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My Favorite Song of Barry Manilow

Updated on October 20, 2014

The Singer

Even before my teenage years, I have been a certified Barry Manilow's fan. I love most of his songs and I never get tired of listening to them repeatedly. When Barry Manilow sings, he puts so much feeling into his singing and most of his songs will touch your heart. Whenever I hear his voice, it makes me feel nostalgic and makes me want to listen to more of his songs. One of my favorites among his many songs is entitled Please Don't Be Scared which was released in his 1989 self-titled album.

Please Don't Be Scared

This is Barry Manilow's song that makes me feel stronger and hopeful. It is very encouraging to hear this song. It makes one realize that you are not the only one suffering or experiencing trials and hardships in life.

Why I Love This Song

I love the song's melody, which was soft and slow and the lyrics were very comforting. Barry sings it as if he was talking directly to you. This song reminds us that in this life, there are times when we had to choose between doing the right thing and doing what is needed to be done in order to survive, that there are times when we had to swallow the bitter pill if only to stay alive in this world. That pain and sufferings are part of this life. It also tells us that no matter how big our problems are, we are not alone and there are always those, like our family and friends, who are willing not just to listen to us, but also to help us. It also tells us that it is okay to admit our weaknesses and our fears. That all of us have, in one time or another, feels helpless and confuse, alone and weary. Sometimes it is hard for a person to show his weaknesses to others for fear that other people might take advantage of him.

My favorite part of the song is the chorus, which goes:

-From the song Please Don’t Be Scared by Barry Manilow
-From the song Please Don’t Be Scared by Barry Manilow

Final Words

I like how the song ended up in a positive way. The song is very uplifting, to say the least. I wish I could also be an instrument to help another person. Helping others actually is more like helping ourselves. It gives us a positive feeling. It does not also mean that helping only means giving material things. Sometimes people just need someone who will listen to them, give them words of encouragement, or sometimes just by staying beside them means a lot. I hope I can watch a Barry Manilow live concert in the future, but as of now, I have to be contented watching him on TV or via the internet.

Which of the following is your favorite Barry Manilow's song?

I have given you my favorite song by Barry Manilow. Can you tell me which one is yours among those listed below?

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If you have a favorite Barry Manilow’s song that was not on the list above, feel free to tell me. If not, you can just leave a message for me to know that you’ve seen this page.


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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      I don't have a favorite Barry Manilow's song, but in general i like them all. He kind of musician with specific style and certainly part of the history.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      I don't have a favorite Barry Manilow's song, but in general i like them all. He kind of musician with specific style and certainly part of the history.

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      Char Milbrett 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Welcome to Squidoo! Barry Manilow has made many, many wonderful songs! Thanks for the squidlike on my page.

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @jmchaconne: Thank you, JMChaconne, for the visit and the like.

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: No, i haven't. Will try to search for it. Thanks again, WriterJanis, for the visit.

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      jmchaconne 4 years ago

      I'm a helicopter pilot, and loved to listen to Barry on long boring flights. I like your musical taste!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      He has so many wonderful songs. Have you ever heard his commercial medley?

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @LornsA178: Thanks, Kababayan, for the kind words and the like.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      I love most of Barry M. song because they are mellow. It so relaxing to just listen to him sings. I enjoy this lens my "kababayan" keep up the good work.

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @favored: Yes, you are right. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      He is a gifted writer/musician/singer that has touched lives and crossed generations. It's too hard to pick one song as a favorite.

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      BodyHairRemoval 4 years ago

      I think Mandy is my all-time favorite of his.

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Glad you like my lens. He's really one of the best, isn't he?

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @serendipity831: Thanks for the appreciation. Barry is and will always be my No. 1 favorite.

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      Drake McSherry 4 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I always love when a person is passionate about an artist as you are for Barry. Great lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Barry Manilow is truly one of my all time favorites too! His voice is always soothing and his lyrics, which he mostly wrote himself, always touch my heart. My husband and I recently made a 20 hr. road trip, we purchased a set of Barry Manilow's cd's of his greatest hits. We listened, sang along, relived memories, laughed and shared memories from our teen years. Things neither of us had thought of in decades. We have been married 30 years and those songs made both of recall events in our lives that we had never shared with one another before. Nothing exciting really, just the thoughts, hopes, wishes and dreams of a teen, but it was really nice learning more about my husbands life before we met.

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @aaxiaa lm: Yes, the lyrics is very well written. Thanks for dropping by.

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      aaxiaa lm 4 years ago

      Love the lyrics!

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      @Charito1962: I don't why I forgot to include As Sure As I'm Standing Here when it was the first Barry Manilow's song that became my favorite. Guess I'm getting old :). Thanks for dropping by...

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Not bad for a second lens! I love Barry Manilow! My favorite hits are "The Old Songs", "As Sure As I'm Standing Here", "Could It Be Magic", "One of These Days" and "Cherish/Windy".


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