People

FunnyGirl

PROFILE
Composer Jule Styne
Lyricist Bob Merrill
Year Written 1964
About People
“People” was introduced by Barbra Streisand in the 1964 Broadway production of Funny Girl. This song has been popular since it was written. Streisand’s recording was the number one song in the country for four weeks in 1964.

Lyrics

People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world

We’re children needing other children
And yet, letting our grown up pride
Hide all the need inside
Acting more like children than children

People
God’s children
Were born to be free
To love
All people have a dream
For peace, for security
Let the world fall in love again
Please, please, let our lies not be in vain

Lovers are very special people
They’re the luckiest people in the world
With one person
One very special person
A feeling deep in your soul says
You were half, now you’re whole

No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person who needs people
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world

Session / Album Information

1968

“People” was recorded on March 27, 1969, but was not released on  I’ve Gotta Be Me until the Tony Bennett Complete Collection in 2011, though it was released as single and on various compilation albums. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1969: Columbia 45: 4-44755
  • 1969: CBS LP 12″: 63612 — Greatest Hits, Volume II (UK)
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9814 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Vol. IV
  • 1976: Warwick LP 12″: PR 5021 — The Very Best Of Tony Bennett: 20 Greatest Hits [UK]
  • 1976: Warwick/CBS LP 12″: CBS 5021 — The Very Best Of Tony Bennett: 20 Greatest Hits [UK]
  • 1991: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8151 — The Great American Composers: Jule Styne
  • 2003: Globo/Columbia CD: 0030 2 — All The Best [Brazil]
  • 2011: Disc #38 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK37) I’ve Gotta Be Me

1995

“People” was recorded in July 1995 and released that year on Here’s To The Ladies.  The song is in tribute to Barbra Streisand. It was arranged and conducted by Bill Holman.

This recording released on:

  • 1995: Columbia CD: CK 67349 — Here’s To The Ladies   (1995)
  • 1996: Columbia CD: SRCS-7936 — Here’s To The Ladies [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #62 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK60) Here’s To The Ladies

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes