show Harper's Island, and it can be heard in the background in a scene set in the longshoremen's bar in Season 2 of The Wire. Lurie has since rubbishedthose stories, claiming he never bought the song from Homner or anyone else and that he wrote the song all by himself. In The Simpsons episode " Principal Charming Selma sings the song (using a slower, mournful tempo and tone) to Lisa as she is putting her to bed. The Tennessean Story Behind the Song: ' Brandy ( You ' re a Fine Girl, retrieved Huey, Steve. Q: Which films and TV series has the song Brandy appeared in? 6 A Beautiful Music instrumental version can be heard in the background when Chris Knight is touring his potential future employer in the film Real Genius. Frequently Asked Questions about the song Brandy. A: Following Brandys release in 1972, scores of bands and artists have released or performed cover versions. However, according to the songs writer Elliot Lurie, the lyrics arent about Ellis. The urban myth that. Contents, song info edit, synopsis edit, the lyrics tell of, brandy, a barmaid in a busy western seaport harbor town which serves "a hundred ships a day." Though lonely sailors flirt with her, she pines for one who's long since left her because he claimed. 3 Lurie also refutes 4 the suggestion that the song was written by songwriter Stephen Homner, and eventually sold to Elliot Lurie after Lurie expressed interest in the song. One of the citizens' thoughts is " Brandy, you ' re a good girl. Doug Heffernan ( Kevin James ) sings this song at karaoke in an episode of The King of Queens. Washboard Jungle often performs this song as an encore, and recorded it on their 1994 album The Wash Cycle. 7 The song is included on the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Start the wiki, similar Tracks. The songs massive success in the early 1970s led to a surge in American parents naming their daughters Brandy. Gilbert O'Sullivan 's alone Again (Naturally) before reaching number one, only for brandy " to be dethroned by "Alone Again (Naturally the week after. Cover versions edit Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a cover version of the song on their Live in Hyde Park album and during their 2004 tour. Her gravestone currently stands at the spot in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she always stood to look for the sailors ship. Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) " is a 1972 song written and composed. Owing to the similarity of the songs story to the story of the famed American spinster Mary Ellis who lived between 17, many speculated that the lyrics of the song are inspired Mary Ellis story. Fantasy author Alex Bledsoe used Brandy 's name and the song's story for his novel Wake of the Bloody Angel. The song was ranked number 13 out of the top 76 songs of the 1970s by internet radio station wddf Radio in their 2016 countdown. According to data from the Social Security Administration, 9 drawn from "Social Security card applications for births asian that occurred in the United States Brandy was the 353rd most popular name in 1971, 140th in 1972, and, in 1973 (the first full year after the song's. In 1974, singer Barry Manilow released one of the biggest hits of his career titled.
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