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Barry Manillow

Quotes:

Misfits aren't misfits among other misfits.
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Barry Alan Pincus. Submitted by: smooth

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Barry Big Nose/Snorky. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Weekend in New England" You can hunt in vain for "When will our eyes meet; when can I touch you" wracking you brain for a title, but Barry never uses the phrase, and only makes one reference to New England at all. - Tonette Joyce
"Weekend in New England"Although the lyrics contain the line "Time in New England", the weekend is never mentioned. "When will our eyes meet
When can I touch you
When will this strong yearning end
And when Will I hold you again " - Bob Borst

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Wear a Thong""I Write the Songs"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Got It Wrong""I Write the Songs"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Smoke The Bongs""I Write the Songs"JPR
"Lopasabanana""Copacabana"Sam
"Even Now (Barry Stinks)""Even Now "MOR

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Let Me Be Your Wings,"A person can't become wings.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Amanda," Boston"Mandy," Barry Manilow
"You're My Thrill," Julie London"Oh Julie," Barry Manilow
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Copacabana," Barry Manilow
"The Gambler," Kenny Rogers"Ready To Take A Chance Again," Barry Manilow
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Even No" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"Eve Now" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"His One's For You" originally "This One's For You"
Candy Welty
"Let M Be Your Wings" originally "Let Me Be Your Wings"
As in the 'M' of James Bond movies
Karen Smith
"Let Me Be Your Wigs" originally "Let Me Be Your Wings"
Funny -- someone wearing him on her head!
Wendy Torrance

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Event Now" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"Ooh Julie" originally "Oh Julie"
Candy Welty
"This Cone's For You" originally "This One's For You"
Candy Welty
"This Zone's For You" originally "This One's For You"
Candy Welty
"This Bone's For You" originally "This One's For You"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Even Sow" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"Even Mow" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"Even Tow" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"Even How" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty
"Even Bow" originally "Even Now"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Aug 9
a parody of "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow
Parody of Copacabana, with a Jewish same-sex wedding twist
YouTube: (YouTube)
May 7
a parody of "Mandy" by Barry Manilow
A parody of Mandy about baseball and drugs.
Soundclick.com: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Copacabana""Lift the Embargo"Onslaught
"Copacabana""If Barry Manilow Sang 'Eve of Destruction'"Patrick McWilliams
"Mandy""Oh, Mandate"Callmelennie
"Can't Smile Without You""Can't Smile And That's True"Dan Creeden
"Copacabana""Wheel Of Fortune"George Thompson
"Copacabana""Coopacabana"Airfarcewon
"I Write The Songs""I Right The Schlongs"Airfarcewon
"I Write the Songs""I Right the Wrongs"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Mandy""Julie"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Copacabana""Danny's Cabana"Edward Genereux

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
I Made It Through The RainUmbrellasCathy
Now And Forever (from The Pebble And The Penguin)WeddingsWhizkidF
Can't Smile Without YouDentistsMuzakman
Trying To Get The Feeling AgainViagraMOR

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Everyday I Write The Book
   Elvis Costello
I Write The Songs
   Barry Manilow
Everyday I Write The Songbook
Serafina
Wake Me Up When September Ends
   Green Day
When October Goes
   Barry Manilow
Wake Me Up When October Goes
You want me to wake you up on November 1st?
Lucille Bowling Ball
Dude Looks Like A Lady
   Aerosmith
Looks Like We Made It
   Barry Manilow
Dude, Looks Like We Made A Lady
Hopefully this one is acceptable
Calvin Amari
Macho Man
   The Village People
Mandy
   Barry Manilow
Macho Mandy
Alicia Sturdivant
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Manfred Mannilow
Manfred Mann combined with Barry Manilow
Submitted By: Genevieve
John Barry Manilow
John Barry combined with Barry Manilow
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Len Barry Manilow
Len Barry combined with Barry Manilow
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Claudja Barry Manilow
Claudja Barry combined with Barry Manilow
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Barry Manilow Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Copacabana (At The Copa)"
Misheard Lyrics:
His name was Weako
Original Lyrics:
His name was Rico
"Weekend in New England"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel brave and dairy
Original Lyrics:
I feel brave and daring
"Weekend in New England"
Misheard Lyrics:
When will this strong gurning end?
Original Lyrics:
When will this strong yearning end?
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout my linen
And I don't wanna change your light.
Original Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout moving in
And I don't wanna change your life.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Copacabana"
Misheard Lyrics:
She lost her youth and she lost her money, now she's lost her mind!
Original Lyrics:
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony, now she's lost her mind!

Story about this misheard lyric by: RL

I was in my early teens when this song came out, and I presumed that "Lola" had lost all of her money as a result of sitting at the Copa in her later years and squandering it all away drinking every night!!!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Copacabana"
Better Lyrics:
Her name is Lola,
She was a showgirl,
But that was sixty years ago
When they used to have a show
Now they play techno, but not for Lola
Original Lyrics:
Her name is Lola,
She was a showgirl,
But that was thirty years ago
When they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Submitted by: Ranger Ian
"Mandy"
Better Lyrics:
Oh, Mandy!
You sang and you gained for the taking
They should've sent you away
Oh, Mandy!
Like Brit and N'Sync you were faking
Still the zit poppers pay
Oh, Mandy!
Original Lyrics:
Oh, Mandy
You came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh, Mandy
Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today
Oh Mandy!
Submitted by: MOR
"Copacabana"
Better Lyrics:
Her name is Lola,
She was a showgirl,
But that was 50 years ago
When they used to have a show
Now it's Alternative, but not for Lola
Original Lyrics:
Her name is Lola,
She was a showgirl,
But that was 30 years ago
When they used to have a show
Now it's the Disco, but not for Lola
Submitted by: Kathy Evanson

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"I Write The Songs"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm young again, even though I'm very old
Why They're Nonsensical:
A person can't be young and old at the same time.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Mandy"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm standing on the edge of time
Why They're Nonsensical:
Time has no edges, and no one can stand on it.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"I Write The Songs"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I write the songs that make the young girls cry.
Why They're Insincere:
For those of you who obviously don't know any better. He knows he didn't write the song. He and former Pres. of Arista Clive Davis, disagreed about Barry recording this song, because of the obvious way people would take it. Clive had a vision it's one of his most popular songs. So I think he's over himself!!!
Submitted by: Amy
"I Write the Songs"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I write the songs that make the whole world sing
I write the songs of love and special things
In fact, the whole song
Why They're Insincere:
He didn't write it!. Bruce Johnstone of the Beach Boys wrote it!
Submitted by: Mike Clifton
There are additional insincere lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Copacabana"
The Song Lyrics:
Her name was Lola; she was a showgirl
Song They Mention:
"Lola" by the Kinks. (Actually might not be considered a mention, per se... but "Lola" was a song that came out several years before this one did, so...)
Submitted by: John
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Oh Julie"
Opening Lines:
Oh Julie, if you love me truly, do you want me, Julie, to be, to be your very own?
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Even Now"
Opening Lines:
Even now, when there's someone else who cares
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Let's Hang On"
The Lyrics:
There ain't no good in our goodbye-ing.
Why:
Grammatical error #1: Use of the word 'ain't'
Grammatical error #2: Double negative
Grammatical error #3: Use of the word 'goodbye' as a verb
Correction: There is no good in our saying goodbye
Problem: The corrected lyrics don't fit
Submitted by: Isac
"Somewhere In The Night"
The Lyrics:
Layin' beside you, lost in the feeling
Why:
"Lay" is a transitive verb which requires an object; the correct verb here should be "lyin'". (The original 1975 version by Helen Reddy also made this same mistake.)
Submitted by: RJSchex

Band Name Anagrams:

Ma Won Library Submitted by: Claire Grayson
Mayor In Brawl Submitted by: Claire Grayson
Ban Wormy Rail Submitted by: Claire Grayson
Ram Wily Baron Submitted by: Claire Grayson
I Narrow My Lab Submitted by: Claire Grayson

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Looks Like A Wet Dime" originally "Looks Like We Made It"
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"Looks Like We Tied Ma" originally "Looks Like We Made It"
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"Looks Like A Dew Mite" originally "Looks Like We Made It"
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"A Dry Beak" originally "Daybreak"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Rake By Ad" originally "Daybreak"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"At the Copa"
The Lyrics:
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
Why:
Rio de Janerio...
Submitted by: Carolyn
"Weekend in New England"
The Lyrics:
Time in New England Took me away To long, rocky beaches And you by the bay.
Why:
The New England region of the United States consists of the modern states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Submitted by: Kathy

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Memory"
The Lyrics:
The street lamp dies, another night is over.
Why:
Barry pronounces 'another' as AN-nother.
Submitted by: Isac
"The Old Songs"
The Lyrics:
Hope and pray she'll say that she's willing to give us another try
Why:
Barry pronounces 'another' as AN-nother, which made me think he was saying 'and other.'
Submitted by: Isac

Song Title Acrostics:

IAM: "It's A Miracle"
As in Iams pet foods
Submitted by: MOR
WINE: "Weekend In New England"
Submitted by: MOR
WINE: "Weekend In New England"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"I Raid It Through The Main" originally "I Made It Through The Rain"
Submitted by: Harry Truman Capote
"I Aid Mitt Through The Rain" originally "I Made It Through The Rain"
Submitted by: Harry Truman Capote
"Looks Like We Aid Mitt" originally "Looks Like We Made It"
Submitted by: Harry Truman Capote
"I Site The Wrongs" originally "I Write The Songs"
Submitted by: Micky
"I CIte The Wrongs" originally "I Write The Songs"
Submitted by: Yvonne Sindri

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Copacabana"
The Lyrics:
Still in the dress she used to wear,
faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined,
and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind
Why:
An upbeat disco song about a woman who sees her guy shot dead in front of her and loses her mind.
Submitted by: Rex Ungericht
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Mary Anne Le Beau originally "Barry Manilow"
Submitted by: That No-one Candy Nye
Mary Annie Blow originally "Barry Manilow"
Kurtis' sister?
Submitted by: Mello
Larry Bani Moe originally "Barry Manilow"
Two out of three Stooges ain't bad
Submitted by: MOR
Mary Aniblow originally "Barry Manilow"
Submitted by: MOR

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Bandstand Boogie"
The Lyrics:
As we dance real slow, I'm showin' the guys in the grandstand
That I like my girl, but I love American Bandstand
Why:
This song mentions "American Bandstand" - a dance show that was on the ABC television network from 1957 to 1987. Barry Manilow's version of this song was used as the show's theme song from 1977 to 1987.
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
 

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