I Want to Be a Smash: Top Ten Show Tunes to Make the Pop Charts Since 1964

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26 Apr 2014

Barbra Streisand

4. "People"

In the real-life fairy tale story of Barbra Streisand's career, "People" is an early highlight. At the time she released "People," Streisand was opening on Broadway in the blockbuster musical Funny Girl, (and would soon go on to star in the subsequent hit film adaptation, for which she would win an Academy Award). She sang many great songs in Funny Girl, but her Act One ballad, "People" provided her with her first Top Ten single, a major accomplishment in her already-burgeoning recording career. It was instantly established as Streisand's signature song and has served her well over the many decades of her supremacy.


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