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Smooth Love Songs with Martin Collins 10pm - 1am
We take a look at six of Barry's best songs of all-time. Enjoy!
Manilow’s original version of 'Could It Be Magic' charted in the UK at #25. Both Donna Summer and Take That have covered the song.
Taken from the 1980 album, Barry, 'I Made It Through The Rain' peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Released in 1977 from Manilow's 1976 album, This One's for You, it reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
This song peaked at #8 in America but only at #42 in the UK. The track was Manilow's first gold single for a song he recorded and released.
Manilow also picked up his only Grammy Award for Pop Male Vocalist for this song back in 1979.
Mandy first went to #12 in the UK in 1971 in a version recorded by one of the song's writers, Scott English. Barry Manilow did not want to record the song, but producer Clive Davis convinced him to do so. He’s probably pleased he did; the song went to number one when Manilow released it.
This was the first single to be released from Manilow's album Even Now. It reached #1 on Billboard's AC chart, and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Previously, the song had been recorded by Carpenters but Manilow's version had slightly different lyrics from the Carpenters, such as the Carpenters's line "I can't laugh and I can't walk / I'm finding it hard even to talk," was changed in Manilow's version to "I can't laugh and I can't sing / I'm finding it hard to do anything".