OMIGOD: For the first time in nearly 29 years, Barry Manilow (who?) tops The Billboard 200. “The Greatest Songs of the Fifties” bows at No. 1 with sales of 156,000 copies in the United States. The Arista album features Manilow revisiting such evergreens as “Unchained Melody” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.”
That sort of reminds of when Natalie Cole hit it big with her Unforgetable album. Her career was basically down the tubes before than.
Look at the yearly tour revenue charts.
Manilow consistently is in the top 5 -7 of the money makers from his tours.
Also Neil Diamond. But after having seen him a few times live,
I can understand why he always ranks high.
And his live album - “Hot August Night” is one for the ‘Stranded on an island’ list.
Barry wrote the songs…
Remind me which sign of the apocalypse this is?
[quote=“WeiLong”]Barry wrote the songs…[/quote]Actually, he didn’t, not that one anyway, that one was written by ex-Beach Boy Bruce Johnston.
That might explain the long nose then.
No. 1 in the UK is … Leo Sayer 29 years after his last number one. And at Number 5 is Dead or Alive with Spin me round (like something that came before CD’s, ask your dad)
I understand that Barry got his start by backing up Bette Midler - just some useless trivia.