Barbra's Singles

Woman in Love / Run Wild
(#1-11364)

Woman in Love (3:48) (B. Gibb, R. Gibb)

Run Wild (4:05) (M. Leonard, H. Martin)

Released late-August 1980

Woman in Love 7inch label

Run Wild 7inch label

About the Single

Announcement of Number 1 single

Barry Gibb told Billboard magazine that Streisand “felt that [Woman in Love] was a little bit liberationist; that it might be a little too strong for a pop song.”

But “Woman in Love”—the first single from Barbra and Barry's Guilty album—debuted at No. 49 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in early September 1980.

“We and CBS felt that it was very important for the first single not to be a duet,” Charles Koppelman—Executive Producer—revealed. “We released the single five weeks before the album to make sure it took hold before everybody was exposed to the combined effort.”

picture sleeves from around the world for WOMAN IN LOVE

[Above: 7-inch picture sleeves from around the world]

“Woman in Love” became Streisand's fifth number one single, seven weeks after it debuted on Billboard's chart (the week of November 1, 1980).

Grammy

“Woman in Love” was nominated for Record of the Year in 1980 (“Sailing” by Christopher Cross won that year.)

Billboard Charts

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine.

Here's the numbers for this Streisand single:

A Gold single is awarded after 1 million copies sold, and a Platinum single after 2 million copies sold.

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