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Brandy: SCOTT ENGLISH

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Australian singles charts:
Brandy by Scott English entered the Kent charts on 24 January 1972 and peaked at #13. The song was #73 on the Top 100 of 1972.

BONUS CLIP BELOW – Barry Manilow’s cover called Mandy

Wikipedia:
Brandy, later called Mandy, was originally recorded by Scott English, who wrote the song with Richard Kerr.
The suggestion that English wrote the song about a favorite dog is apparently an urban legend. He later said that a reporter called him early one morning asking who “Brandy” was, and an irritated English made up the dog story to get the reporter off his back.
The song was inspired by his life, he said, the face in the window being his father.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandy_(Scott_English_song)

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BONUS CLIP – Barry Manilow’s Mandy

Australian singles charts:
Mandy entered the Kent Music Report on 17 February 1975 and peaked at #4. The song was #34 on the Top 100 of 1972.
Album:
The song is on Barry Manilow II which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 21 April 1975 and peaked at #66.

Wikipedia:
The Barry Manilow cover changed the title from Brandy to Mandy to avoid confusion with Looking Glass’s Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl).
Scott English said he hated the Manilow version because he took out part of a verse and made it a bridge, but he later loved it because it bought him houses.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandy_(Scott_English_song)

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