Friday, October 06, 2006
Barry Manilow Shocker!
Barry Manilow's "The Greatest Song of the Fifties" debuted at #1 and was his biggest non-greatest hits hit in many, many years. The sequel -- "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties" debuts October 31. And now, in a stunning development, Manilow has revealed that he might in fact record "The Greatest Songs of the Seventies." "Well, it seems like there should be one," Manilow told Billboard about this bombshell revelation. But what will be next? "The Greatest Songs of the Forties" or "The Greatest Songs of the Eighties?" (Actually, Manilow would be wiser to do the Forties first. He could tackle "Paper Doll," "Heartaches," "In The Mood" (yep, there are lyrics), "The Gypsy," "Rider in the Sky," "I'll Never Smile Again," and even "White Christmas," along with a host of others that would be a lot more interesting for him to tackle than, say, "You Light Up My Life." Oh God, he WILL record "You Light Up My Life," won't he?