Chart Position: 1

  • #12 bestseller for 1972
  • Written by Elliot Lurie
  • Lead vocals: Elliot Lurie
  • This was originally the ‘b’ side of ‘Don’t It Make You Feel Good’
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Produced by Looking Glass and Bob Liftin
  • Looking Glass members are all alumni of Rutgers University in New Jersey
  • Scott English’s song ‘Mandy’ (1972), a #1 song for Barry Manilow in 1974, was originally called ‘Brandy’ but Manilow changed it to avoid confusion with this song
  • This is Looking Glass’ only #1 hit
  • Later recorded by Sun City Girls (1986), Reivers (1991), Red Hot Chili Peppers (2004) and Look Mexico (2008)

 

Brandy

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