Looks Like We Made It

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"Looks Like We Made It"
Looks Like We Made It cover.jpg
Single by Barry Manilow
from the album This One's For You
B-side "New York City Rhythm (Live)"
Released April 20, 1977
Format 7"
Length 3:33
Label Arista
Writer(s) Richard Kerr and Will Jennings
Producer(s) Ron Dante
Barry Manilow singles chronology
"Weekend in New England"
(1976)
"Looks Like We Made It"
(1977)
"Daybreak"
(1977)

"Looks Like We Made It" is a song sung by American singer Barry Manilow, from his 1976 album, This One's for You, composed by Richard Kerr with lyrics by Will Jennings. It was released as a single on 20 April 1977.

Overview[edit]

The song was first released in 1976 on his album This One's For You, and it was released as a single in 1977 where it reached the number one spot on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. It is ranked as the 37th greatest U.S. hit of 1977.

Despite the optimism suggested by the song's title, the narrator is actually ruminating on the fact that he and his ex-lover have finally found happiness and fulfillment—though not with each other. They have, indeed, "made it," but apart, not together. Songwriter Will Jennings commented,

Richard [Kerr] and I have often remarked on the people, millions of them in the world, who misunderstood the lyric of "Looks Like We Made It." It is a rather sad and ironic lyric about making it apart and not together, and of course everyone thinks it is a full on, positive statement. I don't know. Perhaps it is... in a way.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" AS 0244
  1. "Looks Like We Made It" – 3:33
  2. "New York City Rhythm (Live)"

Other recordings[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits. Billboard Books. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-8230-7693-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 3682a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 3676." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  4. ^ "Barry Manilow – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Barry Manilow.
  5. ^ "Barry Manilow – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Barry Manilow.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  7. ^ Billboard. Books.google.com. 1977-12-24. p. Front cover. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  8. ^ "Top 200 singles of 1977". RPM. 

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Preceded by
"Da Doo Ron Ron" by Shaun Cassidy
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
July 23, 1977 (one week)
Succeeded by
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb