Yep, I'm a Fanilow!

There, I said it...I am a Fanilow! This weekend, Husband and I were channel surfing (cause the weather was horrific) and we came across a Barry Manilow concert. I proceeded to belt out all of the tunes, while Husband drank himself into a state where he could deal with the insanity. Oh, it makes me chuckle to torture him:) Soooo, now I am torturing you with my list of my thirteen favorite Barry Manilow tunes....
1) C'mon...you know Copacabana gets the top spot!
2) Mandy- I love to belt this song out and drive anyone in ear shot crazy:)
3) Daybreak-see above.
4) It's a Miracle-love it!
5) Weekend in New England-*sniff* I love this song...I am such a sap!
6) I Write the Songs-who doesn't know the words to this...you are singin' it...I know you are...
7) Can't Smile Without You-you're still singing...
8) Looks Like We Made It-Let's just hold hands and sing shall we?
9) This Ones' For You-Honestly, I am just going to start singing out load right now, just to drive Husband crazy...He's sitting right next to me reading the paper. Should I?
10) Could It Be Magic-Nope, I'm not gonna do it...
11) Somewhere In The Night-It's killin' me, but I'm not gonna start singing out loud!
12) Even Now-I am not singing...still not singing out loud!
13) Bandstand Boogie-We're goin' hoppin', we're goin' hoppin' today. Where things are poppin', the Philadelphia way. We're gonna drop in on all the music they play...on the Bandstand! Yep, Husband thinks I'm crazy:)

51 comments

  1. Alright already! I confess, I confess!! I wish I wasn't a Fanilow but I am!

    Hey, I've been meaning to ask you about the cool boots in your avatar. Do you own a pair?? SEXY!

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  2. I am not a fan, but Copacabana has very strong associations for me. I just have to hear it and I am somewhere else, many years ago!

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  3. Oh I used to absolutely LOVE him. I got his "Barry Manilow Live" record (that's right, RECORD) for my birthday way back in maybe 4th grade? I would play it (on my RECORD PLAYER) and look at the album cover and just dream about marrying him. Oh I adored him. And used to cry listening to his songs (but I will deny this).

    Which brings me to my neverending question....is he gay? Married? Other? What is the story? I never really did a big search, but it is something that never seems to be mentioned.

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  4. I'm relieved to say that I only knew four of those! I will admit to liking Copacabana though.

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  5. And what's wrong with that?

    Did you know Manilow's a Trekkie?

    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo
    http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

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  6. I know about half these songs off the top of my head and the others I've forgotten. Happy TT.

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  7. Your husband has a lot in common with Murphy Brown. Although I am not a "Fanilow", I do enjoy some of his tunes such as:

    Bandstand Boogie
    Mandy
    Read 'Em and Weep

    Did you know that David Cassidy recorded the original version of "I Write the Songs"?

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  8. Nope, not me. And then I read his tour rider, and THAT did me in.

    Lara Angelina, who often thirteens, is a HUGE Manilow fan. If you haven't visited her yet, keep an eye out for her.

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  9. I love Manilow, too. He was the mush of my youth, and I think he's a great entertainer still.

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  10. I'll have a double of whatever your husband is having...but don't go far, another will soon be coming.

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  11. My mother took me to my first concert when I was 12. Yep, it was Barry Manilow. Who should I see there but my teacher? And she would give me Manilow-related news clippings, etc. all year long. Yes, nothing tells the whole class what a dork you are like your teacher giving you Barry Manilow fan news.

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  12. But I should add that even though the class thought I was a dork, I still liked some of his songs.

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  13. I would have NEVER (EVER) GUESSED!

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  14. You and my sister-in-law. I can't go there, but Mandy does take me back. Okay, and I'll admit to having Copacabana on my iPod running playlist.

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  15. My husband used to listen to BM (ha, BM) over and over as a kid. I never let him live it down.

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  16. I confess to thinking Barry's a badass, too. And, the references in Can't Hardly Wait? LOVE them.

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  17. Yep, he is old school and I still love him. Mandy is one of my favorites. Happy TT my friend:)

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  18. I remember Mandy played at 'every' dance when it first came out. lol Happy T13!

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  19. Oh, how funny!!! Just a couple TT's ago, I did the same thing!!! How hysterical -- and your poor hubby! Reminds me of a Manilow line as he begins to play a medley of his hits: "For some of you, this will really bring back some memories....for those who were dragged here, it will be total hell."
    I always joked that fessing up to being a Manilow fan should be like one of those meetings where you raise your hand, stand up and give your testimony, but only use your first name. "Hi. I'm Lara. I'm a Barry Manilow Fan. I've been a Barry Manilow fan for 30 years...."
    Great TT -- thanks for the laugh!

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  20. ps...I see Susan already told you about me!! I just read her comment! lol! And that pic of me is taken at a Barry Manilow concert!! You can see the Music and Passion banner in the background. I'm still laughing like crazy!!

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  21. it's scary that I can sing those songs too... Happy TT!

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  22. I know all the words to all of them this is my clean the house music. love it with no shame at all, well to you any way:)

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  23. I really like Barry a lot too! He is a very talented guy, no doubt!

    His music just makes you feel good, doesn't it?

    xoxo
    Linda

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  24. tee hee....this made me smile. the manilow.....has some good stuff. :)

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  25. I'm not a Fanilow but I'll be damned. I know every one of those songs!

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  26. Crap, I didn't realize I knew so many of his songs. Must be because of AI. ;)

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  27. I am starting to agree with you. It is frightening, but true...shhh.

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  28. I'm not a Fanilow but I definitely like Copacabana. Brings back lots of weird college memories.....

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  29. That brings to light yet another place you need to wear The Jeans to--a Barry concert. The flames would rock the house!

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  30. OK...I'll take rounds 2,3 and 4 now. Each a double and straight up.

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  31. I am so there with you! How can you not toe tap and sing along to these songs?

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  32. I'm afraid to admit that I know ALL of these songs. Not only that, but I could sing them all too. Eek that's scary. I am not a fan but my parents were - so I have heard all of the albums! He does have talent though, I have to give him credit.

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  33. Oh good lord why did I read this post? Now I need whatever your husband was drinking... LOL

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  34. I am not a Fanilow, but husband is.

    My TT is up @ The Cafe love.

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  35. Autumn, you can have one of mine, the service is really slow around here. I order 3 more the last time help stopped by. They are doubles mind you :-)

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  36. Barry Manilow's first album was the first record album I ever bought I have his first... 8? 10? on vinyl still. Yeah, I recognize all those songs. Could probably even sing them all and only miss a few words. :)

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  37. You've no idea how reassuring it is to see that so many others love him, too. My husband makes fun of me to no end, but I LOVE so many of his songs.

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  38. Oh go ahead - torture your husband. It's why you have one anyway! :)

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  39. Oh my, I know every one of them! I'd never heard the term Fanilow, that is so funny!!

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  40. Not only do I love the name "FANILLOW" but I LOVE his songs too. My sisters and I used to make up dances to each one.

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  41. Yo bartender! How bout a nudder round here at the end of the bar. And get one for the nice Autumn lady.

    Yep...keep the doubles.

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  42. OK ohcaptain...I think you have had a little too much Barry and shots. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here;)

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  43. You got me singing along to your TT!

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  44. Oh, come on...juss one more...pleeeaaasssseee?

    Looky here...I'm singing along to yas...just listen...

    "Its nine oclock on a saturday
    The regular crowd shuffles in
    Theres an old man sitting next to me
    Makin love to his tonic and gin"

    See...I'm down with you hip Fanilows.

    Hows bout I buy a rounds for ya-all?

    Hehe

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  45. ohcaptain...do you really think you are going to fool us Fanilows with a drunken rendition of a Billy Joel song???

    We just had last call for alcohol...it's time for you to shove off;)

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  46. Yep, big Fanilow here - I grew up on Barry Manilow. :)

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  47. I like BM too, if I am in a certain mood! Great list :D

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  48. Mandy and Weekend in New England...I am a cheesy sap too :)

    Bradley
    The Egel Nest

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  49. I LOVE Barry Bannana Nose..
    and I sang every song on your list..and I've been to his concert..life..I'm proud..!!

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