I’ve been so pleased with the response to this feature which, for many of you, is triggering lots of long lost memories that come back when a certain tune or song is played. This week, we’re leaving the 1950s behind and stopping off in 1978, to visit a place that brings back great memories for me.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s welcome somebody who is no stranger when it comes to walking onto a stage in front of a packed house. Take it away, Barry.
The name Copacabana brings back lots of memories to me because it was the name of a London nightclub I worked in from 1986 until 1989. I only worked there for three years, but those three years were packed with fun, dancing and serving drinks to some well-known pop stars and celebrities. You can read some of my memories of working at the Copacabana night club, by clicking here.
And it seems that I’m not the only one who Copacabana brings back good memories for. Mr Manilow also visited a nightclub called Copacabana, but sadly not the one in London. No, the Copacabana he frequented, back in the 1960s, was in New York City. Maybe I should try tinkering with the music time machine and see if we can pay the place a visit sometime? What do you think?
When it came to music charting positions, Copacabana made it to number four in Belguim, number six in The Netherlands, number seven in Canada, and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.A. In the UK, the song peaked at number 22! (what were we thinking of people!).
The song has featured in over a dozen movies, but the one I remember most of all is from Madagascar 2. Here’s the clip from the film. The song starts 45 seconds into the clip.
Don’t you just love those penguins?
Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Ruth, Barbara, and Colline who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song. I’d also like to thank Willow, Ritu, Sue and Erika who all recently tagged me in a musical challenge currently doing the rounds. As I am already running this feature for the whole year, I declined their invitations to join in the challenge but said I’d tag them to this week’s feature. Thank you, ladies.
Want to join Hugh in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.
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