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Copacabana Lyrics

Artist: Barry Manilow

Copacabana (At the Copa)

-Artist: Barry Manilow as sung on "Greatest Hits" -Arista A2L 8601
-peak Billboard position # 8 in 1978
-Words and Music by Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, and J. Feldman

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar
Across a crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....they fell in love

(Copa Copacabana)

His name was Rico, he wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancin' there
And when she finished, he called her over
But Rico went a bit too far, Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....she lost her love

(Copa. . Copacabana)
(Copa Copacabana) (Copacabana, ahh ahh ahh ahh)
(Ahh ahh ahh ahh Copa Copacabana)
(Talking Havana have a banana)
(Music and passion...always the fash--shun)

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind!

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....don't fall in love

(Copa) don't fall in love

etc. to end

Transcribed by Robin Hood

These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
and do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
music, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.


by mari on 5/9/2008 4:45pm
I love that song
by Ashley on 5/11/2008 12:13pm
That song is the best song I have every heard! The sad part is when Tony dies and Lola loses her love. Thanks for the best song ever.
by erika on 5/11/2008 12:14pm
by The Robman on 5/17/2008 3:06pm
Did this song for Karaoke last night. It killed!!!
by jill on 5/17/2008 8:01pm
by Mike on 5/21/2008 2:32pm
Really one of the greatest songs ever and perfect for Karaoke !
by yo on 5/21/2008 9:07pm
i love this song me and a few friends from school we're singing it on the bus (: everyone got annoyed but we had fun
by someone on 5/24/2008 7:56pm
great song
by Anonymous Drama Queen on 5/29/2008 11:18pm
OMG in my drama class we did a version of that that was so funny!
by ace on 5/30/2008 7:25pm
extremely wierd song, something about it is very touching though, i love it
by Hello on 6/2/2008 1:56pm
Well, I'm a fanilow of the Manilow, and I absolutely love this song.
by DIRECTORS on 6/4/2008 7:52am
OH MY GOD! weeee loveeee this songgg & we made a video for it thats TOTALLY cool!!!!

by ashley sargeant on 6/5/2008 6:27pm
i love that song so much, i even made dance moves to it. which i will never do in public.
by mom of an 8 yr old on 6/6/2008 11:41am
this is my daughters fav song now...
by Edgar on 6/7/2008 9:14pm
Y esto que nunca han estado en Cuba...
by Joanne on 6/8/2008 1:12pm
I love this song and my sister and I are making a video to it and we will be going to the mall and just doing random dances outside of stores and not even to the beat and we are putting it in te video!
by pooface on 6/9/2008 12:48pm
i love his mwe usic
by 10 year old on 6/9/2008 1:13pm
I adore this song. This and Her Name Is Rio are 2 of my songs!
by Jonathan on 6/9/2008 1:53pm
This song is awesome!!!!
by tryanssoiaojodjs on 6/9/2008 9:22pm
omg i love this song =)
by Bryant on 6/9/2008 10:19pm
I like to fart.
by Samantha on 6/16/2008 6:10pm
My dogs name is Lola:-)
by Anna on 6/18/2008 4:33pm
this song kinda sucks...
by holiday chic on 6/20/2008 5:40am
this song really duz get ya gowin i sang it on the kareoke in lanzarote lol

by dafi on 6/25/2008 9:09am
oh this is the first time i read the words

i just found out its a sad song :(
by garraofthefunk on 6/26/2008 7:23pm
i love his song
by LOUISE on 6/28/2008 7:48pm
Always were and still are:
with Love.
by carlos on 6/29/2008 6:01pm
no really, this song suck massive cartmanesque rotundus and if i had a dog it's middle name would be lola
by meaidil on 7/1/2008 4:22am
I still want 2 fall in love.. :)
by fredshu on 7/1/2008 9:22am
The song is fine, too bad Barry Manilow thought that Copacabana was in Havana, it is actually in RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL!!!
by fashion pro on 7/5/2008 11:22pm
i thought the lyrics were different!
by meepmeep on 7/6/2008 8:44pm
actually fredshu the song was written about a night club in new york city
by Rahul on 7/7/2008 10:42am
i luv this song
by HECTOR LAGUNAS on 7/9/2008 3:28pm
by bla bla bla on 7/14/2008 6:02pm
The words are "many yeas ago" not "30 yeas ago"
by Fanilow on 7/15/2008 1:39pm
So true Barry, don't fall in love
by Who shot who? on 7/15/2008 1:42pm
"Etc. to end" just says it all.
by Paulo Cezar de Freitas Mathias on 7/19/2008 1:16pm
The melody and rhythm is something very happy; however, the lyrics is so sad, tragic; a Latin history with passion dance and death.
by Marianne in NJ on 7/22/2008 6:01pm
We had a patient at work named Lola . My friend & I have been singing this song ever since!!!!
by Z0E on 8/1/2008 5:05am
it's tells of a love story and a tragic ending so heart breaking. All in one song!
by Jakky on 8/8/2008 10:57am
by Mr. Butt Burn on 8/8/2008 11:28am
by Jennifer on 8/8/2008 8:12pm
For some reason I was singing this one night while giving my 2 year old son a bath, now he thinks it's a lullaby.
by Angel Ochoa Palomino on 8/11/2008 12:33pm
sad ending, but before learning english , i loved the record, now i probably won't sing it again
Angel 1984/04/18 , lima Peru
by sumi on 8/19/2008 10:27am
that song was cool my mom likes it she even i gess sing and dance.
but i like it
by Jewels on 8/25/2008 6:53am
by Lima on 8/29/2008 12:20am
Always love this song... back in the 80's. Love all the song from Barry Manilow.
by Tania on 9/7/2008 4:51am
love this song from the old years
by chanel on 9/8/2008 9:01pm
i love it
by eemir on 9/9/2008 3:30am
great song!!!!
by StarWalker of Barbados on 9/11/2008 3:14pm
I just tear this song up at all the karaoke bars. Good song but sad.
by ashley on 9/23/2008 4:58pm
I love that song it is so good you guys should the acual song insted of just the lyrics
by maggie on 9/24/2008 8:35pm
this is the best yet saddest song i have heard ever!!!
by mjp on 9/30/2008 1:27pm
for "fredshu". Copacabana, famous NY City night club! And there were probably more around the world. It's a song (and a great one), not a history lesson.
by emily on 9/30/2008 2:19pm
haha i named my chickesn (yes, i have a pet chicken) "lolabird" after that song!!!!
by Amber on 10/1/2008 11:04pm
I LOVE this song SOOO much! It's great for karaoke parties ;)
by Emily <3 on 10/8/2008 2:44pm
Actually in response to fredhu's comment, he says it's north of Havana. Love this song! <333
by KL on 10/13/2008 4:23pm
Here's a metalhead for Manilow. This is one of his best tunes this side of "Mandy". A lot of folks make fun of Manilow, but not a lot of them realize that one of his biggest hits was rather violent.

Hail Barry!
by Aumiya Nasir on 10/21/2008 8:40pm
This song is refreshing. I love it!
by Tifa Hegazy on 10/22/2008 1:57pm
I danced with my love a lot on that lovely song!
by eastcoastjac on 10/24/2008 3:03am
When I was six I told my mom I wanted to be a dancer. She sent me to ballet lessons and I nearly cried, cos what I meant was "showgirl" but I didn't know what the right word was. That was in '75, and it was only after I heard this song that I figured out where I went wrong!!!
I still can't dance!
by TERRI on 10/25/2008 9:11am
by nick on 10/27/2008 7:37am
by taylor on 10/28/2008 4:39am
em its ok [the song]
by HEHE on 10/28/2008 4:40am
by lj on 10/31/2008 4:02am
Copa is the Family Wedding
sing-a-long song!!!
by LJ on 10/31/2008 4:06am
So, Terri. It was an original Barry Manilow creation. In an interview some years ago, he said that the song had taken on a life of its own. He even made a lousy movie based on the song. It's an infectious tune ang great for the
Conga line!!
by Reem - Kingdom Of Bahrain on 10/31/2008 7:26pm
i love this song
by Victoria on 11/4/2008 8:57pm
Its 30 years ago not many years ago whoever said that.
by KalaKat on 11/9/2008 6:25pm
I love all the "insane" songs. Copa, Angie Baby, She's not there, A little unwell, She's come undone ...
by jenny on 11/10/2008 10:16am
by Emily on 11/11/2008 12:28pm
We are doing this as a peformance at our school and I am one of the dancers and singers at the Copcabana
by H-e-v on 11/15/2008 4:02pm
This song rocks!! One of my best mates played Lola in the musical last year - she was awesome!!
by sophie on 11/22/2008 3:07pm
it`s the best song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Kerri on 11/26/2008 1:15pm
I just wanted to give a shout out to my best buds Jess and Dani... We sang and danced to this song for a free poster at a concert about 5 years ago... I hope one day they will see this and smile :) This song is a part of many great memories I will never forget it :)
by mercedes on 11/26/2008 6:28pm
I always thought it was a fun song, guess I never really listened in after the chorus, it is so SAD :(
by on 11/30/2008 8:30pm
It?s the best song i've hear ever before!! love Paula
by on 11/30/2008 8:30pm
It's the best song i've hear ever before!! love Paula
by begg on 12/4/2008 9:59am
love it love it love it!!
by lola on 12/7/2008 10:53am
i luv it i dance and am doin it 4 a solo
by jw on 12/7/2008 2:25pm
try this on singstar it's hard :p
by Kathy on 12/10/2008 5:46pm
I read all the lyrics and now I think it is sad. I just adopted a B&G Macaw and her name is Lola and I wanted to sing it to her...but it is in the end a sad tale.
by makelovin on 12/12/2008 5:56pm
piece of heaven
by laura on 12/14/2008 7:09pm
i dont get it. who shots who
by maureen Oputa on 12/16/2008 9:50am
I heard this song for the very 1st time on one of the episodes of "FRIENDS"(the one with Barry & Mindy's wedding)and I automatically fell inlove with the song and I live in Nigeria for Christ's Sake! Thank you Mr. Mannilow.
by El Tel on 12/18/2008 4:33pm
Fredshu - IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK! what do you know about geography anyway? Just because the Brazilian Copacabana is the only one your dismal mind has ever heard of does not mean than Manilow is factually incorrect. So put that in your pipe and have a big old puff!
by Jack_L on 12/20/2008 6:27pm
Well, Miss Kylie Minogue recently performed a very classy version of this song for her X-Tour, and I have to admit that Copacabana was one of the best parts of the concert. Greetings from Lima-Peru!
by mackenzie on 12/27/2008 9:46am
it is my cousin's name
i liked seeing it on the Muppets
by Mori on 1/4/2009 1:19pm
I love this song!!! People think im weird because im still only 16 but i dont care, who knows when hes going to be in london!?
by changnoi on 1/5/2009 3:24pm
it was 1978 i was on my first flight from berlin/germany to nyc copacabana was on the bord programm - will never forget.
by her name was katie on 1/7/2009 9:25am
i luv this song i sing it every day lol for about 5 month now so catchy woop woop
by Niel Young on 1/9/2009 6:43pm
I heard this song in an airport and I couldn't get it out of my head so I thought I'd check out the lyrics. Jeez -- what a mess! And I still can't get it out of my head!
by Jake on 1/9/2009 9:35pm
there is a musician who performs near me who goes by the name of "Rico Wore A Diamond". i think he took it from the second verse.
by Ivan and Cherise on 1/14/2009 5:21am
by Unanimous on 1/17/2009 3:29pm
What kind of comments are these?!?
by Ansters on 1/17/2009 4:40pm
my whole class is suddenly obsessed w/ that song I <3 The Copacabana
by Lora on 1/17/2009 7:03pm
The song got stuck in my head and I couldn't stop singing it in Drama, then everyone got super ticked at me. lol but I didn't care.
by Jorge on 1/27/2009 1:38pm
Simply the best!!!
by mirah on 1/27/2009 4:32pm
the best one
by Albert Landa on 2/1/2009 3:05pm
this song is fantastic!!
by Tara Cahsmore on 2/6/2009 12:55pm
fave part have a i ahd to checkto make sure i wasnt hearing thingds lol
by Calle on 2/11/2009 6:13pm
was never interested until Kylie Minogue sang it at her concert :D I love it now!
by nadhira a. on 2/20/2009 6:14am
i really really love this song
by britney spears on 2/21/2009 7:09am
this song is th best in the woe of copacabana act my cuzin lizzy is acting in it at stagecoach in the u.k i jut foundout that she is my czin know one knows yet but ppl that read this
by Gramglo on 2/21/2009 4:11pm
Our two Boston Terriers are named Lola and Rico. Love them too!!
by ShillingsMaster2593 on 2/22/2009 5:10pm
I like this song but my mom always get's the lyrics wrong lol
by - on 2/23/2009 5:11am
no negative comments?
by salo on 2/23/2009 5:21am
copacabana and frank sinatra's new york new york are the best songs ever
by Jimmy Heartbeat on 2/26/2009 7:52am
That song saved my life, it makes me cry everytime I hear it. The love of Lola and Tony will echo in my heart for evermore.
by random peep on 2/26/2009 10:10am
I LOVE this song v. gd xxxxx spesh the beginin!lol x
by lola on 3/1/2009 7:23am
Means alot to me cos my name really is Lola and I have just met a bloke called Tony.... just hope it has a more happy ending!
by Demi on 3/6/2009 1:10pm
that song works better with my name
by Demi on 3/6/2009 1:11pm
that song works better with my name...
by Tabitha on 3/8/2009 3:05pm
that song works better with my name...
by Mary D on 3/9/2009 10:23pm
My granddaughter and I just love this song. We have named one of her "my little ponies" LOLA!
by Amanda on 3/10/2009 5:26am
I have to disagree with Demi and Tabitha and say that Lola is the perfect choice for the song.
Cudos to Barry for writing and performing it. Mandy wasn't so bad either
by amy ..... on 3/12/2009 2:01pm
love thiss song soo much coz it reminds mee ov vagas lol good times.....
by Oubabaricho on 3/22/2009 3:51pm
that song works better with my name...
by tallulah on 3/25/2009 8:41am
o.m.g best song eeeevvvveeeerrrr. i cry every time. i wish barry manilow would marry me!!!
by Sara on 3/26/2009 9:06am
Actually i didnt even know that song, the movie friends if u watch it, rachel was singing that song on a wedding..thats how i know it now! =)
by Anonymous on 3/29/2009 11:08am
Have a banana!
by derek on 4/3/2009 1:38am
I booked my ticket 2 months back to Rio and I can't get the song out of my head!
by Albert on 4/7/2009 2:01pm
I was born after this song... but jeezzz this song rocks!!
by hot lesbian on 4/7/2009 3:36pm
i love this song i just can't get it out of my head
by charles on 4/18/2009 10:49pm
gangsta disco
by berry mallow
by Sir Farhan on 4/30/2009 10:53pm
waahahahahahahaha...banana...have a a monkey....uh uh ak ak...wakakakaka
by Bram Clabby on 5/4/2009 2:57pm
Absolutely classy. I heard it at a theater production at my school, sung with a bit more baritone; I fell in loooove, in short. It's interesting to see what other singers do to the song when they sing it.
I reiterate: absolutely classy.
by by Soraya on 5/9/2009 1:06am
It´s the song is excellent!! I love it.
by Barry M on 5/13/2009 7:45am
Your comments mean nothing to me ... I made a stack from it, so who cares!
by Zoe on 5/13/2009 9:13am
I love this song, me & friends always sing it on kareoke! Its fabulous!
by Kiri on 5/13/2009 2:35pm
Darn that rico. This song always gives me the goose bumps. It brings back memories.
by patricia on 5/15/2009 8:01pm
i love this song its one of my favorites
by Justinn on 5/17/2009 7:16am
i have to admit, this song is the shitt(:
by Simon Peter McPoland on 5/21/2009 8:43am
I absolutely love this song. It is the best song ever made.
by yuseel on 5/24/2009 3:58pm
escuché la canción y me gustó....valiendome madre lo que dice
by Diva on 6/2/2009 6:55pm
My name is Diva I am a show girl with yellow feathers in my hair and a dress cut down to there.
by Big Al on 6/12/2009 1:24am
Funky ass song but mad dope yo!
by donononononononono on 6/13/2009 5:33pm
This song is crazy... i will be singing it all day!
by name on 6/19/2009 4:50am
just don't get it whay everyone is so crazy about this stupid song.
by masniza malaysia on 7/2/2009 3:07am
i love this song beat and tragical lyric
by Jonathan Ridsdale on 7/22/2009 6:47am
by dodi on 7/28/2009 9:06am
i love this song even though it's simple
by Sarah on 7/31/2009 12:01pm
Love this song!Even though i'm only 12!
by Nunu Haryanto Brotosoewirjo on 8/4/2009 3:51am
it's just a simple song but amazing..
by Joshua Needle on 8/5/2009 7:22pm
by Maureen Oputa on 8/15/2009 11:20pm
I first heard this song when I watched the second season of FRIENDS (the one with Barry & Mindy's wedding), I heard it once and I fell totally in love with the song.

Thanks Barry.

from Nigeria with love
by belle on 8/20/2009 6:49am
i love this song!!!
by in response to fredshu on 8/24/2009 6:17am
Actually, the song is about the Copacabana club(also known as Copa), which is in the USA(NY);this is why B.M. says in the song that it is "the hottest spot NORTH of Havana"
by Patria on 9/15/2009 9:59am
After watching Barry Manilow's songs of the 70's on Public Television, I had to listen to read the lyrics. Great song.
by The bludgers on 9/18/2009 1:29am
this song is not as good as cactus in my Y fronts!!but it's better than my mum being on pills!!

Peace love and mung beans.

by More Fanilows Of Manilows on 9/25/2009 4:44am
This song touched me like no other.
When Tony got shot, i wanted to die RIGHT THERE.
I feel so bad for our Lola
God bless her
by fanilows of manilow on 9/25/2009 4:44am
we like to sing this song with our maths teacher in the rescource center. Mark Bagaglia he is manilows number one fan. he especially like mandy apparently. LOVE FOR THE MANILOW!
by sexy girl on 9/28/2009 5:15pm
i luv this song so much
by rachid algerian on 10/2/2009 10:50am
i realy love this song it's the best viva copacabana and algeria
by carlos on 10/2/2009 8:05pm
for me the barry`s best song ever heard!!
by the chap-chap on 10/9/2009 12:13am
Ela manda merengue, e também o cha-cha
Brasil World Cup 2014
Olympic Games Rio-2016

Saudações Rubro Negras!
by The Clap-Clap on 10/12/2009 10:51pm
Her name was Lola, she was transvestite -
She sang as lame as this song, thank god it's not too long,
Yeah it's for losers, who have no liiiife -
Music and fashion this song's always trashin' ...
At the Bonehead -- YOU HAVE NO CLUE
by Kiwi the Amazon Parrot on 10/15/2009 5:12am
My bird, Kiwi, a 5-year old Lilac Crowned Amazon parrot, LOVES this song! The first time he heard it, he heard the word "feathers" in the lyrics and it has been "our song" ever since! He gets a romantic look in and pinpoints and flashes his eyes throughout the song, fully puffs out all his feathers, whistles the tune and speaks the "feather" words. It's unbelievable how into this song my bird is! I truly think he believes it's all about him, as we constantly tell him how pretty his feathers are. LOL!!! - Kiwi's Mom
by Kiwi's Mom on 10/15/2009 5:37am
One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post in regards to Kiwi, the Lilac Crowned Amazon Parrot who is in love with this song is that he has only heard the Henry Mancini version of the song, which is VERY VERY VERY theatrical. If you haven't heard the Henry Mancini version, and you like the original song, then GET READY! You are going to LOVE this version! It is incredibly AMAZING! My bird Kiwi (and I) just can't get enough of it! We listen to it every single night at bedtime. It's our bedtime ritual!!! Plus, the repetition helps my parrot learn the tune and words more each time he hears it. :o) Thank you Barry Manilow for such an awesome masterpiece!

To find this version of the song, you can search Napster, iTunes, Google, etc. for: Henry Mancini Readers Digest Music Copacabana. You will NOT regret it, even if you have to purchase the entire album just for that one song. IT IS SOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Harley's riders on 10/15/2009 5:54pm
We love this song so much that all we want to do is wear our chaps thruout the house.
by Brooklyn Disco on 1/2/2010 7:11pm
Best song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by closet barry fan - straight guy on 1/6/2010 7:13pm
They don't write them like this anymore; what a story. True poetry!
by leo on 1/14/2010 7:55pm
before a Copacabana in Brasil was one in Havana. Remember there is always a Saturday before Sunday.
by Brenda on 1/17/2010 4:50pm
It's truly a classic--great rhythm to it!
by Charlotte Baldwin on 1/20/2010 4:43am
Beautiful song.
Love it,
I want to make love to it.
by vishnu suryo on 1/25/2010 11:32pm
never boring.. actrative song
by what up on 1/31/2010 9:03pm
this is like the first EMO sing to date

by some lad on 2/6/2010 2:21pm
love this song .......... ya mam
by patrick on 2/7/2010 10:43am
i like that song the copa cobana
by WWE_STAR_FREAK5 on 2/13/2010 5:21pm
Seriously, If U Don't Like This Song.......then u just don't know music & passion, I Cried At The Part When It Says 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair :'( One Of The Greatest Songs Ever!!
by diamond on 2/23/2010 12:45am
i love this song...i love barry....
by nouf on 2/23/2010 7:28pm
i love this song i want her
by david on 3/31/2010 12:06pm
great song... good things never go out ot fashion jaja... like the copa ajaja
by Abe on 4/8/2010 8:22am
That's a sad song!!! ...
by smelly 156 on 4/19/2010 6:49am
what a catchy song,i love this! ,,/(^_^),,/
by copa cabana on 4/20/2010 3:32pm
oh my god = :) or ^-^
by Sarah Rose on 4/23/2010 9:07pm
i have always loved this song <3
by Michael on 4/28/2010 2:50pm
Bryant is my new hero. Use Ctr+f and search his name to find his post.
by u know who on 5/2/2010 7:31pm
i wish it didnt have the part about the blood and all and the drinking:( kinda ruins the song. now i dont want it that much...
by LEXXI <3S BARRY on 5/4/2010 12:02pm
omg me nd my best mate <3 <3 <3 <3 barry!!!!!!!!! too bad everyone else in our class has no clue who he is! LOVE BARRY!!!!!!!!!
by Carmen on 5/5/2010 1:48pm
by fariss on 5/18/2010 6:39am
jabitte morroco
by Monica 5-18-10 on 5/18/2010 8:17pm
love it,just love it... it never gets old just like Barry it gets better every time :-)
by cbrack1soxfan on 5/31/2010 10:26pm
Yes there was a copacabana in cuba and it is a beach in Rio, but for those who didn't know the Copacabana wasn't in Cuba or Brazil. It was a night club in New york City. It was written by Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow, and Bruce Sussman and was a debut in 1978.
by gabe the babe on 6/23/2010 2:07am
ive been trying to sing this song for yrs cuz it reminds me of whn i was 5 yrs old... but cldnt get past the first chorus.. i wld nvr hv thought it ws abt a murder...
by Yaseen on 7/10/2010 12:19am
I've heard it the first time on Friends. Now I like it even more.
by jessica'orange' on 7/25/2010 9:27am
love love love love LOVE this one!! amazing :)
by cat101 on 7/27/2010 5:03pm
this is crazy!!!!!!!
i hate everybody so piss of
by cheer4life<3 on 8/15/2010 5:29pm
love this songs. very catchy! :)
by Camila on 8/17/2010 12:46pm
I love this, very much. Why can't actual music be so charming? Well, young and with a long life ahead, I guess I'll confort with all music. Anyone else?
by DK.12 on 8/18/2010 10:00am
how well you know me!
by Fred on 8/18/2010 on 8/18/2010 11:25am
That song rock`s
by yaserreligion on 9/3/2010 3:53pm
Love this song, young yet I know the good old tunes!
by Momoko on 9/20/2010 6:50am
Oh, I really love this song! It's so catchy. XD
by dina on 10/16/2010 9:36pm
love it sooooooooooo much
by You Dont Know Me on 10/20/2010 7:21pm
This Is A great song! My aunt always plays it in her car and we sing along to it, and after it gets stuck in my head! Anyone who loves this song, ROCKS! Go Barry!
by SARA & KILIE on 10/22/2010 5:47pm
by Hannah on 10/24/2010 12:36am
I sing it on the Band Bus all the time. The band director gets so mad, but I don't care cause it is such a great song!!
by whatzit tuya on 11/10/2010 9:05pm
Vic Mignogna sang this song to Travis Willingham only it was "TravisCabana" instead of "Copacabana." It was the greatest thing ever!!
by Madame Rue on 11/15/2010 7:16pm
What is with the banana part??????
by Sandii on 11/20/2010 4:40pm
This is the best song ever and I like it because like, you know, like it is so good. It always makes me cry when Tony dies and Lola is alone, like you know like that is so, like, sad. Like, I want to like thank you Barry Manilow, for like writing and like singing this song. I like, like it.
by lola on 12/1/2010 2:56am
awesome song
by Yudith HSB on 12/1/2010 7:24am
I love the lyrics. :)
by lil monsta on 12/1/2010 9:23pm
OMP! I love this song-- I sing it all the time!
by allow it on 12/3/2010 12:50pm
by justin on 12/6/2010 12:02pm
i love it
by GringoRob on 12/16/2010 11:58am
I'm gonna' sing this tomorrow night at a Spanish restaurant in Queens, NY, except Lola will be changed to Rosa, Tony will be changed to Robert (me) and Rico will be changed to Miguel (the guy Rosa dumped me for). She and all of her friends will be there and since I can actually sing, I'm gonna' KILL with this!
by by jenifer aniston on 2/13/2011 6:12am
omg i sung this in friends it was soo funny
by GringoRob on 2/17/2011 9:45pm
I KILLED with my rendition! During the merengue interlude I said "C'mon Rosa, dance with the dead guy!" She did but I didn't get the girl back...:(
by Amanda on 2/18/2011 7:42pm
The Copacabana is nothing. What matters is your health. I have been wracking my brain trying to send you a message. Please, eat! I'm an Italian and you know what they say. We love to feed people. But, not as much as I would like to get some ravioli into you. It hurts me personally to see you this way. I couldn't care less about your career and money and songs. All I want to see is that you are well fed, well rested, healthy and happy. My name was Maria. I really care about you. Agape Love.
by Amanda on 2/18/2011 7:57pm
I want to say I'm sorry. You may not understand, and for all I know, it may not apply. But, I feel it just the same, and I've needed to tell you. Get better please. AMA
by Shady.x on 2/21/2011 11:02am
This is one of the first songs i learnt the words to...gotta admit, i used to be addicted to singing it!!! XD <3
by Sal on 2/25/2011 2:38pm
A response to EL TEL - I'm not Fred, but heeyy.. you're being too rude and unpolite, don't you think? His opinion doesn't matter more or less than yours, okay :)

And yes, Copacabana's a beach in Brazil - Rio de Janeiro. (it's beautiful btw, i've been there twice:) When I first heard the name of the song, I thought he was talking about Rio's Beach too, or some nightclub in the region in Rio, that's also known as Copacabana.

But anyway, he didn't say anything that's rude or stupid. He just didn't know the right place where Copa was located. U didn't need to tell him to shup like that. So here's what I wanted to say: respect to be respected. Thanks ;)

by Amanda Allyson on 2/26/2011 9:39pm
Dear TERRI; I happen to know for sure that this song was partly written by Barry Manilow and that it was long after the 1940's and Carmen Meranda. Don't ask me how I know, I just do. Let's just say that I have personal information, and that he was the first to sing it in the late 70's. By the way Barry, the music is just fabulous. You do good work, and I'm glad you wrote it. AMA
by JESUS ORTIZ FRANCO on 3/11/2011 12:11pm
by sumzie on 4/1/2011 11:56am
i looveee this song ughh why cant they make songs like this these days for god sake!!!1 love itt!<3
by Lauren on 4/24/2011 6:00pm
:) i like it.
by BIG MAC on 4/28/2011 4:39pm
i loooooooove this song its really inspired me to reach far i dunno how it just did but anyway good song...
by kev on 6/13/2011 9:50am
I whistle this song a lot for some reason...
by Bong Water Bill on 6/15/2011 11:18pm
ROTFLMAO, I listen to this when I'm really really high!
by Helena Bond on 6/25/2011 9:54pm
love the fact that the song tells a interesting and cutr, though sad, love story. Great song!
by Jon Baldwin on 7/18/2011 6:54am
Her Name was lola, she had a boner
by corey on 7/29/2011 4:30pm
love this song
by CJ on 9/11/2011 10:38pm
I have had this song in my head for about three months now,day and night,over and over. I focus on the chorus somehow. Hoping that having read all the words now, my mind will be happy and move on...maybe Billie Jean or something more current...
by Re'tards on 9/16/2011 6:13pm
Glad Dave's dead! Should have had far more sense than to make an appearance in a song this shite.
by Mr Buckle on 9/16/2011 6:18pm
OMG love the bit about the bum truffles. Frog seemed highly amused when Tony signed off.
Frog is my close friend.
by Frog on 9/16/2011 6:19pm
No I'm not. Leave me alone. Said the judge.
by Massive Fanilow on 9/16/2011 6:24pm

Loooooove thus song!!!!! My life started for real I mean for REAL when I 1st herd it it's so good I get dirty thoughts about my Latin teachers shoes. He's called tony by the way. What a coincidense!!!! Can you believe it????? I was like OMG!!!! Anyway Tony my teecher died too so sad. But I've got his shoes....
by Megan on 9/25/2011 7:12pm
This song rox of my socks I lovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee this song
by Tony on 10/9/2011 3:55pm
W-wha? Wait!! I die?!
by Georg on 10/23/2011 5:39pm
Poor Tony :D
Awesome song, I know it since it was released and can still always listen to it.
by Emma on 12/5/2011 6:58pm
I'm a little lad who loves berries and cream!
by lola on 12/28/2011 11:30pm
I cant believe theres a song that has MYname in it.............
by Neno from Croatia on 1/3/2012 4:50am
Yes,I love this song, as I have loved it 30 years ago. Sometime there is no happy end...
by caleb mcnamara on 1/17/2012 4:16pm
this song rocks the house yeh nah bro
by Friends fan #1 on 1/21/2012 2:48pm
I love this song!
When Rachel off of friends sings this, i can't stop laughing!
Fantastic song!
Fantastic series!
But i don't suggest that Jennifer Aniston sings it again...
by aryiana on 1/26/2012 3:15pm
i like this song
by aryiana on 1/26/2012 3:16pm
can i sing a song
by Shane on 3/2/2012 10:56pm
by Boston Bob on 3/3/2012 5:34pm
Fredshu doesn't know that before Castro, modern Vegas, and present day Miami; Havanna, Cuba was the hottest destination for partying in the Americas. The song does not claim that there was a place in Havana named Copacabana. So put two and two together, Fred... "the hottest spot NORTH of Havanna"
by mary on 3/13/2012 6:42am
this is a very nice song it shows music and passion . :)
by Maria on 4/16/2012 4:28am
Nice sound, but I feel like crying listening *sniff*
by georgia on 5/9/2012 4:04pm
Sad song.... ive heard the song before but never realy listened to it properly! Coolest thing is... im actually going copacabana this weekend!! Yay!!! Looking forward to the awesome brazilian floor shows!
by i.junior on 5/26/2012 10:03am
i loved all the words he used and how he made them rhyme
by mabzs on 6/7/2012 5:37pm
i love this song it so sad though
by mdssa on 6/8/2012 4:07am
Awesome love it
by wild sam from Toledo,OH on 7/7/2012 10:25am
Barry is such a great entertainer & singer. I should know because I am (still) a musician. Its a miracle was the theme song when our hockey team won the cup. The Goaldiggers won the Turner Cup in 1975. We called it "The Miracle On Main Street" Thanks Barry keep it going will you. Thanks Sam
by Lisa on 7/28/2012 2:02am
So for the geography lesson...hottest spot NORTH of Havana would not be Brasil. There was a Copacabana in New York in the 40's. Was noted for the most beautiful show girls...for the history lesson part... was of the same era as the Stork Club and the El Morocco...who knows what club Barry was basing this song and once it's in your head...really, really hard to get it out
by joey on 11/2/2012 9:42am
cool song
by Hazza on 11/4/2012 12:42pm
cool song
by Raichel on 12/25/2012 2:46pm
Nice song reminds me by friends
by Vibiana on 1/2/2013 1:26am
I've had this song in my head for months... used to know all the words, but that was 30 years ago when I used to disco dance, so I figured I could find the lyrics online and I just did! Now I can tell my kids who will probably laugh cause they think I'm weird, but I think theyll like the song.
by Lola on 1/10/2013 6:51pm
"These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
and do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
music, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets. "
by Christina on 2/27/2013 1:12am
Who shot! Who???
by Raul on 3/4/2013 8:16pm
This remind me to homer simpson eating ketchup in his car dancing to this song
by Lola2 on 3/21/2013 9:06pm
My name is Lola, I'm not a show girlHer name was Lola, she was a showgirl
no yellow feathers in my hair and no dress cut down to there
I love merengue and do the cha-cha
no really my name is guy used to sing this song to me cause my name is lola...such a sad song...
by Channie on 3/22/2013 1:02am
In response to christina, Lol Rico shot tony!
by Stella on 3/25/2013 11:28pm
Best song ever
by Athene on 3/31/2013 5:27pm
I'm 9 and I'm OBSESSED with this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In response to Vibiana, your kids will (probably) like it
by iman on 4/2/2013 2:47am
Love Barry Manilow
by kat on 4/2/2013 4:55pm
love this song
by William on 5/8/2013 9:48am
Someone called the song weird. I'd say it is a very mixed song: the very moody 9th chords of the verses convey the drama, especially in the interlude after the shooting, while the sweet7th chords in the chorus make it sound like a commercial (Barry's specialty) for the nightclub. Really clever to alternate like that.
by Batro on 5/10/2013 5:14am
Typical sound of seventies
by Emma on 5/11/2013 2:28am
This. Is good
by elsa on 6/2/2013 8:19pm
This is the favorite song of my 4years daughther.
by Fanilow (Mattie) on 7/3/2013 1:55pm
I went to a concert of his on Sunday and it was so awesome 1st row! Love u barry, any way that song is so awesome the best ever
by Rico on 7/5/2013 6:28am
I just want to clear my name...Tony pulled out a knife I shot him in self defense.. I also did not 'go a bit to far'...Tony was just overbearing and overly jealosy...Im innocent
by Meloy Abrau on 7/9/2013 12:43pm
I like the song it's perfect on me. I always sing this song as my finale. Thanks barry. We enjoy the concert last June 30.we sleep over in the hotel and go swimming pool after the concert. Then following morning and we checking out and went to the mall a good home home in the afternoon of the same day, we listens the whole barry's album . while driving to home. My kids fall asleep and I drive to the freeway busy but the sound ds fell hood for us. GOD BLESS US AND BARRY. PLS REPLY.
by barry on 8/7/2013 1:53am
Could this song be the most commented one ?
by Meloy Abrau on 9/12/2013 1:25pm
I really love this song. Until now I can't sing coz I can't memorize yet. Hopefully soon. Looks like we made it and even now.
by Person on 9/15/2013 10:48am
Thx 4 the story ...
by Braulio Prieto on 9/17/2013 8:23pm
by Sara on 12/6/2013 10:26am
I heard that song in Silverwood Idaho last summer 😛
by Enrique on 12/16/2013 10:31am
Very nice song, great lyrics, nowadays it's too easy to get the lyrics (I am from Peru) and understand the songs, great song ever
by Barry on 12/31/2013 7:10am
Ive just broken upi with her. i lost it all over woman Sue who could be the poster girl for Lola. a shame
by LARINDA OWUSU on 1/24/2014 10:35pm
by jokey joey on 8/29/2014 12:51pm
This song makes me jealous of people who are in love. I wish I had a girlfriend
by captain_hitec on 11/23/2014 2:34pm
hello horde
by geet xo on 11/23/2014 3:06pm
This makes me want to throw up
by cloclo on 4/8/2016 2:08pm
Actually blahblah it is '30 years ago' listen to the song more carefully 😒
by Jeremy on 8/18/2016 8:32am
Fredshu -He wasn't talking about the Copacabana beach, he was referring to a nightclub of the same name.
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by ModernDayFanship on 4/7/2017 2:41am
Congrats on coming out this wk, Barry! Remember that u r loved by many :-D
by Juan on 5/17/2018 9:58am
Even though I love rock and metal I freaking love this song too! Why not? It's a good tune.
by Gary on 1/8/2021 2:54am
Love the song. Sounds very upbeat. I hate the end though when we leave Lola in the state that she is in. Felt really sorry for her. I believe that the film and musical versions have a happier ending though.

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