Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl

QuaranTune #17: "People" from Funny Girl

A show tune a day keeps the quarantine blues at bay...

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Today's #QuaranTune is a 1964 classic that reminds us just how precious people are...

Written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, "People" first debuted in the 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girl and was performed by Barbra Streisand as the much-loved comedian, Broadway & Hollywood star Fanny Brice. The show tune quickly became eternally synonymous with Streisand's music career and has also been covered by a who's who of the music industry, most notably including the likes of Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole and, of course, The Supremes.

Streisand's performance was immortalised on the silver screen with the 1968 film adaptation, when she reprised her Broadway role for Hollywood. And it's this version of "People" that we bring to you as our #QuaranTune of the day...



And if you just can't get enough of the classic show tune, here is pop megastar Jennifer Lopez's rendition that aired as part of this past weekend's international fundraiser "One World: Together at Home," filmed during Ms. Lopez's (splendid) isolation whilst sporting Ms. Streisand on her top...


People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.
(Fanny Brice, Funny Girl)

(Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures)


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