Memories (Barbra Streisand album)

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Compilation album by Barbra Streisand
Released November, 1981
Genre Pop
Length 40:21
Label Columbia
Producer Phil Ramone, Gary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
Singles from Memories
  1. "Comin' In and Out of Your Life / "Lost Inside of You"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Memory" / Evergreen"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Memories is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1981. It is primarily a compilation of previously released material, but includes three newly recorded songs. The album was certified 5× Platinum by the RIAA,[2] reaching number 10 on the US albums chart.[3] First released on Columbia, it was re-released under the CBS imprint in 1981 with four additional tracks. In the UK, where it was released as Love Songs, it reached number 1 on the albums chart for nine weeks (seven of them consecutively and it became the UK's best-selling album of 1982, the first album by female performer to achieve it.[4] The album was certified platinum in the UK (prior to multi-platinum awards being given), and 6× platinum in Australia. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in the Netherlands and in Switzerland.[5]Three previously unreleased tracks, "Memory", "Comin' In and Out of Your Life", and "Lost Inside of You" were featured on the album. "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" was the most successful of the new singles, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

The album won Best Selling Album at the 1983 Brit Awards.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composer Time Previously released Notes
1 "Memory" Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn 3:57 Previously unreleased
2 "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Neil Diamond 3:26 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Duet with Neil Diamond
3 "My Heart Belongs to Me" Alan Gordon 3:23 Streisand Superman
4 "New York State of Mind" Billy Joel 4:46 Streisand Superman
5 "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts 4:43 Columbia single Duet with Donna Summer
6 "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" Richard Parker, Bobby Whiteside 4:10 Previously unreleased
7 "Evergreen" (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) Streisand, Paul Williams 3:07 A Star Is Born soundtrack
8 "Lost Inside of You" Leon Russell, Streisand 3:59 Previously unreleased Solo recording of a song previously recorded as a duet with Kris Kristofferson for A Star Is Born
9 "The Love Inside" Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Andy Gibb 5:09 Guilty
10 "The Way We Were" Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch 3:31 The Way We Were

Additional tracks[edit]

The CBS re-release of 1981 and the retitled re-release Love Songs contained four additional tracks.[6][7]

Title Composer Time Previously released Notes
"Wet" Sue Sheridan, Streisand, David Wolfert 4:00 Wet
"A Man I Loved" 4:02 Songbird
"I Don't Break Easily" 3:55 Songbird
"Kiss Me in the Rain" Santo Farina, L. Ratner 4:21 Wet



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 17
Canadian Albums Chart 14
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 6
French Albums Chart 5
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 6
Spanish Albums Chart[13] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 1
US Billboard 200[16] 10

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[17] Gold 100,000^
Australia (ARIA)[18] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[19] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[20] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[21] Platinum 71.207[21]
France (SNEP)[22] 2× Platinum 509,300[23]
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[24] Gold 10,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RIAA
  3. ^ All US charts Memories at AllMusic
  4. ^ "1980s Albums Chart Archive". Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Liner notes, C4K 44111. Columbia Records, 1991
  6. ^ Memories(CBS) at AllMusic
  7. ^ Love Songs at AllMusic
  8. ^ " – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  9. ^ " – Barbra Streisand – Memories" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ " – Barbra Streisand – Memories" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ " – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ " – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  13. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ " – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Disos de Oro y Platino". CAPIF. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  19. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Memories" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Barbra Streisand in the field Interpret. Enter Memories in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Music Canada. 
  21. ^ a b "Barbara Streisand" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  22. ^ "French album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Guilty" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  23. ^ "Les Albums Double Platine". SNEP. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  24. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1984". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  25. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Love Songs". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Love Songs in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dare by The Human League
The Gift by The Jam
UK Albums Chart number-one album
January 30, 1982 – March 19, 1982
March 27, 1982 – April 9, 1982
Succeeded by
The Gift by The Jam
The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden