THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
214-Gladys Knight & the Pips-The Way We Were/Try To Remember.
1975-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 1.38.A ‘Brucie’ bonus today,two songs for the price of one.
‘The Way We Were’ was originally recorded by Barbra Streisand for the 1973 film of the same name which starred Streisand and Robert Redford,the song went on to become the biggest selling single of 1974.The lyrics were written by the husband and wife songwriting team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman(see also best songs 229) with music by Marvin Hamlisch.
‘Try To Remember’ is a song written by Tom Jones(not the Welsh one you are thinking of) and Harvey Schmidt.It was written for the 1960 Musical ‘The Fantasticks.’
Gladys Knight(see also best songs 667) recorded both of these songs as a medley for her 1974 Album ‘I Feel A Song,’The song was recorded live at the ‘Pine Knob Music Theatre’ in Clarkston,Michigan,U.S.
‘Memories like the corners of my mind,misty water colour memories of the way we were.’
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