THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
145-Barbra Streisand-The Way We Were.
1974-Number 31 single.
Best Bit-At 1.30.This is one of only three songs in my countdown to appear twice,(see also best songs 931 and 560) and also(214) they are recorded in radically different ways by different artists and are therefore worthy of inclusion.
‘The Way We Were’ was written for the 1973 film of the same name with lyrics by Alan Bergman and his wife Marilyn Bergman,the music was written by Marvin Hamlisch(1944-2012.) The song went on to become the biggest selling single in America in 1974,while the film won two Oscar’s,for best original dramatic score and best original song.
Barbara Joan Streisand(see also best songs 699) was born April 24,1942 in New York City,her numerous successes include the Academy Award for best actress for her performances in the 1968 film ‘Funny Girl’ and the 1976 film ‘A Star Is Born.’ With record sales of over 150 million she is the biggest selling female artist of all time,she is also the only artist to have a Number 1 Album on Billboard in each of the last six decades.
‘Memories light the corners of my mind,misty water coloured memories of the way we were.’
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The countdown continues tomorrow at 1.0.pm.