Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits

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Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by Barbra Streisand
Released January 1970
Recorded 1963-1968
Genre Pop
Length 32:21
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Berniker, Robert Mersey, Ettore Stratta, Jack Gold, Warren Vincent
Barbra Streisand chronology
What About Today?
(1969)
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
(1970)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in January, 1970 (see 1970 in music). It was her first compilation album and was released on Columbia records (catalog no. 9968).

Album information[edit]

Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits includes many of her biggest charting songs such as “People” which had reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Second Hand Rose” which peaked at #32 on that chart. It also includes “Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long” which had never before been released on an album. The album would reach #32 on the Billboard 200 and would be certified double-platinum by the RIAA. This was the second album from Streisand to chart in the UK, peaking at #44 in the UK album charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. “People” (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) – 3:39
    • This song had been released on People.
  2. “Second Hand Rose” (Grant Clarke, J.F. Hanly) – 2:08
  3. “Why Did I Choose You” (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin) – 2:49
  4. “He Touched Me” (Ira Levin, Milton Schafer) – 3:08
    • This song had been released on My Name Is Barbra, Two....
  5. “Free Again” (R. Colby, Mark Jourdan, A. Canfora, J. Baselli) – 3:40
  6. Don't Rain on My Parade” (Styne, Merrill) – 2:44
    • This song had been released on the soundtrack to Funny Girl.

Side Two

  1. “My Coloring Book” (Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 4:09
  2. “Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long” (Smiley Lewis, Victor Young, F. Whitehouse, Milton Berle) – 2:04
    • This song had been released as a single in 1966. An abbreviated version appears as part of a medley on Color Me Barbra.
  3. “My Man” (Jaques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) – 2:55
    • This song had been released on My Name Is Barbra.
  4. “Gotta Move” (Peter Matz) – 1:58
    • This song had been released on The Second Barbra Streisand Album. A rerecording appears on Color Me Barbra.
  5. Happy Days Are Here Again” (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 3:07

Sales and Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[3] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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