I Am Woman (Barbra Streisand song)

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"I Am Woman / People"
Popular song, Show tune by Barbra Streisand
Released January 1964
Recorded 20 December 1963
Writer Bob Merrill (lyricist)
Composer Jule Styne (composer)
Producer Mike Berniker

"I Am Woman" is a solo version of the Funny Girl duet "You Are Woman, I Am Man". The song was released as a single with the song "People", from the musical Funny Girl. The song peaked at #114 on the US charts.

This recording (from 20 December 1963 in New York) predates the Original Broadway Cast recording by three months and was one of the last Barbra recordings to be produced by Mike Berniker. The recording was arranged and conducted by Peter Matz.

The song was released for the first time on CD in 2002 as a bonus track on the non-US/Canada remastered editions of the album "People".[1]

This song is not the Helen Reddy song of the same name.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. a. "I Am Woman"
  2. b. "People"

You Are Woman, I Am Man[edit]

"You Are Woman, I Am Man" was written by Jule Styne (composer) and Bob Merrill (lyricist) for the Broadway musical Funny Girl (1964) starring Barbra Streisand and Sydney Chaplin, who both introduced the song. For the 1968 film adaptation of Funny Girl, the song was performed by Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif.

Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and Paolo San Pablo (Ioan Gruffud) performed the song in the 2013 Glee episode "The End of Twerk".

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