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"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album A Star Is Born: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side "I Believe in Love"
Released December 1976
Format 7"
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop
Length 3:04
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams
Producer Barbra Streisand, Phil Ramone

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" is the well known theme song from the 1976 film A Star Is Born. It was composed and performed by Barbra Streisand with lyrics by Paul Williams. The song was released on the soundtrack to A Star Is Born.

Streisand earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song, her second overall, as composer of the song. With "Evergreen", Streisand earned a Grammy Award for Song of the Year as well. She and Williams also won Golden Globes in the category of Best Original Song for the song.

The single was a worldwide success, spending three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and six weeks atop the adult contemporary chart. This was Streisand's second Hot 100 #1 song (following "The Way We Were" in 1974), and her third chart-topper on the adult contemporary chart ("The Way We Were" and 1964's "People").[1]

Streisand also recorded versions of the song in Spanish ("Tema de Amor de Nace Una Estrella"), French ( "De Reve en Reverie"), and Italian ("Sempreverde"). Of these versions, only the Spanish version of the song has been released commercially as a track on the CD single, "I Finally Found Someone", a duet with Bryan Adams and on the import CD version of the "A Star is Born" remastered soundtrack.

The song is mentioned in Julie Brown's 1984 song "The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" with the lyrics "The band was playing Evergreen/All of a sudden somebody screamed/'Look out! The homecoming queen's got a gun!'"

Other versions

Songwriter Paul Williams recorded the song for his album "Classics" (1977). British singer Hazell Dean recorded a dance version of the song. It was released as a single in 1984. Luther Vandross Luther Vandross recorded the song for his album"Songs"(1994).

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
Preceded by
"New Kid in Town" by Eagles
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 5 - March 19, 1977
Succeeded by
"Rich Girl" by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Preceded by
"I'm Easy" from Nashville
Academy Award for Best Original Song
1976
Succeeded by
"You Light Up My Life" from You Light Up My Life
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