The Greatest Songs of the Sixties

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The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released October 31, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Easy Listening/Pop
Label Arista
Producer Clive Davis, David Benson, Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow chronology
The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
(2006)
The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
(2006)
The Greatest Songs of the Seventies
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C [2]

The Greatest Songs of the Sixties is Barry Manilow's sequel album for The Greatest Songs of the Fifties. The album was another major hit for Manilow in the United States, selling nearly 50% more than his previous album in its opening week. As with its predecessor, this album was produced by Clive Davis, along with Manilow and David Benson. The classics performed in this album includes Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", Elvis Presley's #1 hit "Can't Help Falling in Love", Beatles' "And I Love Her" and Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" (the latter first appeared on Manilow's Sinatra-tribute album Manilow Sings Sinatra in 1998).

US Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" – 4:20
  2. "Cherish" / "Windy" (Duet with The Association) – 3:47
  3. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:38
  4. "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" – 3:01
  5. "And I Love Her" – 2:55
  6. "Blue Velvet" – 2:54
  7. "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" – 3:02
  8. "This Guy's in Love with You" – 4:03
  9. "Everybody Loves Somebody" – 2:56
  10. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" – 4:04
  11. "When I Fall in Love" – 3:30
  12. "Strangers in the Night" – 3:06
  13. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" – 3:41

UK Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" – 4:20
  2. "Cherish" / "Windy" (Duet with The Association) – 3:47
  3. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:38
  4. "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" – 3:01
  5. "And I Love Her" – 2:55
  6. "Blue Velvet" – 2:54
  7. "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" – 3:02
  8. "This Guy's in Love With You" – 4:03
  9. "Everybody Loves Somebody" – 2:56
  10. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" – 4:04
  11. "When I Fall in Love" – 3:30
  12. "Strangers in the Night" – 3:06
  13. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" – 3:41
  14. "California Dreamin'" - 2:47
  15. "Yesterday" - 2:07

Musicians[edit]

  • Contractor: Joe Soldo
  • Piano: Barry Manilow, Randy Waldman
  • Guitar: Ken Berry, Mike Lent
  • Bass: Dave Carpenter
  • Drums: Russ McKinnon
  • Percussion: Dan Greco, Paulinho Da Costa
  • Background Vocals: Randy Crenshaw (Contractor), Ron Dante, Linda Harmon, Walt Harrah, Jon Joyce, Rick Logan, Connie Nassios, Susie Stevens, and Dick Wells
  • Violins: Assa Drori (Concert Master), Darius Campo, Daphne Chen, Lisa Dondlinger, Sam Fisher, Ron Folsom, Neel Hammond, Ray Kobler, Johanna Krejci, Liane Mautner, Cynthia Moussas, Jennifer Munday, David Stenske, Yan To, Miwako Watanabe, Dynell Weber
  • Violas: Ken Burward-Hoy, Sam Formicola, Carrie Holzman, Andrew Picken, Harry Shiranian, Ray Tischer
  • Cello: Larry Corbett, Armen Ksajikian, Dane Little, Timothy Loo, Tina Soule, John Walz
  • Harp: Gayle Levant, Marcia Dickstein
  • Saxophones: Gene Cipriano, Gary Foster, Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins, Joe Stone
  • Flute: Steve Kujala
  • Trumpets: Wayne Bergeron, Gary Grant, Chris Gray, Warren Leuning
  • Trombone: Steve Baxter, Craig Gosnell, Charles Loper, Chauncey Welsch
  • Tuba: Tommy Johnson
  • French Horn: Mark Adams, Steve Becknell, Paul Klintworth
  • Music Preparation: Terry Woodson Music, J. Barrick Griffiths, Danny Perito, Yeli Lim, Bill Baker, Curt Berg, Bill Edwards, Gisela Garcia Brugada, Jackie Johnson

Chart performance[edit]

Billboard 200
Week 01 02 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Position
2
13
30
33
43
57
Total sales
202,000
266,045
305,353
357,836
389,107
422,907
UK Albums Chart
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Position
70
56

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