Barry (album)

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Barry
Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released November 19, 1980
Genre Pop
Easy listening
Length 41:47
Label Arista
Producer Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow chronology
One Voice
(1979)
Barry
(1980)
If I Should Love Again
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[2]

Barry is the self-titled album released by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow in 1980. The album reached Platinum status.[3] The tracks were recorded at Evergreen Recording Studios in Burbank, California. Manilow co-wrote with Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire the album track "Only in Chicago". "We Still Have Time" was taken from the film Tribute.

The album scored one top ten pop hit, "I Made It Through the Rain", which reached number ten, in late 1980. This album was released at a time when Manilow's success was having its greatest impact overseas, particularly in the UK. His music was starting to be pushed almost entirely to adult contemporary music radio formats, known back then as easy listening. Although "I Made It Through the Rain" was his only Top-10 on the Hot 100 from this album, he managed to reach the Top-10 on the Adult-Contemporary lists with "Lonely Together" and the bouncy up-tempo "Bermuda Triangle" was a Top-20 hit in the UK in mid-1981.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Lonely Together" (Kenny Nolan) - 4:19
  2. "Bermuda Triangle" (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman) - 3:45
  3. "I Made It Through the Rain" (Gerard Kenny, Jack Feldman, Drey Shepperd, Bruce Sussman and Barry Manilow) - 4:08
  4. "Twenty Four Hours A Day" (Barry Manilow and Marty Panzer) - 3:25
  5. "Dance Away" (Troy Seals and Richard Kerr) - 3:56

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Life Will Go On" (John Bettis and Richard Kerr) - 3:50
  2. "Only In Chicago" (Barry Manilow and Maurice White) - 3:33
  3. "The Last Duet (with Lily Tomlin)" (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman) - 3:59
  4. "London" (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman) - 5:18
  5. "We Still Have Time" (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman) - 4:12

[4][5]

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard[4]
Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 15
Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1980 "I Made It Through the Rain" Adult Contemporary 4
1980 "I Made It Through the Rain" Pop Singles 10
1980 "Lonely Together" Adult Contemporary 7
1980 "Lonely Together" Pop Singles 45

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