I was watching a rerun of Glee the other night. It was the one where they sing songs that were guilty pleasures. One of the characters said he loved Barry Manilow. Guess what? I ❤ Barry Manilow too and I’m not ashamed to say it!
When I was a kid, we had a few of his albums including Even Now and my sisters and I would sing all the songs together and sometimes we would do a dance routine for “Copacabana (At The Copa)*.”
It took me years to realize that the line is ‘The hottest spot north of Havana’ and not ‘the hottest but no show for Vanna’. I was a kid. My Dad loves Wheel of Fortune. The line sounded fine to me that way.
Even Now was the start of my true love for music. Barry Manilow is a genius singer/songwriter.
Do you disagree with me? Who is your guilty pleasure singer/songwriter?
*Years later we had a prank caller and the only way to get rid of them was to crank “Copacabana (At The Copa)” and put it next to the phone.
Please note that I’m not talking about musicianship, this post is strictly about singing/songwriting. There will be further posts on music in the future.