Some bands have decades of songs, others have one or two signature songs that not only define them, but an era. Looking Glass' "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" is one of those tunes. Wistful, earthy and soul searching, "Brandy" is an ode to a world-weary woman's life. It was their only #1 hit, staying in that position for a week. There other hit, "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne," was a Top 40 hit and has a slinky, sexy 70s feel, too.
Released from their self-titled debut album, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" remains a cultural staple. The 1972 hit has been used in several television shows and movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It has a timeless, elegiac quality with lyrics and a tone that define a time of social change, economic turmoil, free love and endless possibilities.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.