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Music: Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is an American singer/songwriter famous for composing every song ever written, including hits such as "Mandy"note , "Can't Smile Without You"note , "I Write The Songs"note , "Looks Like We Made It"note  and "Copacabana"note .

Despite ranking as one of the top-selling artists of all time, as well as enjoying street cred with artists such as Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan, Manilow was plagued by a reputation as the least hardcore singer alive. With the exception of "Copacabana" (itself a codifier of Lyrical Dissonance), his uplifting anthems have wringed the most consistent success.

A varied composer, he branched into jazz and blues in The Eighties, but found himself somewhat pigeonholed by his old hits. Today he has settled into a kind of wry awareness of his Disco Dan image.

Is the Trope Maker for Stuck on Band-Aid Brand (he wrote the jingle).


  • Barry Manilow (1973)
  • Barry Manilow II (1974)
  • Tryin' To Get The Feeling (1975)
  • This One's For You (1976)
  • Even Now (1978)
  • One Voice (1979)
  • Barry (1980)
  • If I Should Love Again (1981)
  • Here Comes The Night (1981)
  • 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe (1984)
  • Manilow (1985)
  • Swing Street (1987)
  • Barry Manilow (1989)
  • Because It's Christmas (1990)
  • Showstoppers (1991)
  • Singin' With The Big Bands (1994)
  • Summer of '78 (1996)
  • Manilow Sings Sinatra (1998)
  • Here At The Mayflower (2001)
  • A Christmas Gift of Love (2002)
  • Scores (2004)
  • The Greatest Songs of The Fifties (2006)
  • The Greatest Songs of The Sixties (2006)
  • The Greatest Songs of The Seventies (2007)
  • In The Swing Of Christmas (2007)
  • The Greatest Songs of The Eighties (2008)
  • The Greatest Love Songs of All Time (2010)
  • 15 Minutes (2011)

Barry Manilow's work shows examples of the following tropes:

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alternative title(s): Barry Manilow
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