Barry Manilow will chase them away!

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Did you guys hear about how folks in Sydney, Australia are going to keep hooligans away from a parking lot where they are scaring off restaurant goers? They are going to play Barry Manilow tunes over a loud speaker. I guess if you are too cool to listen to Barry you will not be seen in that parking lot.

Read the article here

I think there are lots of less cool singers than Barry Manilow. Here are thirteen singers that Barry is cooler than:

1) Michael Bolton
2) Debbie Boone
3) Donnie Osmond
4) Bobby Sherman
5) Weird Al Yankevic
6) Mandy Moore
7) Olivia Newton John
8) Hall and Oates
9) The Jackson Five
10) The Partridge Family
11) Neil Diamond
12) Milli Vanilli
13) David Hasselhof

I bet you own one or two to add to this list.
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Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Hey, I love Neil Diamond! (not kidding) :) Barry Manilow would run me away, though, including everyone else on your list.

(Andrew - I wasn't sure about adding Neil to the list)

6/7/06, 11:02 PM  
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Blogger Peri said...

I did hear about that story,
I love Barry Manilow!! :)
and I like Neil Diamond, too.

(Peri - Seems like Neil is giving Barry a run for his money!)

6/7/06, 11:10 PM  
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Blogger YellowRose said...

I think they should play David Hasselhof....yep, that should do it!

Happy Thursday, my TT is up!

(YellowRose - That would definitely do it for me!)

6/7/06, 11:28 PM  
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Blogger Mom Nancy said...

My husand and I laughed when we heard that.

How about Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, PAT Boone, Lionel Ritchie?

BTW, I know all the words to all the song the Partridge Family recorded!

(Those should be added to the list. Barry is definitely cooler than them! I loved watching the Partridge Family)

6/8/06, 12:29 AM  
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Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm familiar with only the following: Debbine Boone, Donnie Osmond, Mandy Moore, Olivia Newton John, The Jackson Five. Barry Manilows voice is cool.
My T13 is up too.

(Friday - I love Barry, I think he is very cool)

6/8/06, 1:17 AM  
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Blogger Geggie said...

I love this idea! Such a cute TT. Don't forget Wang Chung. They're not so cool either!

(Oooh - How could I have forgotten them? Good catch Geggie)

6/8/06, 2:31 AM  
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Blogger mar said...

I haven't read about this but if it works, it's fine. But I think Davis Hasselhof would be more effective! happy TT, mine is posted.

(mar - David Hasselhof might drive off even the restaurant goers!)

6/8/06, 2:58 AM  
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Anonymous Melanie Morales said...

Wow - I hadn't thought of Debbie boone on a long time!

My TT is up!

(See - who says this blog is a waste of time)

6/8/06, 3:25 AM  
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Anonymous FatedHearts said...

I absolutely a big fan of Barry manilow...oh michael bolton is also has a unique voice, mandy is also great.

Happy Thursday. Mine is up.

(Fated Hearts - I never said the folks on the list weren't cool, just that Barry is cooler than them. Michael Bolton is real, er, cool.)

6/8/06, 5:51 AM  
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Blogger Carol said...


I think your list is pretty complete with the exception of Wayne Newton....LOL.

My TT is up.


(Carol - Wayne is less cool than Barry - No boubt a dout it)

6/8/06, 6:06 AM  
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Blogger Wystful1 said...

Great list...I agree with Carol above....no!!--No Wayne Newton!

Come by and pick up any or all of my T 13 banners-headers!!

(Those are great banners Wystful!)

6/8/06, 6:09 AM  
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Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Whoa, girl, you really had to reach back in your memory for some of these!

(Daisy - I sure did, it was fun remembering all these artists)

6/8/06, 7:10 AM  
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Blogger chichimama said...

David Hasselhof sang? Oh my. I must have missed that stellar singing career...I agree, he has to be a better choice than Barry!

6/8/06, 7:20 AM  
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Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Great list! All of these I would find very annoying and have to leave. Especially if played loud and over and over again!LOL

MY T13 is up!

6/8/06, 7:35 AM  
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Blogger kdubs said...

LOL... funny list.

6/8/06, 7:39 AM  
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Blogger Natsthename said...

NO WAY is he cooler than Neil Diamond. Man, Neil is DA MAN! (Why else would Jack Black emulate him in a movie?)

I'd add that Manilow is cooler than Daniel Powter or any American Idol winner!

My thirteen is here:http://natsthename.blogspot.com/2006/06/thursday-thirteen.html

Your 13 was fun!

6/8/06, 7:45 AM  
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Blogger Chi said...

Yes...I love Michael Bolton & Olivia Newton John...but all the artists on your list are good. *s*

6/8/06, 8:16 AM  
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Blogger Uisce said...

Is there one of those I don't *love*?? OK, maybe #12.

6/8/06, 8:30 AM  
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Blogger Carmen said...

I think you could probably add Celene Dion!

6/8/06, 8:31 AM  
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Blogger Suldog said...

William Shatner.
Marvin Hamlisch.
MARIE Osmond.

6/8/06, 9:06 AM  
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Blogger K T Cat said...

The Partridge Family isn't cool? Come on, get happy!

My TT are up.

6/8/06, 9:33 AM  
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Blogger Veronika said...

Either Barry Manilow will chase them away, or get a few new fans! I kind of like Barry Manilow -oops, did I say that out loud?

6/8/06, 9:38 AM  
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Blogger K T Cat said...

Auuugghhh! Now I can't get The Partridge Family theme song out of my head!

Curse you!


6/8/06, 9:50 AM  
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Blogger Susan said...

That is quite a list...but I like Barry Manilow. I'd have to think about WHO to put over the loud speaker!!

My TT is up here.

6/8/06, 9:52 AM  
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Blogger Marie said...

I'll give you Donnie Osmond, but Olivia Newton John?? Of Grease fame? Oh, I think she's at least as cool as Barry!

6/8/06, 10:00 AM  
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Blogger Marie said...

ps -- I'm with Nat on Neil Diamond too... women STILL throw their underwear at Neil. Bet Barry can't claim the same!!

6/8/06, 10:01 AM  
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Blogger Gail Martin said...

I feel really old. I remember when most of those were heart throbs. Oh, well! Getting old happens to the best of us. My TT are up.

6/8/06, 11:17 AM  
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Blogger npanth said...

I think Shatner's been taking lessons... he sang Lucy in the sky with diamonds the other night. I was like a deer in headlights for the whole thing :)

6/8/06, 11:25 AM  
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Blogger Fleur De Lisa said...

Oh no! I have always loved Olivia Newton-John! Your TT list made me laugh and think of a few singers that hadn't crossed my mind in a very long time- thanks!

6/8/06, 11:33 AM  
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Blogger Mary said...

Okay - blogger is absolutely wearing me out today. Sorry to vent but you are about the 10th person I've tried to comment on only to have to re-enter it about 3 times! ARGH!

Great list and I agree with most of them on there!

My list is up if blogger will let you on! ;o)

6/8/06, 1:29 PM  
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Blogger PixiePincessMom said...

Hasselhof is BIG in Germany, or so I hear as Dirk Nowitzki's favorite singer ever. So every time they talk about the Dallas Mav's & Dirk; they play "I'm looking for a hero"......... I'm almost to the point of wanting to rip my ears off my head. I'm getting so sick of that song. Great list!

6/8/06, 1:57 PM  
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Blogger PixiePincessMom said...

Hasselhof is BIG in Germany, or so I hear as Dirk Nowitzki's favorite singer ever. So every time they talk about the Dallas Mav's & Dirk; they play "I'm looking for a hero"......... I'm almost to the point of wanting to rip my ears off my head. I'm getting so sick of that song. Great list!

6/8/06, 1:57 PM  
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Blogger Carol said...

Partridge Family.
Get real, Barb! (I'm joking but I do like listening those old albums, y'know)

6/9/06, 2:36 AM  
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Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yuck, Mike Bolton!!! I can't stand his music!

6/9/06, 10:03 AM  
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Blogger Imran said...

Olivia Newton John is my darling. I would have pursued her if we were in the same continent.

Hall and Oates are one of my idols from Solid Gold. Sara is still my favourite song.

I have both artistes' CDs and greatest hits. I still play them.

They are way cool to me!

6/9/06, 9:51 PM  
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