Today’s KOOL Kollective video is one of the most requested songs for KOOL Nights, so I thought I’d feature it.
“Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” released in 1972 by a group called, Looking Glass, featuring Elliot Lurie – who composed and wrote the song. It hit big for them peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sadly, it was their only hit, deeming the group a ‘one hit wonder.’
The song is about Brandy, a barmaid who has many admirers, but does not reciprocate their feelings. Her one true love is also a sailor whose love is the sea and all its splendor. She wears a locket with the sailor’s name, hoping he’ll come back to her and choose her over the sea.
Rumor has it that the group got their inspiration from a true story about a woman named Mary Ellis from New Brunswick, NJ.