Friday, June 25, 2010

WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND ~ BARRY MANILOW


"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 the #1 spot on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is a classic example of Manilow's popular style of big ballad, including a romantic theme, swelling orchestration and a dramatic finish. Manilow's version is quite unique for 1970s radio singles as the exact title is never mentioned in the song. 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.

The Reba McEntire song, "Whoever's in New England," is seen by many 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 also recorded by John Barrowman on his 2007 album Another Side.


2 comments:

suituapui said...

This is my favourite Barry Manilow's song. Love the line: "...when will I see you....again?"

Mel Alarilla said...

That is one of my all time favorite songs. I always associate that with my wife. Thanks for featuring that song. God bless you always.

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