Molly A Drug Reference

Molly is not referring to Molly Ringwald from the movie 16 Candles, but instead to the drug.

Sponge released the song "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)" in 1995 as their third single off their debut album Rotting Pinata. The song ended up being a big hit for the band reaching #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being their only song to ever make it onto the Hot 100. It also charted at #3 on the Modern Rock Tracks and #11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

Though the song is named after Molly Ringwald from 16 Candles the song is not actually in reference to her. The band learned of a 16 year old girl who fell in love with her teacher and after he rejected her she overdosed on ecstasy, molly is also a street name for ecstasy. Molly references the drug and 16 is the girl's age, but the addition of "candles" makes it a pop culture reference to the movie, while "down the drain" refers to the girl overdosing.

Sponge "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)" 1995
Nikki "Nikilicious" Montgomery

I'm a Central Wisconsin girl born and raised. I grew up in Port Edwards and participated in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and softball as well as many clubs like National Honor Society, SADD, yearbook and forensics. I was a very busy high school student and still managed to get good enough grades to go to college at UW-Stevens Point where I was just as busy between working 3 jobs including executive staff positions at the campus alternative rock radio station and volunteering at the campus television station.

After graduation I thought I would take my BA in Mass Communications with emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism and Minor in Political Science and become a big time reporter in some major city. But instead my internship with our news station here at Midwest Communications turned into a part-time job and opened the door to the morning show co-host position at WDEZ. After 9 1/4 years of fun in the mornings I was promoted to Assistant Brand Manager and moved to The Workday Getaway.

I couldn't deny my love for rock anymore! It was time dive head first into the genre I spent my formative years listening to day in and day out. When the opportunity arose for me to become the Brand Manager for Rock 94.7 and host the morning show I couldn't pass it up.

I'm so happy that I stayed in Central Wisconsin I couldn't imagine raising my three daughters anywhere else.

Favorite band: STP

First concert: Bryan Adams 1992 at the Target Center in Minneapolis (I was 12)

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite pasttime: Watching Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Covert Affairs

Vice: Wine