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Barry Gibb and Barbra Streisand's Duet Was So Good That It Still Leaves People in Awe

Monica Otayza
Sep 23, 2021
03:28 A.M.
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Two iconic singers, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb, once unleashed an outstanding performance of their song "Guilty," much to the excitement of their fans.

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Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb are both iconic figures in their own right. Although they're from two different continents, they both united to present a commendable performance of a song that was top-notch in the 1990s.

Streisand was everybody’s favorite, with over six hit records all making it to the top 40 countdowns in two years. Gibb, on the other hand, was at the peak of his career.

Pop group The BEE GEES at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles | Photo: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

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THEIR RESPECTIVE CAREERS

Gibb earned the number one spot six times in the span of two years after teaming up with The Bee Gees, a rock 'n' roll band including his two brothers, Robin and Maurice.

Streisand considered featuring the Bee Gees in her “Guilty” and “Woman in Love” albums in 1980, and both pieces were warmly received by fans as they earned top ratings on the music charts. Gibb co-wrote the songs, and in 1983, the album bagged two more top 10 hits.

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THEIR ICONIC DUET

In her duet with Gibb, the two singers exchange lines over a smooth bossa nova groove. Speaking about the song, she said:

"I was having fun with him. The rhythm of the song gives you leeway to play. And I love to play."

Barbra Streisand on April 29, 2017 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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STREISAND'S EXTENSIVE CAREER

The pair worked well together, as Streisand trusted Gibb and his musical direction. After 25 years, they came together to make a riveting delivery of their duet, bringing their fans to tears.

Streisand is not just a reputable performer but an award-winning actress. After all, she stated in an interview that she had always wanted to be an actress more than a singer.

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STREISAND'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

She has at least 10 Grammy wins, 11 Golden Globes, and an American Film Institute Award. In 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

The artist has attested to setting high standards for herself. Growing up with an unsupportive mother and a deceased father she never met, she kept striving to be the best in whatever she ventured into.

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GIBB'S CAREER

Meanwhile, Gibb grew up surrounded by music. He and his brothers Maurice and Robin formed The Bee Gees, making their first hit in 1967. By the 1970s, they were one of the best pop groups with their catchy dance songs that remain classics today.

Some of their most notable hits include "Staying Alive," "Night Fever," and "How Deep Is Your Love." His hit song "Guilty" with Streisand became a huge hit in 1980.

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They went home with a Grammy for "Best Pop Duo or Group Vocal" for "Guilty," and they worked together again on "If Only You Were Mine." After Streisand posted about their latest partnership on social media, fans flocked to the comment section to express their admiration.

Fans wondered where the time had gone as their duet continued to send shivers down their spines. "Magic song," one fan called the collaboration.

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