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Barry Manilow

Copacabana (At The Copa) (4:01)

"Copacabana" is a 1978 disco song, sung by Barry Manilow and written by Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow, and Bruce Sussman. It is also known as "At the Copa" after the first few words of the refrain. It debuted on Billboard magazine's Top 40 chart on July 7, 1978, and peaked at #8. It peaked at #42 in the UK the same year. A remixed version of the song peaked at #22 in 1993. The record earned for Manilow his first… read more

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Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would meringue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar

Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa) Lyrics


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  • ich mag den manilow nicht besonders, aber diesen titel bringt er klasse rüber !
  • From the Even Now album: Barry Manilow recalls that the music for "Copacabana" came incredibly fast. "I remember putting the lyric on the piano's music stand, punching the "Record" button on my tape deck, and writing the song in less than 15 minutes." Co-writer Bruce Sussman adds, "We THOUGHT we were writing the novelty cut for Barry's Even Now album. "Copacabana" surprised everyone - certainly us, and especially Arista Records, for they were faced with the first of Barry's hits that was forced off an album. This put Barry in the unique position of having 3 hit records in the Top 40 at once. It earned for him his first - and believe it or not, only - Grammy Award, his first gold single for a song he composed, his first international hit record, and the first song to inspire projects in other media (a made for TV film, and a stage musical). So much for novelty cuts!" http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2941
  • Love Mr. Manilow, his music, his passion for all he does, his humor, his melodies, the joy he brings to all who listen. He really does succeed in making a listener feel! I feel calm and relaxed when I listen to his voice, singing, speaking, laughing, giggling. His music has brought me through various stages of my life.
  • ...don't fall in love!
  • I love Barry!! I saw him on 29 Febuary 2012, at the Centurylink center in Omaha and I gotta tell ya, HE WAS AWESOME!!! Great Performer!!!! Also, a great storyteller!!!
  • The Hollies had a long cool woman in a black dress but her name wasn't Lola
  • This came out in 1978. Why is it listed as 80s?
  • I find this so very sad...poor Lola, she lost her Tony............doesn't stop me dancing around joyfully to it though....great stuff!!!
  • Music and Passion were always the Fashion...
  • This song makes me want to learn how to dance! Haha

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