Barry Manalow is...

I saw 70’s crooner, Barry Manalow on Entertainment Tonight on Thanksgiving. I had completely forgotten about him!

He was on TV promoting his new album – “Greatest Song’s of the Eighties” and of course, we had the pleasure of listening to a sampling of the treasures on his new album, which includes:

“Islands in the Stream” duet with Reba McEntire
“Open Arms”
“Never Gonna Give You Up”
“Have I Told You Lately”
“I Just Called to Say I Love You”
“Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)”
“Careless Whisper”
“Right Here Waiting”
“Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)”
“Hard to Say I'm Sorry”
“Time After Time”
“I've Had the Time of My Life”

Did anyone happen to marvel at his plastic man completion? Nice work, Dr. Jan Adams, you upped your credibility!

As soon as I heard him belt out, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, I was clutching my stomach because I felt the “five-second warning”. I was hoping to be saved by a now familiar, “Rick Roll”, but nope, instead Barry went on to explain how great this album is because– “When you look at the listing of songs on the jewel case, you say, Oh, I love that song and Oh…I love that song”. Barry, hate to tell you this but URGH!

Scary thing is, as I was praying to the porcelain God, completely gut raunched, I wondered which one of my kids was flocking to Wal-Mart on black Friday to buy mom that special gift…


1 comment:

courtney said...

i haven't heard any of the album yet, but i'm terrified to hear the reba duet, "islands in the stream." that was a kenny/dolly song, and even though i love reba, it just doesn't seem right to me...

guess i shouldn't judge before i hear it though. i do love old school barry manilow.