Song of the Day: Looking Glass – “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”

Earlier in August we featured Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”, which sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in an eight-week period during 1972. “Brandy”, which was No. 1 this week back in 1972, was the song that knocked “Alone Again” off for one week before it went back to the top of the charts. This song, which was about a musician who has a hard time deciding between a barmaid who was the object of his affection and his life at sea, was atypical of Looking Glass’s sound, which was more rock-oriented, and per Songfacts, there were some unhappy concertgoers who were looking for the pop sound of this song instead. The song recently encountered some newfound popularity as it was included as part of the film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — it’s always good to see a song get introduced to a new generation.

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