Entertainment Music 'Stuck on Band-Aid' and Other Unforgettable Jingles You Probably Didn't Know Barry Manilow Created Yes, the singer is responsible for getting way more than "Copacabana" stuck in your head By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 6, 2017 10:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in PEOPLE. Yes, Barry Manilow is responsible for getting "Copacabana" — and a slew of other memorable hits — stuck in your head, but you can also thank him for some of those ridiculously catchy commercial jingles that will just.not.go.away. "I learned the most about music working in the jingle industry," he said in 2009 while accepting a CLIO Award for his early work in the field. "It was the best music college I could ever imagine." Indeed, watching Manilow play several of them by heart on a 2012 episode of Windy City Live shows just how great that "college" was. Here, a few of his biggest hits: State Farm: "Like a Good Neighbor" "They paid me $500 for that jingle," Manilow said on WCL, joking that "the girl who sang it is on her third Rolls-Royce for now." "You don't get residuals if you write it, so they just buy you out," he added. "At that point, $500 meant a lot of money — I was grateful to have it." Band-Aid: "Stuck on Band-Aid" Manilow's eternally catchy tune won advertising agency Young & Rubicam a CLIO Award in 1976. Stridex: "Give Your Face Something to Smile About" FROM COINAGE: What Is The Grammy Bounce? (No, It's Not A Dance Move) KFC: "Grab a Bucket of Chicken" Pepsi: "Feelin' Free" McDonald's: "You Deserve a Break Today" "That was the granddaddy of all of them, the first big one," Manilow told WCL — adding that he's only ever eaten at McDonald's once. For more on Barry Manilow's life, love and legacy, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands everywhere Friday. However, there was one company that chose not to hire the singer-songwriter: American Airlines. In his chat with WCL, Manilow explained that brands give jingle writers the lyrics, and ask them to come up with the melody. "I wrote a really nice melody," he shared. But "the melody went down, and they said, 'You can't go down on the end of an American Airlines song. So I lost that one."