Monday, June 14, 2010

SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD ~ BARRY MANILOW

"Somewhere Down the Road" is a popular song written by Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow and most famously recorded in 1981 by Barry Manilow. Weil wrote the song's lyrics and Snow wrote the melody. The song was chosen for Barry Manilow by Arista Records' then-president, Clive Davis, and recorded by Manilow on his album If I Should Love Again. Released as the follow-up to the top-20 hit "The Old Songs", "Somewhere Down the Road" did moderately well as a single in early 1982, reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. On February 20, 1982, the record reached #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and stayed there for two weeks. The song was introduced to new audiences when it was prominently featured in an episode of the popular TV show Ally McBeal in 2001. In the episode "Reach Out and Touch" (which guest-starred Manilow as the subject of the title character's hallucinations), the song was performed by Manilow and singer/series regular Vonda Shepard.





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3 comments:

moorebloglife said...

I just Love Barry Manilow, maybe because my name is Amanda (Mandy) I have everything he has ever done, so this was a treat to listen to!
Happy MM!

LadyJava said...

I love love love Barry Manilow.. hehe.. did I say I love love love him.. i do.. lol!!

LadyJava said...

Happy MM BD!

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