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The Way We Were

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

"The Way We Were" is the title song to the 1973 movie The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. The song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) and Marvin Hamlisch (music) and performed by Streisand.

Billboard named "The Way We Were" as the number 1 pop hit of 1974. Instrumental backing was provided by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The song won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Song of the Year. In 1998, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and finished at number 8 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema in 2004. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

"The Way We Were" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks in February 1974. After its first week at number one it was replaced by "Love's Theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra; by coincidence, the orchestra, also abbreviated as LUO, did a version of "The Way We Were" on their 1979 album Super Movie Themes: Just a Little Bit Different. It then returned to number one for two more weeks. The song also spent two weeks atop the easy listening chart, Streisand's second single to reach the top of this chart (following 1964's "People"). The track peaked at #31 in the UK Singles Chart in 1974.

The version of the song released on 45 RPM single contains a different vocal take than the version which appeared on the original movie soundtrack and subsequent greatest hits compilations. Both versions use the same music track; the difference in the vocals can easily be heard on the line "Smiles we gave to one another" at approximately 1:15 into the song. The true 45 RPM single version has never appeared on CD. The soundtrack version of the song, a completely different take with alternate music track, appears on Just For the Record, Streisand's 4-CD box set collection released in 1991.

    Release Date: 1973, Song of the Year, Grammy Winner, 1975

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Mac Huff : Cinemagic! - Hollywood's Best Movie Music (Medley) : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999302899 : 08730289

Mac Huff : Cinemagic! - Hollywood's Best Movie Music (Medley)

Celebrate the silver screen and Hollywood's musical history in this choral revue by Mac Huff. Spanning eight decades of movie magic, the six flexible sections are easily adaptable to a variety of staging options and can be accompanied with live instruments or the professionally-recorded CD. You'll enjoy all the memories, the romance, and the adventure as the cinema comes alive. Sections include: The Opening Reel, Thanks for the Memory, Isn't It Romantic?, The Heat Is On, The Envelope Please, Give My Regards to Hollywood. Available: SATB Director's Score, SAB Director's Score, 2-Part Director's Score, SATB Singer's Edition, SAB Singer's Edition, 2-Part Singer's Edition, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 38:00.

Songlist: Somewhere Out There, That's Entertainment, Born Free, Call Me Irresponsible, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mona Lisa, Cheek To Cheek, The Exodus Song, Flashdance...What A Feeling, Footloose, Happy Trails, The Heat Is On, I Won't Dance, In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening, Isn't It Romantic?, Theme From 'Jaws', Just Go To The Movies, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Where Do I Begin (Love Theme), (Meet) The Flintstones, Moon River, Night Fever, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Shakedown, Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme), Steppin' Out With My Baby, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Thanks For The Memory, Three Coins In The Fountain, Unchained Melody, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 4340b | Songbook | $3.95


Barbra Streisand : The Essential Barbara Steisand : Solo : Songbook : 073999176964 : 1575606003 : 02500550

Barbra Streisand : The Essential Barbara Steisand

Actress/singer/director/writer/composer/producer/designer/activist/philanthropist Barbra Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Endowment for the Arts and Peabody Awards, as well as the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. She won Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Song Composer, and the three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations. A leading film star in dramas, comedies and musicals, her latest film became the top-grossing live-action comedy ever. Here's the matching folio to the fabulous best-of collection featuring 40 Streisand classics!

Songlist: All I Ask Of You, All In Love Is Fair, As If We Never Said Goodbye, Children Will Listen, Coming In And Out Of Your Life, Cry Me A River, Don't Rain on My Parade, Evergreen, Guilty, Happy Days Are Here Again, He Touched Me, I Finally Found Someone, I've Dreamed Of You, Lazy Afternoon, Lover, Come Back To Me, The Main Event, Memory, My Heart Belongs To Me, My Man, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Not While I'm Around, On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), Papa, Can You Hear Me?, People, A Piece Of Sky, Putting It Together, Second Hand Rose, Send In The Clowns, Since I Fell For You, A Sleepin' Bee, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Barbra Streisand | 5200b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Pro Vocal : Movie Songs - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088166892 : 1423431944 : 00740365

Pro Vocal : Movie Songs - Women's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal Series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight big screen hits. The CD contains demos for listening, and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD Player, and it is also enhanced for PC and MAC computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo.

Songlist: Could I Have this Dance, Hopelessly Devoted to You, I Will Always Love You, I Will Remember You, (I've Had) The Time of My Life, The Way We Were, When I Fall in Love, You Must Love Me

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Voicing: Solo | 8601b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Various : The Great American Songbook - Movie Songs : Solo : Songbook : 888680754402 : 1540030490 : 00278787

Various : The Great American Songbook - Movie Songs

100 timeless hits from the silver screen are showcased in this massive collection of classics in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Songs include: Alfie - Because You Loved Me - City of Stars - Come What May - Don't You (Forget About Me) - Endless Love - Eye of the Tiger - Flashdance...What a Feeling - Happy - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - Let It Go - Moon River - My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from 'Titanic') - New York, New York - Over the Rainbow - Puttin' on the Ritz - The Rose - Singin' in the Rain - (I've Had) the Time of My Life - Up Where We Belong - The Way We Were - The Wind Beneath My Wings - You've Got a Friend in Me - and more. 464 pages!

Songlist: Happy, At Last, The Rose, You Light Up My Life, True Love, Alfie, You've Got A Friend In Me, All The Way, Somewhere, Kiss From A Rose, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic'), Because You Loved Me, When She Loved Me, The Look Of Love, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, Let It Go, Come What May, Secret Love, New York, New York, As Time Goes By, Somewhere Out There, High Hopes, This Is Me, The Power Of Love, Ben, Blaze Of Glory, I Believe I Can Fly, Can't Help Falling In Love, The Candy Man, Charade, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40601b | Songbook | $27.50 | PVG


Various : 100 Women of Pop and Rock : Solo : Songbook : 888680827618 : 1540036685 : 00284391

Various : 100 Women of Pop and Rock

This collection features 100 songs arranged for piano, voice and guitar from 100 iconic female artists. Artists showcased include Adele, Pat Benatar, Beyoncé, Karen Carpenter, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Lorde, Madonna, Idina Menzel, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Amy Winehouse, and many others.

Songlist: Midnight Blue, Linger, Beautiful, Last Dance, Landslide, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Time After Time, Love Song, You're No Good, You Oughta Know, Stay, I Will Remember You, All I Wanna Do, Wannabe, You Were Meant For Me, This Woman's Work, Lady Marmalade, Kind & Generous, You're Still The One, Doo Wop (That Thing), Come Away With Me, Cowboy Take Me Away, When You're Gone, Let It Go, Respect, I'm The Only One, Chuck E's In Love, That's What Friends Are For, As Tears Go By, Ain't Nobody, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40608b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Songs for Singers : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088991906 : 1480383112 : 00125528

Various Arrangers : Songs for Singers

This vocal/piano collection features 25 pop/rock songs: Before He Cheats - Constant Craving - Didn't We Almost Have It All - Firework - Girl on Fire - Halo - I Can't Make You Love Me - If I Could Turn Back Time - It's Too Late - My Heart Will Go On - Piece of My Heart - The Rose - Royals - Skyfall - True Colors - The Way We Were - White Horse - You're Still the One - and more.

Songlist: The Rose, Always Be My Baby, It's Too Late, My Heart Will Go On, You're Still The One, That's What Friends Are For, Halo, Un-break My Heart, Piece Of My Heart, Black Velvet, Before He Cheats, White Horse, Constant Craving, Didn't We Almost Have It All, Firework, Skyfall, Girl On Fire (Inferno Version), Royals, The Greatest Love Of All, If I Could Turn Back Time, True Colors, The Way We Were, What's Love Got To Do With It, The Wind Beneath My Wings, I Can't Make You Love Me

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Voicing: Solo | 4145b | Songbook | $14.95 | With Piano


Individual Folios

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The Way We Were : SATB : Linda Spevacek : Marvin Hamlisch : Barbra Streisand : Songbook : 08740711 : 073999407112

Linda Spevacek : The Way We Were

Barbra Streisand's classic in a lovely a cappella setting.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Marvin Hamlisch Performed By: Barbra Streisand

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740711

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