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Song Parodies -> "Copacabana"

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Barry Manilow

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Can someone tell me who performed this parody of Copacabana? I heard these lyrics on the radio around 1984 and would love to find the original recording (with the female chorus singing out the word "banaaa-ana" :) ). Just now I found the complete lyrics on another site, but without any attribution.
My name is Barry,
Sing like a fairy,
I sing bad songs about romance
While I'm wearing spandex pants,
I'm kinda shrimpy,
My songs are wimpy,
I had a series of big hits
But that was back in '76,
Now no one wants to hear,
They only laugh and sneer,
They won't admit that they own my albums
'Cause my songs are queer

Got a nose shaped, like a banana,
My two fans both live in Montana,
Got a nose shaped, like a banana,
Up my nose you could fit half of the city of Atlanta,
I write the songs

I've got a honker
The size of Yonkers,
When I get a stuffed-up nose
I need Dristan in a hose,
But now I'm on the case,
My life is back in place,
And so I'm singing again and sticking
My schnozz in your face


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Kat - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Have no idea on original parodist, but very funny!
Chuck A. Spear - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
I would love to hear that parody!
Michael Pacholek - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
I heard DJ Max Kinkel tell this story on WCBS-FM in New York. It was 1975, and he was covering Barry's show in Detroit for the NBC affiliate. And during the interview, a part of the stage was roped off because Barry didn't want the stage crew near him while he rehearsed. And he kept demanding ice. It was an outdoor amphitheater, and it was summer, and it was Detroit. What do you think happened? When the interview was over, Barry went to get his ice, and it was all melted, 'cause the stage crew couldn't get it to him because of the rope. "And I reported it that way on the air," Max said. "I was, like, 'Lighten up, Barry!'"
Chuck A. Spear - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Great story, Michael P.! I never cared for Kinkel....but this story earns him some points! (Although he's no Bob Shannon!) RIP WCBS-FM
Mr critic - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
I said that "Unknown" was not an acceptable name for teh parody author...what could be so inappropraite about that???!?!?
Lucid - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
I originally heard this song on B100's (which turned into Star 100.7 & now Jack 100.7) B-Morning Zoo with the Rich Brothers in the 80's. I was in the habit of recording material off their "Funny Song Fridays" & managed to snag this one. It's currently sitting on my hard drive with a bunch of other bits & songs they did. Some of my favs were the Leave It To Beaver & Andy Griffith show parodies they did with a mock Clint Eastwood as Beaver & Opie.
Maestro - January 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Was it the Rich Brothers that made those Eastwood parodies? Cause I have 7 of them on tape, the Star Trek one where Clint is Spock is priceless...Ive been trying to find those Eastwood parodies
PM - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I heard this on the Neil Rogers show back in the 80's... and have a recording of it somewhere on cassette.
Keith - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone has a copy of this, PLEASE send it to me! I'd love to air it on our radio station! Email is wqjj(at)monsterfm(dot)com and you will know how to change that to make it work. Thanks in advance.
gator - March 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Was on a comedy service from Premier Radio Networks
Dave. - July 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I heard this on WRKI out of Danbury Ct. I thought it was something the local DJ did.
bill - October 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Bob - August 03, 2017 - Report this comment
I heard this back in the '90's on a radio station in Detroit. Dang thing gets stuck in my head.
David - September 02, 2018 - Report this comment
I assumed it was Bob Rivers as he was the king of the "twisted tune" on FM radio. I think he started out as a member of the ACN (American Comedy Network) before doing his own thing.

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