Songbird (Barbra Streisand album)

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Songbird
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Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released May 1978[1]
Genre Pop
Length 37:32
Label Columbia
Producer Gary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
Superman
(1977)Superman1977
Songbird
(1978)
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Volume 2
(1978)Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Volume 21978
Singles from Songbird
  1. "Songbird / Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes?"
    Released: 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 1,000,000 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

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 30
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[6] 10
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 48
US Billboard 200[8] 12

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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. Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "RIAA: Songbird -Platinum Certification". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 4628." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Songbird". Music Canada. 
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Songbird". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Songbird in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Songbird". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH