Songbird (Barbra Streisand album)

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Songbird
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released May 1978[1]
Genre Pop
Length 37:32
Label Columbia
Producer Gary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
Streisand Superman
(1977)
Songbird
(1978)
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone unfavorable[3]

Songbird is a studio album by Barbra Streisand, released in 1978. The album includes Streisand's solo version of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers". She also subsequently recorded this song as a duet with Neil Diamond and this version topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two non-consecutive weeks in December 1978. The title track reached number 25 on the Hot 100 and spent two weeks atop the adult contemporary chart.

In the United States the album has been certified Platinum for sales of 1,300,000 copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tomorrow" (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin) – 2:56
  2. "A Man I Loved" (Nikki Oosterveen, George Michalski) – 4:02
  3. "I Don't Break Easily" (Bruce Roberts) – 3:53
  4. "Love Breakdown" (Alan Gordon) – 3:36
  5. "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (Neil Diamond, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 3:58
  6. "Honey Can I Put on Your Clothes" (Jean Monte Ray, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 5:24
  7. "One More Night" (Stephen Bishop) – 3:10
  8. "Stay Away" (Kim Carnes) – 3:47
  9. "Deep in the Night" (Helen Miller, Eve Merriam) – 3:10
  10. "Songbird" (Dave Wolfert, Stephen Nelson) – 3:46

Sales/chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard Top 200 12
Australian Albums Chart 30
UK Albums Chart 48[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barbra Streisand Archives - Songbird". Barbra Streisand Archives. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Songbird (AllMusic Review)". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Stephen Holden (July 27, 1978). "Rolling Stone Review-Songbird". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "RIAA: Songbird -Platinum Certification". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Barbra Streisand Songbird UK Albums Chart". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.