he said, "But they can't sue me because they also sound like a nursery rhyme from a couple of centuries ago."

He added: "It was pointed out to me via YouTube when I read the comments and I was like 'Oh yeah, it does doesn't it?' but I think every song has been written now and everything sounds similar."

Earlier this week (Nov 5) it was confirmed that Robbie Williams' music will no longer be played on Radio 1 as the singer is felt to be too old by the broadcaster. Williams replied by stating that he will resort to violence if he hears fellow older stars such as Madonna on the station.

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