This week Barry Manilow makes a #22 debut on Billboard's adult contemporary chart with a recording of the Christmas classic "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." It becomes his 50th hit on the chart since "Mandy" first charted in November 1974 and later went to #1. Barry Manilow now ranks fifth all time in the number of songs placed on the adult contemporary chart. Only Elton John with 68, Barbra Streisand with 64, Neil Diamond with 58, and Elvis Presley with 53 have more hits on the chart. Barry Manilow ranks third all time in #1 adult contemporary hits with 13. He is behind only Elton John with 16 and the Carpenters with 15. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is available on the album The Classic Christmas Album. In case you were counting, Barry Manilow has 25 mainstream pop top 40 hit singles.
- Watch Barry Manilow sing "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" with Cyndi Lauper
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