Wet (album)

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Wet
Barbra-streisand-wet-album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1979
RecordedJuly 16 - August 28, 1979
StudioCapitol Studios, Los Angeles; Sound Labs, Hollywood; Crimson Sound, Los Angeles; Village Recorders, Los Angeles and Rusk Sound, Los Angeles[1]
GenrePop
Length41:07
LabelColumbia
ProducerGary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
The Main Event
(1979)
Wet
(1979)
Guilty
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Rolling StoneUnfavorable[3]

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.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 7 on the US, Canadian and Australian charts and has been certified as Platinum by the RIAA.[4] 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wet"
3:59
2."Come Rain or Come Shine"4:46
3."Splish Splash"
4:18
4."On Rainy Afternoons"3:09
5."After the Rain"
3:42
6."No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Duet with Donna Summer)8:20
7."Niagara"3:33
8."I Ain't Gonna Cry Tonight"5:04
9."Kiss Me in the Rain"
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)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[14] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Barbra-Streisand-Wet/release/1696734
  2. ^ Wet at AllMusic
  3. ^ Stephen Holden (February 7, 1980). "Rolling Stone Review-Wet". www.rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "RIAA: Wet -Platinum Certification". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Liner notes, C4K 44111. Columbia Records, 1991
  6. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1980". Archived from the original on August 24, 2012.. Cash Box magazine.
  13. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1980". Archived from the original on September 13, 2012.. Cash Box magazine.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Music Canada.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Wet". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Wet in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Wet". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.