"What Kind of Fool" is the title of a vocal duet from 1981 (see 1981
in music) by singers
Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. The song was
written by Gibb and Albhy Galuten.
The songs on the Guilty album were a collaboration between Streisand
and all the members of the Bee Gees, including Barry's brothers, Robin
and Maurice Gibb. But
Barry Gibb played the largest role of the
brothers on the album, co-writing and co-producing all of the tracks,
appearing on the album cover embracing Streisand, and singing two
duets with her. Co-producer Karl Richardson was quoted describing
Barry Gibb's contribution to this song: "He did the demo first. Barbra
sang to the demo, then he came back and replaced a couple of things
after he had heard what she was doing."
Released as the third single from Streisand's 1980 album Guilty, "What
Kind of Fool" was the third consecutive top ten single from the album
in the United States. "Woman in Love" reached number one on the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the album's title track (also a duet
between the two singers) reached number three, both in late 1980.
"What Kind of Fool" spent three weeks at number ten on the Hot 100 in
March and April 1981. It also spent four weeks atop the Billboard
adult contemporary chart.
Popular American TV serial
Glee covered this song in 2011 by fictional
Blaine Anderson (as played by Darren Criss). This was
featured on their soundtrack album Glee: The Music Presents the
Glee episode had featured this version, as it is only
appeared in the album.
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