Copacabana — Barry Manilow

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Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” is a fine example of a songwriting style I really like…telling a complete story in just three minutes.

“Copacabana” is a fine example of many other things too…it’s certainly high-kitsch, has a fabulous brass section, lush backing singers, and it’s produced to within an inch of its life.