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Post-Candy Mandy Moore Playlist

Before she was starring in the NBC television show “This Is Us” or voicing Rapunzel in Disney’s animated hit Tangled, Mandy Moore was best known for TRL-propelled teen pop tracks like “Candy” and “Crush.” Following a trio of bubblegum releases in the early 2000s, Moore changed course. She covered Cat Stevens, XTC, and Elton John on the excellent Coverage, then collaborated with The Weepies, Lori McKenna, Rachael Yamagata, and Chantal Kreviazuk on Wild Hope, her first outing as a singer/songwriter. Her most recent full-length release, 2009’s Amanda Leigh, pushed her further into a folk pop direction via inspiration from Todd Rundgren, Joni Mitchell, and Paul McCartney. Get acquainted with the best of her overlooked and underappreciated discography. Listen with Spotify or YouTube below.