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 #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 Album Chart 12
Australian Album Chart 30
UK Album Chart 48[5]

References[edit]

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