Weekend in New England

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"Weekend in New England"
Single by Barry Manilow
from the album This One's for You
B-side "Say the Words"
Released 1976
Format 7" single
Length 3:43
Label Arista
Writer(s) Randy Edelman
Producer(s) Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow singles chronology
"This One's for You"
"Weekend in New England"
"Looks Like We Made It"

"Weekend in New England" is a song written by Randy Edelman, and released by Barry Manilow on his 1976 album This One's For You. The song was released as a single in 1976, reaching number one on the U.S. Adult Contemporary (Easy Listening) chart and number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It is a classic example of Manilow's popular style of big ballad, including a romantic theme, swelling orchestration and a dramatic finish.[citation needed] The only reference to the title is the line, "Time in New England took me away...", and the word "weekend" is never mentioned at all. It was followed by the single, "Looks Like We Made It".

The Reba McEntire song, "Whoever's in New England," is seen by many[by whom?] as an answer song to "Weekend In New England", as sung by the wife of a philandering husband who has an ongoing affair with someone in New England.

This song was recorded by John Barrowman for his 2007 album Another Side, while Manilow's version was heard in the 2009 comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

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