My Heart Belongs to Me

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"My Heart Belongs to Me"
Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album Streisand Superman
A-side "My Heart Belongs to Me"
B-side "Answer Me"
Released 1977
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Genre Traditional pop
Length 3:21
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Alan Gordon
Producer(s) Gary Klein, Charlie Calello
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
1976
"My Heart Belongs to Me"
(1977)
"Songbird"
(1978)

"My Heart Belongs to Me" is a popular song from 1977 (see 1977 in music). It was originally performed by the songwriter, Alan Gordon, but the more famous version of the song was recorded by American singer and actress Barbra Streisand.

Released as a single from her multi-platinum 1977 album, Streisand Superman, "My Heart Belongs to Me" peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the middle of that year. It spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard easy listening chart, Streisand's fourth number-one song on this survey.[1]

The song was originally considered for Streisand's film version of A Star Is Born from the previous year, but it was not included on that project. Charlie Calello, the co-producer of "My Heart Belongs to Me", rehearsed the song with Streisand by playing piano while she sang the lyrics. The instrumental portion of the song was recorded first, then Streisand recorded her vocals along with the orchestration the next day.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 4
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks[4] 1
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[5] 5
Canadian RPM Top Singles[6] 3
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Position
Canada[8] 45
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 60
U.S. Cash Box[10] 66

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ "Billboard Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 6 August 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 20 August 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cash Box Top 100". Cashbox. 6 August 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Singles". RPM. 20 August 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "RPM Adult Oriented Playlist". RPM. 26 November 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Top 200 singles of '77". RPM. 31 December 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977 / Top 100 Songs of 1977". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1977". Cashbox. 31 December 1977. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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