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Barry Manilow #1 In Billboard. What Is This World Coming Too?

OK, admit it. It's a long weekend and yet you still are a bit...depressed.  Manilow

If you're like me (and if you're reading this you probably are) your funk is in no small part because  your wondering what in hell is going on with the record business when an aging Barry "I Write The (Bad) Songs" Manilow can have the #1 CD in Billboard magazine with a bunch of mediocre songs from the 1950's. 

Well fortunately we are not alone in our puzzlement. Check out Jody Rosen's "When Cheeseballs Sing Standards" on Slate.com.