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Top 4 Singers of "The Way We Were"

Updated on September 19, 2019

Gladys Knight, brilliantly performs "The Way We Were"

Gladys Knight does a brilliant job with this most unique and memorable Grammy Award winning song written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch (music)
Gladys Knight does a brilliant job with this most unique and memorable Grammy Award winning song written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch (music)

Gladys Knight performs her powerful rendition of "The Way We Were"

Gladys Knight Is One of the Most Dynamic Female Performers Today

"One of the most powerful voices of this century is #Gladys Knight. Her hits include Midnight Train to Georgia, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me and Neither One of Us. The list of Gladys Knight's, outstanding hits proves that she continues to be one of the most powerful female performers today. Some refer to Gladys, as the "Empress of Soul." She is best known for her hits with the Pips in the 60's and 70's, while at Motown Records.

Gladys, has a tremendous source of creativity when it comes to performing beautiful love songs with powerful lyrics. This accomplished, adroit artist explained, "I always choose my music by its lyrical content." She proved this as the lights were lowered and subtle lighting lingered in the background. She casually took a seat as the magnetic lyrics of #The Way We Were exuded from her lips. Audience members, went into a complete burst of applauds and screams. Gladys Knight is truly one of the most prolific performers today. She has been chosen as one of the Top Four performers of this flawless, timeless, award winning masterpiece. You be the judge! Presented in the video within this article is Gladys Knight, performing The Way We Were.

Now That's Entertainment with promoter Rick Coley, featured this exquisite source of talent recently as well as the multi-talented Howard Hewett, hosted by comedian, Trina B Real. The article for this event will be featured here on Friday, December 25th, 2015. It will include interviews, videos and photos of Gladys Knight, Howard Hewett and audience members, who expressed how much they enjoyed the performances of these tremendous artists. For more information on NTE's future show featuring Stephanie Mills, on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 go to the bottom of this article or contact Rick Coley at (302)290-8257.

Barbara Streisand, magnificently performs "The Way We Were" at a previous concert.


Barbara Streisand, is an illustrious singer, songwriter, actress and filmmaker.

Barbara Streisand, is the most prominent performer of this masterpiece The Way We Were. Natalia Chiddo, described this transcendent song as, "The most beautiful soundtrack which has ever been made." (Youtube) Streisand, masterfully sings this distinctive arrangement of lyrics and music. "During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards, and has been nicknamed Queen of The Divas." Barbara, has been awarded a splendid combination of every major source of recognition. "She is among a select group of entertainers who have been honored with an #Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award." (Wikipedia)

Streisand's, performance of this resplendent song The Way We Were is unforgettable. Her refined stage presence captivates members of her audience. Who did it best? You decide as #Barbara Streisand, sings her blissful rendition of The Way We Were.

YouTube video of Barbara performing her song “The Way We Were.”

Some History of this award winning song "The Way We Were"

Song's History
Composers & Awards
Years as a Top Hit
Released & Recorded
November 1973
Top tune in American Cinema (2004)
Lyrics and Music by
Alan & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) Marvin Hamlisch (music)
Billboard Hot 100 chart (1994)
Billboard #1 pop hit, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Grammy Hall of Fame
#1 pop hit of (1974)

Gerald Alston, performed the award winning song, "The Way We Were" from the heart.

Gerald Alston, performs "The Way We Were" at the Memorial service of Blue Lovett

Gerald Alston, of The Manhattans, Captivates the heart during his performance of "The Way We Were"

Gerald Alston, is one of the most outstanding male performers of this century. His stunning rendition of The Way We Were, at the memorial service of #Winfred Blue Lovett, was mind-blowing and heart wrenching. Lovett, was the base singer of the Manhattans' group before his untimely death. Gerald, served as the lead singer of this group. Their relationship was not only very close but endearing.

Powerful descriptions of Gerald's talent has been expressed as, "Alston's Sam Cooke-influenced tenor voice became the signature for that group providing the Manhattans with their first major crossover success via top ten hits Kiss and Say Goodbye and Shining Star. Alston's smooth voice and phrasing were among the best in soul. . ." (YouTube) As lead singer of the Manhattans, Gerald as well as the group has won #Grammy and Billboard awards over the years. Devout fans describes Gerald as, "Can't get enough of his singing. . .smooth as silk," stated Jacquelyn Lester. "Sexy Smooth! Wow! What a voice. Thank you Gerald for the many years of great music," stated Linda Bachelor.

#Gerald Alston's, celestial voice continues to transcend throughout the years. His performance of The Way We Were, continues to touch the hearts of audience members as they are inspired into a frenzy of applauds. Once again! You decide, who sang it the best. Now, I would like to present "The Master of Vocals," Mr. Gerald Alston, as he sings one of the world's most beautiful love songs, The Way We Were.

Beyoncé, performs an excellent rendition of "The Way We Were" at a tribute for Barbara Streisand


Beyoncé Knowles Carter, gives a "Classic" version of "The Way We Were"

Beyoncé, is an outstanding singer-songwriter and actress. She enjoys performing songs centered around themes of love. Beyoncé's, spectacular performance of The Way We Were, clearly proves that point. An article on Wikipedia, went on to explain how, "Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously In Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide; it sold 12 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles Crazy in Love and Baby Boy." Her biography consist of major starring roles in movies such as #Dreamgirls, Obsessed and Pink Panther. In 2013, Beyoncé released "Her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, #Beyoncé, was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes."

Beyoncé, is ". . .one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won 20 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s decade. In 2009, #Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011. Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014. #Forbes magazine also listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015."

Now, I would like to present the final of these top four award winning singers Beyoncé, as she performs her powerful rendition of the timeless love song, The Way We Were. Each of these multi-talented artists featured their own style as they sang this song. You be the judge. Who did it the best? We must also admit that each artist captivates our hearts during their performance. Honestly, in the end, I enjoyed them all. If you really have an opinion, vote in the survey below. We would love to know your thoughts or if you think someone performed it better. Please let me know through the section entitled "comments," that is listed below.

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The World's Most Dynamic Performers of the award winning hit "The Way We Were"

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    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      5 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Hi Lawrence01,

      I totally agree. Each performer is great on their own. Each of them are multi-talented and I enjoyed all of their performances. This song "The Way We Were" is simply beautiful. Thanks again for your comment.

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Three of the artists I knew and wouldn't be able to choose as they're great un their own right. I enjoyed this hub.



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