Woman In Love

Album: Guilty (1980)
Charted: 1 1

Songfacts®:

  • Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote this song. After their wildly successful contributions to the 1978 movie Saturday Night Fever, they were asked to work on an album for Streisand, which became Guilty. It was Streisand's best-selling album.
  • 1980 was the fourth successive year Streisand had a US #1 hit. Her streak started in 1977 with "Evergreen." In 1978 it was "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," a duet with Neil Diamond. The following year it was "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," a duet with Donna Summer.
  • Two other songs from the album hit US Top 10, and both were duets with Barry Gibb: "Guilty" and "What Kind of Fool." "Guilty" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal by Duo or Group.
  • In the UK this was Streisand's first #1. Having made her British chart debut in 1966 with "Second Hand Rose," the 14-year-279-day interval between her first chart appearance and her first number one was then the fourth-longest wait in UK chart history.

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 31st 1980, "Woman In Love" by Barbra Streisand entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #49; and on October 19th, 1980 it peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 {24 weeks, and for 11 of those 24 weeks it was on the Top 10}...
    On October 5th, 1980 it also reached #1 {for 5 weeks} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart {plus it peaked at #1 in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom}...
    On the Top 100; the song spent 5 weeks at #2; for 2 weeks before becoming #1 and then for 3 weeks after leaving the top spot...
    Barbara Joan Streisand will celebrate her 73rd birthday this coming April 24th {2015}.
  • Harry from Sunnyvale, CaThis is one of my favorite songs by anyone, and I like many Streisand songs. This song is the reason why she was and still is so popular. But this particular one is so deeply heartfelt and I think the most emotional of any she's sung. It maybe was written by Andy Gibb, but it's Streisand's wonderfully mature and feminine vocalization that makes it gret
  • Paul from Detroit, MiJohn, get a grip. Are you some sort of freaked out, male feminist? This was a beautiful song, and so WHAT, if she was a "Woman In Love". Should a woman be ashamed of that?
  • Jennie from California, CaA great song. I love it.
  • John from Brisbane, United StatesBarbra must have been very embarrassed when this stupid song went to number one.Barbra does not wail about lost love.Barbra is a strong woman who knows what she wants.Hail ms Streisand the -
  • Cindy from Tempe, AzI'm not embarrassed to admit I don't like this song, but I absolutely love 'Guilty' and think it's the best song Barry Gibb wrote for another artist.
  • Andy from Arlington, VaI'm very embarassed to admit I like this song.
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