Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Songs with a Girls' Name in the Title #36

36. Mandy – Barry Manilow

My dad used to play Barry Manilow records on Saturday mornings. So there was many a weekend when I woke up to the sound of “Mandy.” Manilow released his version of the song in 1974, but it was originally written and recorded by Scott English in 1971. The song was somewhat of a hit in the UK, however, there it was known as “Brandy.” Manilow’s version was changed to Mandy to avoid confusion with the Looking Glass song “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl).” Stay tuned, that one’s coming shortly. Though this tune gets poked fun at a lot, you’ve got to admit it’s a romantic little song.

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