Alan & Marilyn Bergman’s Musical Legacy with Barbra Streisand

photo of Marilyn and Alan Bergman, 2001

Related Link: Barbra Archives’ interview with the Bergmans here >>

Alan and Marilyn Bergman have written lyrics for many of the songs that Barbra Streisand has recorded in her career.  Below is a list of the songs, compiled by year and album.

Note: Barbra’s live albums, which include versions of Bergman songs recorded on earlier studio albums, are not included here. I have also linked to Barbra Archives’ discography pages for each album below.

Partners (2014)

The Way We Were (w/ Lionel Richie)
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Release Me (2012)

Mother And Child
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

If It’s Meant To Be
Music by B. Byrne; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

What Matters Most—Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan And Marilyn Bergman (2011)

The Windmills Of Your Mind (M. Legrand)
Something New In My Life (M. Legrand)
Solitary Moon (J. Mandel)
Nice n Easy (L. Spence)
Alone In The World (J. Goldsmith)
So Many Stars (S. Mendes)
The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye (J. Williams)
That Face (L. Spence & A. Bergman)
I'll Never Say Goodbye (D. Shire)
What Matters Most (D. Grusin)

Love is the Answer (2009)

Where Do You Start?
Music by Johnny Mandel; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

You Must Believe in Spring
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman


The Movie Album (2003)

Emily
Music by Johnny Mandel; lyrics by Johnny Mercer with additional new lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman*

* The Bergmans ingeniously added one line at the beginning of this song, allowing Streisand to sing it from a female point of view: “Heaven is when I'm in your arms like this / When you kiss me and quietly whisper.....”

More In Love With You
Music by André Previn based on his score; new song lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

How Do You Keep The Music Playing?
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Christmas Memories (2001)

A Christmas Love Song
Music by Johnny Mandel; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Christmas Mem'ries 
Music by Don Costa; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

AFI Life Achievement Award (2001)

On the Way to Becoming Me
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

* Sung by Lauren Frost, Barbra's young Timeless cast member, as a tribute to Streisand that evening; with Streisand-specific lyrics. The Bergmans were nominated for an Emmy for this song.

 

Timeless (2000)

Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman:

The Clicker Blues
Simple Pleasures
Everytime You Hear Auld Lang Syne
 

 

A Love Like Ours (1999)

The Island
Music by Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Love Like Ours
Music by David Grusin; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Wait
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Higher Ground (1997)

Leading With Your Heart
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

All of My Life
Music by Barbra Streisand and Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

It Doesn't Get Better Than This *
Music by Barbra Streisand and Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

* Unreleased, but used by director Streisand at one of the early screenings of the film. Read more about the song and what Streisand said about it here.

 

The Concert (1994)

Non-Musical Material Written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Ordinary Miracles
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Earth Day Special (1990)

One Day
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

* “One Day” has never been released on a Streisand album. It is still possible to purchase a VHS tape or laser disc of The Earth Day Special on ebay or similar web sites. Related: The Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman 4-CD set.

 

The Prince of Tides (1991)

Places That Belong to You
Music by James Newton Howard; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Just For the Record (1991)

If I Close My Eyes
Music by Billy Goldenberg; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Between Yesterday And Tomorrow
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Can You Tell The Moment?
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

The Way We Weren't (live) / The Way We Were (single)
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

The Moon And I (demo)
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Till I Loved You (1988)

On My Way To You
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Why Let It Go?
Music by A. Hawkshaw and B. Mason; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Two People
Music by Barbra Streisand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

One Voice (1986)

Concert written by Marilyn & Alan Bergman and Barbra Streisand
Liner Notes by Marilyn & Alan Bergman and Barbra Streisand

 

The Broadway Album (1985)

Liner Notes: Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Yentl (1983)

Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman:

Where Is It Written?
Papa, Can You Hear Me? 
This Is One Of Those Moments
No Wonder
The Way He Makes Me Feel
No Wonder (Part Two)
Tomorrow Night
Will Someone Ever Look At Me That Way?
No Matter What Happens
No Wonder (Reprise)
A Piece Of Sky
The Way He Makes Me Feel (Studio Version)
No Matter What Happens (Studio Version)

Demos (which were not used in the final film):

Tomorrow Night (reprise)
Several Sins A Day
The Moon and I

Unreleased Studio Versions:

Papa, Can You Hear Me?
A Piece of Sky

 

Wet (1979)

On Rainy Afternoons
Music by Lalo Schifrin; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

After The Rain
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Songbird (1978)

You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Music by Neil Diamond; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

A Star is Born (1976)

I Believe in Love
Music by Kenny Loggins; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Lazy Afternoon (1975)

A Child Is Born
Music by Dave Grusin; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

* “A Child is Born” was written by Grusin for Barbra’s 1972 film, Up the Sandbox, but ended up on Lazy Afternoon instead.

 

The Way We Were (1974)

The Way We Were
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Summer Me, Winter Me
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Pieces Of Dreams (a.k.a. Little Boy Lost)
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Unreleased Sessions (1973)

Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman:

Once You’ve Been in Love
The Smile I’ve Never Smiled

 

Barbara Joan Streisand (1971)

The Summer Knows
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

What About Today? (1969)

Ask Yourself Why
Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

 

Color Me Barbra (1966)

That Face (excerpted as part of the Circus medley)
Lyrics by Lew Spence and Alan Bergman; Music by Lew Spence

 

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