The Info List - What Kind Of Fool

"What Kind of Fool" is the title of a vocal duet from 1981 (see 1981 in music) by singers Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
and Barry Gibb. The song was written by Gibb and Albhy Galuten.


1 Background 2 Glee
Version 3 Personnel 4 References

Background[edit] 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
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."[1] 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. Glee
Version[edit] Popular American TV serial Glee
covered this song in 2011 by fictional character Blaine Anderson
Blaine Anderson
(as played by Darren Criss). This was featured on their soundtrack album Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers. No Glee
episode had featured this version, as it is only appeared in the album. Personnel[edit]

Barbra Streisand Lead vocals

Barry Gibb Vocals

Pete Carr Guitar

George Ritzer Grand piano

Harold Cowart Bass guitar

Steve Gadd Drums

Bernard Lupe Drums

Peter Graves Trombone

Ken Faulk Trumpet


^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)

Preceded by "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks number-one single March 14, 1981 - April 4, 1981 Succeeded by "Angel of the Morning" by