Barry Manilow tops the charts in 1977 with ‘Looks Like We Made It’

On July 23rd, 1977, Barry Manilow hit number 1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Looks Like We Made It.’ This tune would be Barry’s third U.S. number 1 in his career.

Barry sings the hit song’s emotional lyrics, ‘Looks like we made it. Left each other on the way to another love. Looks like we made it, or I thought so till today. Until you were there, everywhere, and all I could taste was love the way we made it.’

The emotional power ballad was featured on his 1976 album ‘This One’s for You.’ The record became his 3rd of five gold records. His successful songs received plenty of radio airplay in the ‘70s.

Richard Kerr, the song’s lyricist, commented that many people mistake the lyrics for optimism. The couple mentioned in the song ‘make it,’ but they aren’t together in the end.

Barry Manilow has enjoyed a career that spanned seven decades. His other famous hits include ‘Could It Be Magic,’ ‘Mandy,’ and ‘I Write the Songs.’ He also scored big hits with ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ and ‘Copacabana.’

He has scored 51 Top 40 singles, including 13 number ones on the Adult Contemporary Chart. Barry has 13 platinum albums and 6 multi-platinum albums. Frank Sinatra even praised him in 1970, saying, ‘He’s next!’

Barry has even written jingles for Pepsi commercials and McDonald’s and Band-Aid. He has produced albums for Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, and Dionne Warwick. As an artist, Barry has sold more than 85 million records worldwide.

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