Song Trivia

A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me” was originally titled A Little Less Samantha Baker, A Little More Samantha Fox, but the band were told to change it for legal reasons. Samantha Baker is the lead character in “Sixteen Candles”, while Samantha Fox was the artist who released the album “Touch Me”.

According to lyricist Pete Wentz, the title refers to the difference between sweet girls (like Samantha Baker) and sexy girls (like Samantha Fox), and how he’d rather go home with the latter sort than the former.

In the UK the song was released as simply ‘Sixteen Candles’.

In the US, the single had the following tracklistings:

CD One

1. “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’” (2:49)
2. “So Sick” (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge)

CD Two

1. “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’” (2:49)
2. “Roxanne” (3:12)
3. “Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued” (Sessions @ AOL) (3:08)

7″

1. “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’” (2:49)
2. “Of All the Gin Joints In All The World” (Zane Lowe Session) (3:11)

In the second scene of the A Little Less Sixteen Candles video, the beginning of the Fall Out Boy song Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year plays in the background. This song features William Beckett (who plays the lead Dandy) as guest vocalist.

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