Five words that might well shake the world of popular music as we know it to it’s knees…. BARRY MANILOW DOES RICK ASTLEY. Following on from his ‘Greatest Songs’ comp-ilations covering the music of the ’50s, the ’60s and the ’70s comes Barry’s ’80s covers album. Yes, he covers Rick (Never Gonna Give You Up), but he also covers Dolly & Kenny (Islands In The Stream), Wham (Careless Whisper) and even Cyndi (Time After Time). Wouldn’t it have been good if he had included his 1982 hit ‘Let’s Hang On’ as a bonus track? The 12 track album is due for release in the United States on November 25 with no word on local release at this stage. Given the series so far, we assume that next year, Barry will be taking on the ’90s. With our thinking caps on with regards what he could cover, let’s puck for ‘Here’s Johnny’ by Hocus Pocus.