I <3 the Barry (But he never wrote a Mary song)

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.

Español: Disco de vinilo simple de "Mandy...

Español: Disco de vinilo simple de “Mandy”, interpretado por Barry Manilow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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