Barbra Streisand Tour
The inimitable Barbra Streisand will be going on tour in the summer of 2016, marking her first time performing public concerts in three years. The legendary screen and stage star is revered as one of the most talented performers of her generation, and for good reason: The icon is an EGOT winner with more than six decades of experience performing in front of audiences.
In honor of the upcoming Barbra Streisand tour, we’ve made a list of her top 10 songs fans love to hear in concert. You can also check out details for the upcoming tour, including dates and ticket information, on our blog.
“Don’t Rain on My Parade”
One of the most famous Barbra Streisand songs in this star’s repertoire, “Don’t Rain on My Parade” is always an audience favorite, thanks to its memorable appearance in “Funny Girl.” In recent years, Babs has performed the song as a medley with other Broadway favorites like “Rose’s Turn” and “Some People.” No matter what, it’s always a highlight of her live show.
Composed by Streisand herself, “Evergreen” won an Academy Award in 1977 for Best Original Song. The song served as the theme to Streisand’s remake of “A Star Is Born,” one of her most memorable film roles.
“Happy Days Are Here Again”
Streisand’s 1962 reimagining of the song “Happy Days Are Here Again” gave new life to the perky 1920s hit, and it’s still a favorite at her concerts today. Here’s a duet from a very young Streisand and the legendary Judy Garland from the short-lived 1960s program “The Judy Garland Show.”
“Here’s to Life”
Only Barbra Streisand could improve on jazz star Shirley Horn’s signature song, “Here’s to Life.” Her inspired live performances of the timeless classic have impressed fans around the world.
A cover of the French song “Mon Homme,” Streisand’s version of “My Man” has become one of her most famous songs ever since it was included in the film adaptation of “Funny Girl.”
Another selection from “Funny Girl,” “People” is the most performed song at Barbra Streisand concerts according to setlist.fm. The staple of her setlist always remains one of the most moving parts of every performance.
This optimistic Charlie Chaplin song has become a staple of Barbra Streisand concerts in recent years, ever since she released her 2003 cover of popular movie songs. It’s a perfect fit for her warm, emotive voice.
Barbra Streisand didn’t originate the song “Somewhere,” but her incomparable vocals make this Broadway classic shine. Watch this masterful duet of the “West Side Story” favorite with vocal group Il Divo.
“The Way We Were”
The self-titled theme to Streisand’s adored 1973 film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song thanks to the efforts of the film’s composer, Marvin Hamlisch. Now one of her most iconic hits, the track is a regular feature on Barbra Streisand setlists.
“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”
Streisand originally recorded this No. 1 hit with Neil Diamond, but her solo version packs even more of a punch. When Streisand tackles this emotional song alone on stage, her impassioned performance gets to reach its full potential.