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June 17, 1943 in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At the Copa)". In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-seller charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Herb Alpert, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Mathis. He has recorded a string of Billboard hit singles and multi-platinum albums that have resulted in his being named Radio & Records' No.
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3 years ago
the best thing about this song is that it's never clear if he's dreaming of someone that he's had before of it's an unrequited love. Basically, when dreaming, you can have anyone in the world. It doesn't matter if you know him/her, if you've ever even met. In dreams, you can be friends, lovers, and whatever else really. The possibilities are endless. And here he talks about having someone in his dreams and doing whatever he wants.