Chart Position: 1

  • Originally recorded by Neil Diamond (1977)
  • Written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
  • Guitar: Richard Bennett
  • The song in an early form was originally intended for a TV series theme song
  • The idea for Diamond and Streisand to record this as a duet came from the popularity of a virtual duet a Louisville KY DJ put together, combining the Streisand and Diamond solo recordings
  • Diamond and Streisand had hoped to make a film together based on the song, but the project was eventually scrapped
  • Neil Diamond ranks third on Billboard’s all-time best selling artist rankings; Barbra Streisand is second
  • Also recorded by Barbra Streisand (1978), Cilla Black (1980), Conny Vandenbos (1987) and Dana Winner & Steve Hofmeyr (1997)

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