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Barry Manilow is one of the most successful adult contemporary singers ever. Despite this, Barry Manilow's music has been much maligned by critics, particularly the romantic ballads that made his career, which were derided as maudlin schlock even during his heyday. Ut what do critics know? Anyone who knows music knows that Barry Manilow is the man! Did you see the past few seasons of American Idol? The show and the kids absolutely adore Barry Manilow!

Barry Manilow has never been one to stray from his artistic impression to please the record company suits. It's true that Barry Manilow's taste for swelling choruses and lush arrangements often bordered on bombastic, but unlike many of his MOR peers, Barry Manilow wasn't aiming to make smooth, restrained background music - Barry Manilow conceived of himself as a pop entertainer and all-around showman in the classic mold, and his performances and stage shows were accordingly theatrical. Barry Manilow dominated pop music during the latter half of the '70s like few other performers, spinning off a long series of hit singles (including 13 number-one hits on the adult contemporary charts) and platinum albums that essentially made the Arista label. The well began to run dry by the early '80s; no longer a superstar expected to deliver blockbuster hits, Barry Manilow was free to explore his long-held taste for swing, pop standards, and Broadway show tunes, which dominated his albums from the mid-'80s on. Barry Manilow has continued to record steadily, and his popularity never completely eroded, as evidenced by the number three chart debut of Barry Manilow's 2002 greatest-hits package, Ultimate Manilow.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1946, in Brooklyn, and grew up in its low-income Williamsburg section. Barry Manilow's father left the family when Barry was two, and Barry Manilow eventually adopted his mother's maiden name of Manilow. Barry Manilow began playing piano and accordion at age seven, and following high school, Barry Manilow was accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, which he paid for by working in the CBS mail room. From there, Barry Manilow became musical director of the CBS show Callback, and supported himself for the next few years by writing, producing, and performing advertising jingles (including high-profile campaigns for State Farm, Dr. Pepper, McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and more). In 1971, Barry Manilow met Bette Midler, who hired him as her pianist, arranger, and musical director; Barry Manilow served as her accompanist on her legendary pre-fame tour of New York City's gay bathhouses, masterminded her first two albums (1972's The Divine Miss M and its self-titled follow-up), and debuted some of his original material at her Carnegie Hall show in the summer of 1972. Thanks to his gig with Midler, Barry Manilow was able to land a record deal of his own with the fledgling Bell label, and his debut album Barry Manilow I was released in 1973. It didn't sell very well, and when Bell became Arista, label head Clive Davis asked Manilow to record a pop tune called " Brandy," which had been a U.K. hit for its co-writer Scott English. Barry Manilow changed the song into a ballad and changed the title to "Mandy" (to avoid confusion with the Looking Glass hit " Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"); released on 1974's Barry Manilow II, "Mandy" became a number-one hit early the next year. The Broadway-esque follow-up "It's a Miracle" hit the Top 20, and a re-release of the Chopin-adapted ballad "Could It Be Magic" (from the first album) hit the Top Ten.

Barry Manilow was on the cusp of becoming a mega-star. With his career thus established, Barry Manilow recorded an even stronger follow-up album in 1975's Tryin' to Get the Feeling. "I Write the Songs" (ironically, written by Beach Boys sideman Bruce Johnston) became Barry Manilow's second number-one pop hit in early 1976, and with the title track also hitting the Top Ten, the album went triple platinum. Barry Manilow consolidated his emerging stardom with This One's for You, released toward the end of the year; it produced hits in the title track, the Top Ten "Weekend in New England," and the number one "Looks Like We Made It." In 1977, Barry Manilow released the concert double-LP Live, which became his first and only number-one album, as well as Barry Manilow's biggest hit with sales of over four million copies. The same year, Barry Manilow won an Emmy for his first prime-time special on ABC (aptly titled The Barry Manilow Special); the network would air Manilow specials for the next several years. 1978's Even Now was another triple-platinum success; "Can't Smile Without You," the disco-tinged "Copacabana," and "Somewhere in the Night" all hit the Top Ten, with the first two marking a departure from Barry Manilow's typical reliance on ballads for his hits.

Barfry Manilow was about to trip on a proverbial banana peel. The first signs that Barry Manilow's run of success was in jeopardy came on 1979's One Voice, which - although it sold well and produced a Top Ten hit in an unlikely cover of former Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter's "Ships" - didn't have the same consistency of craftsmanship as its predecessors. 1980's

Barry Manilow spawned his last Top Ten hit with "I Made It Through the Rain"; though Barry Manilow remained a massively popular international touring act, and continued to place hits on the adult contemporary charts for a few more years. In 1984, Manilow officially changed direction, recording an album of swinging, jazzy originals called 2:00 A.M. Paradise Cafe; it featured jazz greats like Mel Torm?, Sarah Vaughan, Shelly Manne, and Gerry Mulligan. Subsequent ventures like 1987's Swing Street, 1991's Showstoppers, 1994's Singin' With the Big Bands, and 1998's Manilow Sings Sinatra explored various facets of swing, vocal jazz, and traditional pop. In addition, Manilow's stage musical Barry Manilow's Copacabana: The Musical premiered in 1994, and continued to tour the U.S. and U.K.; another musical, Harmony, was premiered in 1999.

Barry Manilow's long relationship with Arista ended when he signed to the jazz-oriented Concord label, for which he debuted in late 2001 with the concept album Here at the Mayflower, which continued his evolution into a pre-rock pop stylist.

Barry Manilow began to re-enter the wider public eye in 2002, performing "Let Freedom Ring" at the Super Bowl pre-game show; aided by television advertising, Ultimate Manilow entered the album charts at a stunning number three position that March.

Barry Manilow made an appearance (performing Can't Smile Without You, Mandy, I Write The Songs and other songs) on the Oprah Winfrey show on April 7, 2005.

Barry Manilow released a new album on January 31, 2006 called The Greatest Songs of the Fifties featuring new recordings of the classic hits from the golden years. The album charted at number 1 in its first week of release, marking the first time a Manilow album debuted at the top of the album chart as well as the first time a Manilow album has reached number 1 in 29 years


 

Barry Manilow Song List
  • "Mandy"
  • "I Write The Songs"
  • "Looks Like We Made It"
  • "Copacabana (At The Copa)"
  • "Can't Smile Without You"
  • "Could It Be Magic
  • "This One's For You"
  • "Somewhere In The Night"
  • "Ships"
  • "I Made It Through The Rain"
  • "Let's Hang On"
 
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