Ready To Take A Chance Again

Album: Foul Play soundtrack (1978)
Charted: 11
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Songfacts®:

  • Barry Manilow agreed to sing the romantic theme song to the comedy thriller Foul Play, which starred Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn. The film was a huge hit, and so was the song, in which a man who has been a recluse for part of his life is ready to take a chance at love again. Manilow's "Copacabana (At The Copa)" was also used in the movie. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Edward Norton sings this in the 2000 movie Keeping The Faith, where he plays a priest alongside Ben Stiller, who plays a rabbi.

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 10th 1978, "Ready to Take A Chance Again" by Barry Manilow entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #70; and on November 12th, 1978 it peaked at #11 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1974 and 1988 he had twenty-eight Top 100 records; eleven made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Mandy" for 1 week in 1975, "I Write the Songs" for 1 week in 1976, and "Looks Like We Made It" for 1 week in 1977...
    Mr. Manilow, born Barry Alan Pincus, celebrated his 71st birthday three months ago on June 17th {2014}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis song was nominated for Best Song at the 1978 Academy Awards {Lost to "Last Dance" from the movie "Thank God It's Friday"}!!!
  • Camille from Toronto, OhWhat can you say about Barry Manilow's voice on a song like this? Smooth like buttah! The lyrics say it all and the emotion is one many could probably relate to at some point in their lives.
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