“Woman in Love” by Barbra Streisand

The singer (Barbra Streisand) is the titular “woman in love”. And the way the narrative reads is that she is now on the verge of fully giving herself to the addressee, her significant other. But perhaps more to the point, it appears that she is rationalizing the fact that she is in love. That is to say that she is letting this person and indeed the entire world know that she intends to go all-out in this relationship. Indeed she is fully looking forward to this romance being an all-encompassing experience from an emotional standpoint. And likewise, it can be gleaned that she is also gladly anticipating her partner adopting a likewise disposition.

“Woman in Love” Facts

Writing: The Bee Gees’ Robin and Barry Gibb
Album/EP: Streisand’s 1980-released “Guilty” studio album
Release: 16th August, 1980

Streisand’s Biggest Global Hit

“Woman in Love” is considered to be Barbra Streisand’s most successful song, internationally. For example, it gave Streisand a US number 1 hit. It should be noted that it kicked Queen’s classic hit “Another One Bites the Dust” out of said coveted spot to occupy it. Having spent approximately three weeks enjoying that position, it too was later replaced by Kenny Rogers’ hit single “Lady“.

Away from America, “Woman in Love” also scored a number 1 in Britain and nations such as the following:

  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • West Germany
  • Belgium
Did Barbra Streisand write “Woman in Love”?

No. Barry and his brother Robin Gibb (both of the Bee Gees fame) exclusively composed “Woman in Love”. And for their brilliant efforts, they were honored with the prestigious Ivor Novello award.

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