Behind The Track: ‘Woman In Love’

Barbra Streisand’s “Woman In Love” is considered to be her greatest international hit.

From her 1980 album, Guilty, the track reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also became Streisand’s fifth (and last to date) number one on the Hot 100! What most people do not know about this worldwide hit, however, is that it was actually written by Barry and Robin Gibb!

After their eruption of success in the late 70’s, the Bee Gees were asked to write songs for other artists – Barbra Streisand had actually asked Barry to write an album for her. This album eventually became Guilty, and with “Woman in Love” as the lead single, Barry and Robin received the 1980 Ivor Novello Award for best song, both musically and lyrically!

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