domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2012
"Copacabana", also known as "Copacabana (At the Copa)", is a 1978 song which was sung by Barry Manilow and written by Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow, and Bruce Sussman.
The song's title refers to the famous New York night club, the Copacabana. The beginning is set in the late 1940s and tells the story of Lola, a showgirl, and her lover Tony, a bartender at the club who is murdered by Rico, a Mafia boss who took an interest in Lola. Tony was trying to protect Lola from Rico when he called her over to his table, most likely to try to seduce her. The ending is set thirty years later, (most likely in the 1970s, when the song was made), where the club has been transformed into a disco. Lola has grown old and is alone, pining for her lost love Tony.
It debuted on Billboard magazine's Top 40 chart on July 7, 1978, and peaked at #8. It peaked at #42 in the United Kingdom the same year. The track was Manilow's first gold single for a song he recorded and released. Additionally, the lyrics to "Copacabana" earned Manilow his first and only Grammy Award for Pop Male Vocalist in February 1979.