Barry Manilow has scored his first No. 1 album in 29 years with "The Greatest Songs of the 50's" (Arista)--featuring tunes like "Unchained Melody" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"--which sold 156,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His last album to reach the peak position on the Billboard chart was "Live" in 1977. --The New York Times
Oh, please. The next thing you'll try to tell me is that the guy who sang "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" will have three hit albums singing the "American songbook." It'll be a cold day in hell before that happens.