Wet (album)

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Wet
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Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released October 1979
Recorded July 16-August 28, 1979
Genre Pop
Length 41:07
Label Columbia
Producer Gary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1978)
Wet
(1979)
Guilty
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone Unfavorable[2]

Wet is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1979. The album is a concept album of sorts with all the songs referring to, or expressing different interpretations of, water. Wet is also the first and the last word sung on the album.

The album was a major success for Barbra Streisand, due largely to the album's No. 1 hit single, "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", a duet with American disco singer Donna Summer which underwent a retitling and change of emphasis in order to qualify under the water theme.

The third track on the album, "Splish Splash," is Barbra Streisand's cover of the Bobby Darin classic, which featured background vocals by Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball.

Chart and sale[edit]

The album peaked at No. 7 on the US, Canadian and Australian charts and has been certified as Platinum by the RIAA.[3] According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in New Zealand.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wet" (Sue Sheridan, Barbra Streisand, David Wolfert) – 4:23
  2. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 3:49
  3. "Splish Splash" (Bobby Darin, Jean Murray, additional new lyrics by Barbra Streisand) – 4:06
  4. "On Rainy Afternoons" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Lalo Schifrin) – 4:20
  5. "After the Rain" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 5:08
  6. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts)
  7. "Niagara" (Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch, Bruce Roberts) – 4:37
  8. "I Ain't Gonna Cry Tonight" (Alan Gordon) – 3:44
  9. "Kiss Me in the Rain" (Santo "Sandy" Farina, Lisa Ratner) – 4:20

Singles[edit]

  • "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) {duet with Donna Summer}" / "Wet" (1979)
  • "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) {duet with Donna Summer} (12-inch disco single)" (1979)
  • "Kiss Me In the Rain" / "I Ain't Gonna Cry Tonight" (1979)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wet (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (February 7, 1980). "Rolling Stone Review-Wet". www.rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "RIAA: Wet -Platinum Certification". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Liner notes, C4K 44111. Columbia Records, 1991
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Wet". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Wet in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH