Superman (Barbra Streisand album)

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Superman
Streisand Superman.jpg
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released June 1977
Genre Pop
Length 36:41
Label Columbia
Producer Gary Klein, Charles Calello (track 6)
Barbra Streisand chronology
A Star Is Born
(1976)
Superman
(1977)
Songbird
(1978)
Singles from Superman
  1. "My Heart Belongs To Me / "Answer Me"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Superman / A Man I Loved"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone favorable[2]

Superman is an album released in 1977 by American singer Barbra Streisand.

The single "My Heart Belongs to Me" became a hit in 1977, peaking at #4 on the US pop chart.

The album peaked at number 3 on the Top 200 LP Billboard album chart and on the UK Albums Chart at number 32.[3] It has sold 2 million copies in United States and was certified 2× Platinum.[4]

Background[edit]

Two songs were written for the movie "A Star is Born" but not used in the picture —"Answer Me" by Streisand, Paul Williams, and Kenny Ascher; and "Lullaby For Myself" by Rupert Holmes.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Superman" (Richie Snyder) – 2:47
  2. "Don't Believe What You Read" (Barbra Streisand, Ron Nagle, Scott Mathews) – 3:37
  3. "Baby Me Baby" (Roger Miller) – 4:26
  4. "I Found You Love" (Alan Gordon) – 3:50
  5. "Answer Me" (Streisand, Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher) – 3:16
  6. "My Heart Belongs to Me" (Alan Gordon) – 3:21
  7. "Cabin Fever" (Ron Nagle) – 3:14
  8. "Love Comes from Unexpected Places" (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson) – 4:10
  9. "New York State of Mind" (Billy Joel) – 4:44
  10. "Lullaby for Myself" (Rupert Holmes) – 3:17

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 11
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[7] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[8] 33
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 46
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 32
US Billboard 200[11] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[12] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Streisand Superman (Allmusic Review)". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dave Marsh (August 11, 1977). "Rolling Stone Review-Streisand Superman". www.rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Barbra Streisand - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "RIAA: Streisand Superman -2x Platinum Certification". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Superman (1977)". Barbra Streisand Archives. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 3667." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Barbra Streisand – Superman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Superman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Superman". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Superman". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH