If I Should Love Again

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If I Should Love Again
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1981 (original release)
1998 (re-release)
Recorded1980-1981, United Western Studios
GenrePop, easy listening
Length42:42 (original release)
45:42 (re-release)
ProducerBarry Manilow; associate producer: Michael Delugg
Barry Manilow chronology
If I Should Love Again
Barry Live in Britain

If I Should Love Again is the eighth studio album released by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. The album was recorded at United Western Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. Barry refers to it as "The most romantic album that I ever made", and remarks "I was so caught up in romance that I actually wrote music and lyrics to the title song while playing the piano facing the ocean, in a rented house on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey."[citation needed] The album was released in 1981, and it scored single platinum, as the previous album had.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[2]

Bryan Buss of Allmusic retrospectively gave the album three stars (of a possible five), calling it "classic Barry Manilow; shamelessly well-crafted adult contemporary." He concluded his review by saying "It may not be the biggest album of his career, but If I Should Love Again showcases Manilow's greatest skill: making heartbreak sound hopeful."

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "The Old Songs" (David Pomeranz, Buddy Kaye) - 4:43
  2. "Let's Hang On" (Bob Crewe, Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer) - 3:12
  3. "If I Should Love Again" (Barry Manilow) - 5:33
  4. "Don't Fall in Love with Me" (Barry Manilow, John Bettis) - 3:39
  5. "Break Down the Door" (Barry Manilow, Bob Gaudio, Enoch Anderson) - 3:04

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Somewhere Down the Road" (Cynthia Weil, Tom Snow) - 4:00
  2. "No Other Love" (Barry Manilow, Adrienne Anderson) - 4:36
  3. "Fools Get Lucky" (Barry Manilow, John Bettis) - 4:11
  4. "I Haven't Changed the Room" (Barry Manilow) - 2:16
  5. "Let's Take All Night (to Say Goodbye)" (Barry Manilow, John Bettis) - 3:36

CD Bonus Track[edit]

  1. "You're Runnin' Too Hard" (Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer) - 3:00

Cover versions[edit]

In 2007, Filipino pop/R&B singer Nina recorded the title track for the re-release of her self-titled album and released as the album's second single. It peaked at No. 2 on the Philippine charts.