Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again

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"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again cover.jpg
Single by Barry Manilow
from the album Tryin' to Get the Feeling
B-side "Beautiful Music"
Released March 1976
Format 7" single
Length 3:51
Label Arista
Writer(s) David Pomeranz
Producer(s) Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow singles chronology
"I Write the Songs"
"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
"This One's for You"

"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" is a song written by David Pomeranz that became a top 10 hit for Barry Manilow in 1976. It was first recorded by The Carpenters in 1975, but their version was not released until 1994 on their 25th anniversary CD, Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Barry Manilow version[edit]

Manilow released his version as a single in 1976 from the album Tryin' to Get the Feeling. It charted in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 10. The song also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart.[1] An alternate version, at a slightly longer time length, appears on The Complete Collection and Then Some....

Chart performance[edit]

The Carpenters' version[edit]

"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album Interpretations
Released December 12, 1994
Format CD single
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop
Label A&M
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters singles chronology
"Let Me Be the One"
"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
"The Rainbow Connection"

The Carpenters' version of "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" was recorded during the Horizon sessions in 1975, but it had been shelved as being "one too many ballads". Seven years after production wrapped on the song, Richard was looking for songs to include on Voice of the Heart, the first album released after Karen's untimely death from anorexia in February 1983.

According to Richard Carpenter, the basic uncompleted rhythm tracks were found at that time, but Karen's final production vocal intended for the release of the record had been recorded over and was gone. However, many years later a "work lead" was found hidden away on a master tape that also contained the song "Only Yesterday." (A work lead can easily be identified by such anomalies as Karen flipping a sheet of paper over at about 1:50 into the play time of the song as she sight reads and sings.) Richard felt that the vocal was good enough to finish production of the song and release it, as he did in 1995, almost 20 years after it was recorded.


See also[edit]


  • CD insert – Interpretations
  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 155. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 4128a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 4122." 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 Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Pop Singles" Billboard December 25, 1976: Talent in Action-6
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 

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