Billboard #1 Hits: 317: “The Way We Were”- Barbra Streisand. February 2, 1974. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “The Way We Were”- Barbra Streisand
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch
- Time: 3:29
- B-side:”What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”
- Album- The Way We Were
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100
My brother is friends with a fella who owns a record store- new and used vinyl records. He told my brother that one artist whose albums he can’t even give away- are those of Barbra Streisand. In the past year plus I have from various record stores collected most of her albums- I haven’t paid more than a dollar for any of them.
“The Way We Were” was Billboard’s #1 chart hit single for the year of 1974. “The Way We Were” would go on to win an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 46th Academy Awards.