A Perfect Pop Song That Just Gets Better With Time

It was 1972 when Elliot Lurie penned Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) and his group Looking Glass took it to number one. So who was Brandy (and was she really that fine)?

In a recent sit down with the Nashville Song Writers Association, Mr. Lurie answers that nagging question and dispels a number of myths.


– A sample of 45 year old vintage Looking Glass  –

16 Comments on A Perfect Pop Song That Just Gets Better With Time

  1. Heard the song on an oldies station a few years back and remember talking to someone about it, speculating that Brandy is just some personification of spirits or something along those lines.

    My then co-worker told me I’ve been analyzing texts for way too long an now I have to tell him he might have been right. His high school girlfriend! 🙁

  2. I remember playing this in my Mustang II T top. Girlfriend knew all the words. We went to the woods behind the Dairy Queen to see how my transplanted alien plant life was adjusting to Earths habitat. I didn’t think they would grow.

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  4. Haven’t heard this in moons!

    Around that time we lived in a SMALL town and had to drive at least fifteen miles to get any fast food at a larger city.

    Our choice at the time? An A&W Rootbeer stand that still delivered to the car windows or they had outdoor tables. Dang that was good food and root beer.

  5. When I was stationed in Okinawa 37 years ago this song came on the AFEES radio.
    I cranked up my 160 watt per channel system.
    Brandy blasted throughout the barracks rooms.
    Only Spanky complained about it, later.
    I said “Spanky, you’re the only guy that would complain about hearing Brandy.”
    Spanky said “Dude. It was two in the morning.”
    “I couldn’t help myself. It’s just a great song.”

  6. Nice memories. Harv Moore was the DJ at WPGC that put it on the map. Doubtless, I and a lot of other listeners enjoyed it a bit earlier than the rest of the country. Yes, it did get overplayed at one point. Didn’t make it any less of a great song. Thanks 🙂

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