This novelty single would become his final release for Warner Brothers. In terms of publicity and consumer reaction, this was considered to be his biggest hit single for the label since the Top-40 pop and country success of "In the Mood" early in 1977. In other words, Ray's thoughtful and introspective ballads and love songs that he wrote and recorded while on the label just didn't have the staying power as the two novelty songs he released. In the years/decades to come those two novelty songs would appear on many compilation albums...without a trace of any other hit single he had with the label.
It wasn't long after "I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow" reached it's peak and started to fall back down the charts that Ray found himself at RCA Records. He joined the label in the latter half of 1979 and his debut single arrived early in 1980...so rev up your motorcycles...we're in for a good ole time as Ray makes his way to RCA!!