Looking Glass – Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)

First Hit #1: August 26, 1972

There’s something very rich about the world presented in Brandy, an elaborate tale about a bartender who is dreaming of a man who left long ago, and the various sailors who surround her and can’t give up the sea. The song itself doesn’t evoke the world it’s presenting, it’s well done soft rock with a catchy chorus but there’s not very much here that screams seaside bar. Also, for a sad song, it’s really quite happy and upbeat, which suggests that the words and music came together separately. That’s actually fine, because any other direction it might have been aggressively cheesy. As a fun soft rock song with a catchy chorus and unexpected dark side, it works a bit better than it would otherwise. The imperfections make it perfect.

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