Barbra Streisand - I'm The Greatest Star Lyrics




[Fanny waits for Eddie to come out of the theatre and tries to explain that she doesn't fit into the chorus because she's got star potential]

[Fanny:]
Listen
I've got thirty-six expressions
Sweet as pie to tough as leather
And that's six expressions more
Than all them Barrymores put together
Instead of just kicking me
Why don't they give me a lift?
It must be a plot
'Cause they're scared that I got
Such a gift-well, I'm miffed-'cause
I'm the greatest star
I am by far, but no one knows it!
Wait, they're gonna hear a voice
A silver flute-ah hah, ah hah
They'll cheer each toot (Hey! I hear she's terrific)
When I expose it
Now, can't you see to look at me
That I'm a natural Camille?
As Camille I just feel
I've so much to offer
Listen kid, I know I'd be divine because
I'm a natural cougher
[Coughs]
Some ain't got it-not a lump
I'm a great big clump of talent!
Laugh
They'll bend in half
(Did you ever hear the story about the traveling salesman?)
A thousand jokes
Stick around for the jokes
A thousand faces
I reiterate
When you're gifted
Then you're gifted
These are facts-I got no axe to grind
Hey, what are they-blind?
In all of the world so far
I'm the greatest star
Who is the pip with piz-azz?
Who is all ginger and jazz?
Who is as glamorous as?
Who's an American Beauty rose
With an American Beauty nose
And ten American Beauty toes
Eyes on the target, and wham-
One shot, one gun shot and bam!
Hey, Mr. Keaney, here I am!
I'm the greatest star
I am by far
But no one knows it!
That's why I was born
I'll blow my horn
Till someone blows it!
I'll light up like a light
Right up like a light
I'll flicker, then flare up
All the world's gonna stare up
Lookin' down
You'll never see me
Try the sky
'Cause that'll be me
I can make 'em cry
I can make 'em sigh
Someday they'll clamor
For my dram-er
Have you guessed yet
Who's the best yet?
If you ain't I'll tell you one more time
You bet your last dime
In all of the world so far
I'm the greatest, greatest star!





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Barbra Streisand I'm The Greatest Star Comments
  1. Hadrian Valarius

    I could imagine being married to a Jewish girl like that I'd be laughing always

  2. Kevin El Chido 214

    De que película es esta escena?

  3. Ali Catouis

    Who's here after Glee? 😂

  4. Marc Ackerman

    Fifty years ago, I walked into the movie theatre to watch Funny Girl. I wasn't familiar with Streisand at all. She had me at "I'm the greatest star". Been a fan ever since.

  5. Stephany Georgerin

    Lea Michelle does an AMAZING job covering these songs from Brabra ... it’s incredible how alike they are!!!

  6. Kendra Johnson

    I'm starting to understand Rachel Berry's fashion sense.

    Chimnese Davids

    Fannie Bryce was her idol.

  7. Niamh Speirs

    Who ever thought Barbra Streisand wasn’t pretty needs their eyes tested !

  8. Cult Leader Greg

    That building needs a paintjob.

  9. Joey Saintsurin

    Deuteronomy28 Blacks who scattered during slavery are Jews we're God's chosen. The Bible isn't a white man's book it's black culture until you believe that you're still a slave....

  10. Brooklyn Hamdalla

    [FANNY]
    I got 36 expressions!
    Sweet as pie to tough as leather
    And that's six expressions more than all them Barrymores put together
    Instead of just kicking me why don't they give me a lift?
    Well, it must be a plot!
    'Cause their scared that I got...such a gift?
    Well, I'm miffed

    Cause I'm
    The Greatest Star
    I am by far!
    But no one knows it--WAIT
    They're gonna hear a voice
    A silver flute (ah ooh ah ooh)
    They'll cheer each toot
    (Hey, that kid is terrific, mmm)
    When I expose it
    (Now can't ya see to look at me that)
    I'm a natural Camille
    As Camille I just feel
    I've so much to offer
    (Hey, listen kid I know I'd be divine because)
    I'm a natural cougher
    (ahoo, aheh, ahay)
    Some ain't got it, not a lump
    I'm a great big clump of talent
    Laugh!
    (ha ha ha ha)
    They'll bend in half
    (Did you ever hear the story about the traveling salesman?)
    A thousand jokes
    (Stick around for the jokes!)
    A thousand faces
    I reiterate
    When you're gifted, then you're gifted
    These are facts
    I've got no axe to grind
    Hey, whaddaya blind?
    In all of the world so far
    I'm the greatest star

    No autographs, please
    Ya think beautiful girls are gonna stay in style forever?
    I should say not
    Any minute now they're gonna be out
    Finished!
    Then it'll be my turn
    Hmph!

    Who is the pip with pizzazz?
    Who is all ginger and jazz?
    Who is as glamourous as?
    Who's an american beauty rose?
    With an american beauty NOSE!!!
    And ten american beauty toes?
    Eye on the target and wham
    One shot. One gun shot and BAM!
    Hey Mister Keeney!
    Here I am!

    I'm the greatest star
    I am by far
    But no one knows it
    That's why I was born
    I'll blow my horn
    Till someone blows it
    I'll light up like a light
    Right up like a light
    I'll flicker then flare up!
    All the world's gonna stare up!
    Looking down you'll never see me
    Try the sky cause that'll be me!

    I can make 'em cry!
    I can make 'em sigh!
    Someday they'll clamor for my drama
    Have ya guessed YET!
    Who's the best yet?
    If ya ain't, I'll tell ya one more time
    You'll bet your last dime
    In all of the world so far
    I am the greatest, greatest
    Staaaarrrr

  11. richard fouts

    "you've got to face facts. you're not like the other girls." Yeah, cause she's the greatest star. when you're gifted .... then you're gifted.

  12. Lyn Yaya

    Too much perfection in only 4:50

  13. Good Golly Miss Polly

    My attempts seem to irritate people too.

  14. Helen 22

    FUNNY GIRL / FUNNY LADY THE GREATEST STAR 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  15. Dianne Cassata

    I have dreamed for years abt seeing her in person!.. It’s #1 on my bucket list!.This is my favorite movie of hers!

    CameraPhobe

    Dianne Cassata - I hope you get the opportunity one day. I never thought I would have the chance- and then I snagged a nosebleed seat to her Millennium NYE show. And subsequently, I’ve seen her twice since. Fingers crossed for you! ❤️

    Dianne Cassata

    CameraPhobe Thank you very much!.. Im still hoping! Lucky you!!!

  16. annika ysip

    Listen
    I've got thirty-six expressions
    Sweet as pie to tough as leather
    And that's six expressions more
    Than all them Barrymores put together
    Instead of just kicking me
    Why don't they give me a lift?
    It must be a plot
    'Cause they're scared that I got
    Such a gift-well, I'm miffed-'cause
    I'm the greatest star
    I am by far, but no one knows it!
    Wait, they're gonna hear a voice
    A silver flute-ah hah, ah hah
    They'll cheer each toot (Hey! I hear she's terrific)
    When I expose it
    Now, can't you see to look at me
    That I'm a natural Camille?
    As Camille I just feel
    I've so much to offer
    Listen kid, I know I'd be divine because
    I'm a natural cougher
    [Coughs]
    Some ain't got it-not a lump
    I'm a great big clump of talent!
    Laugh
    They'll bend in half
    (Did you ever hear the story about the traveling salesman?)
    A thousand jokes
    Stick around for the jokes
    A thousand faces
    I reiterate
    When you're gifted
    Then you're gifted
    These are facts-I got no axe to grind
    Hey, what are they-blind?
    In all of the world so far
    I'm the greatest star
    Who is the pip with piz-azz?
    Who is all ginger and jazz?
    Who is as glamorous as?
    Who's an American Beauty rose
    With an American Beauty nose
    And ten American Beauty toes
    Eyes on the target, and wham-
    One shot, one gun shot and bam!
    Hey, Mr. Keaney, here I am!
    I'm the greatest star
    I am by far
    But no one knows it!
    That's why I was born
    I'll blow my horn
    Till someone blows it!
    I'll light up like a light
    Right up like a light
    I'll flicker, then flare up
    All the world's gonna stare up
    Lookin' down
    You'll never see me
    Try the sky
    'Cause that'll be me
    I can make 'em cry
    I can make 'em sigh
    Someday they'll clamor
    For my dram-er
    Have you guessed yet
    Who's the best yet?
    If you ain't I'll tell you one more time
    You bet your last dime
    In all of the world so far
    I'm the greatest, greatest star!

  17. Valentin Lazar

    And Barbra IS the greatest star!
    I am planning an around the world journey on bike. Estimated start: February 2020. When I sometimes start doubting in myself I just listen to this song and I could conquer the world!
    U are going to see me in the sky next to all actors writers and adventurers! God bless all of us!

  18. kelly mckay

    Yes Barbra Streisand is the Greatest Star #1

  19. Chi-town

    So ironic she sang those words in her movie debut and since then we all have known that she is just that...the greatest star ⭐️

  20. Luiz Henrique

    2019 🙋‍♂️

  21. UHFStation1

    Saw Yentl. Mandy is a fine actor.

  22. 野狐禅花嶋

    I love this film!

    And I listened this “Funny Girl Review”
    https://youtu.be/tgsdjzuVMcI

  23. Del Cee

    Babs should never have stolen Hello Dolly from Channing. Babs just wasn't good enough for that role at her young age, and less experience than Carol Channing. I wish they would have given it to Carol.

  24. King Cole

    P.S. Seven years later, she was singing for Kings and Queens! Fast forward this scene to "Funny Lady", a CERTIFIED Star singing "How Lucky Can You Get!".

  25. King Cole

    All other comparisons trail. This filmed performance by La Streisand is an affirmation that becomes manifest by her presence today. NO ONE does it better!

  26. IRD

    She sounds like Cardi B in this...

  27. KELINA AYERS

    BARBRA STREISAND

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE &

    SONGS FROM THIS CLASSIC MOVIES "FUNNY GIRL" ALONG WITH HER GREATEST HITS,

    AND SHE'S ONE OF A KIND YES VERY EXTRAORDINARY ACTRESS
    SINGER, SONGWRITER, JUST TO NAME A FEW,

    "THE GREATEST BY FAR" YES A TRUE STAR

  28. Jessika Ataide

    LOVE WHEN SHE DOES THIS 2:06

  29. Marc Ackerman

    Her talent is over the roof. Knocks it out of the ball park every time.

  30. Rodney Walker

    I like Diana Ross and The Supremes version better

  31. Mesalonika

    I never tired of this scene!! Indeed Barbra..no authographs.. who is the ginger of ..jazz? American Beauty Nose? damn hey "eternity" here she is !!! I blow her horn!!

  32. Lauren Lau

    This song was my performance song

  33. Jamila Brown

    She’s so captivating in this number. Not just singing , but also the acting. She’s so funny.

  34. rusty monkey

    "You think beautiful girls are going to stay in style, forever" Love that! Barbra is BEAUTY !!!!

  35. Yacaranday Gonzalez

    me: why do i feel like i'm being yelled at?
    my other me: *enjoys it*

  36. Haadiya Herd

    She is the ultinate goat

  37. 日和

    レイチェルにどことなく似てるw
    なるほど。
    ホントに憧れなんだな。

  38. LOYAL ROYAL

    IM A BAGEL ON A PLATE FULL OF ONION ROLLS !!! 😀 😎 ❎ ✅

  39. K Hunt

    When this woman sings, the world insults her with their Honors. She Surpasses all efforts. I am sorry for you.

  40. sarai

    Amazing

  41. stan ochocki

    LOL....The greatest and most lavish film 'One woman stage production' that Hollywood ever schlepped up. 50 years plus, down-the-road and that Damned out-of-place-AND-time-period, as well as that 'Cleopatra' eye make-up. The Producers could have saved money by just having Babs stand on a bare stage and do scenery changes and let her sing and do antics. A damn great voice, all-round great shtick--BUT to this day, an annoying, personal appearance on film.

  42. K Hunt

    Dear God, she can really Belt one out.

  43. K Hunt

    Yes, You Are! That Voice! A Gift From God Almighty.

  44. Victor TalkingMachine

    Jennifer Lawrence looks and acts like her now.

  45. Bill Piechocki

    So prophetic...

  46. Christinasvenska

    Does anyone know if Barbra sang this in Eb Major, the original published key?

  47. Jay LO

    Yes you are queen....yes you are

  48. Jay LO

    Jesus Christ I LOVE THIS WOMAN!!!!!!!!!

  49. Thais Cardozo

    Chris Colfer version is very very very better!!!

    Sophia Yonekura

    Thais Cardozo true

  50. Code Yishu

    Sschtick around for the jokes

  51. Julia Resende

    Eu sou a única brasileira

    Sophia Yonekura

    Julia Resende vc n é a única

    Julia Resende

    Indigo Zap que bom

  52. Saylor Hurtuk

    I love Barbara Streisand 😍

  53. Sumru Avcı

    Epic...

  54. rockstarr

    She's such a natural comedian, and of course one of the greatest performers of all time. The greatest star, and everyone knows it. I sang one of her show tunes and the crowd went blank face, lol. Tough crowd (maybe the wrong crowd). Not sure if they liked it or not, heh.

  55. Sara J

    Her highlighter was poppin

  56. Suzanne Derusha

    Awesome!

  57. Annie the Army

    yo if it wasnt for glee i wouldn't have loved funny girl.

  58. MusicToMyEars

    How prophetic. God gave Barbra a voice that is unequaled in many generations. The greatest star!

  59. billy sman

    Lea Michele's version is better.

  60. Bow Tie Boy

    4:33 did she have a seizure?

  61. Mary

    I agree, Streisand is the greatest star and has been for the last 50+ years. She is one of a kind and that voice (can you believe when she was starting out some fool told her to get a nose job or she would never make it as a singer...what a loss that would have been!?!). Just an incredible performer. Is there any part of the movie and music professions that she hasn't conquered?!? But, best of all she did it her way and on her terms!!!

  62. vale garza

    Amazing

  63. Mark Whitman

    Love Barbra in this movie and "Way we were" and "prince of tides" As great as she is I still think Judy Garland was greatest singer and talent of the 20th Century because when she was very very young her voice was astounding as I am not sure Barbra was that great at such a young age. Judy had soul when she sang and the wonderful Barbra didn't so that is why I feel the way I do.

  64. The Miss Saigon

    i love barbra streisand since then and now❤❤❤

  65. Catherine Satti

    Ok

    Je

  66. Nurse Grace

    A no-talent embarrassment : ) I mean, REALLY!

  67. Writing Kids

    When you hear her at 2:40, you can see that she really beleives in herself, and she thinks she can make it. But when she sees the empty crowd, it doesn't deterr her. In fact, it makes her more determined to acheive her dreams. Really commendable that she can put so much emotion into a song. At 14, I only know one other person who loves this song as much as me. Sad to see that there isn't much appreciation for these works of art anymore. :(

    Shivani Bhamidi

    omggg so true!!!

  68. MagicalMusic34

    "I'm a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls!" 😂 #Relatable.

  69. your squip

    I'm using the song for auditions ayyy

  70. Søren

    2:17 Mr Keeney, HOW CAN YOU SHUT THE DOOR AFTER HEARING THAT NOTE ??!! Are you a moron ?!

  71. Jody King

    Can someone make a karaoke of this

  72. Brian Eduardo

    Was worth the Oscar all on its own!

  73. Vanessa White

    This is one of my favorite musicals!

  74. ANTHONY SPENCER

    When she sings" In all of the world so far............I'm the greatest star", it's really hard to argue with that kind of logic.

    ciara knowes

    ANTHONY SPENCER 😍😍😍yes

  75. Lani Green

    Highlighter poppin

  76. Detectivefiction

    From about 2:42 onward this song sounds almost like something Judy Garland would have sung.

  77. Major Shipper

    If you're going to come here to say you thought someone did it better why bother? I'm a fan of glee but chris can't touch Barbra. PSA : there's a reason lea was chosen to do a tribute to Barbra a few years back 😉

  78. Kirsti Swanson

    This is just my opinion but Kurt Hummel from glee version is better

  79. gskirkanich

    I believe

  80. Dannica Carpio

    wow. she is amazing.

  81. Sherrie McCann

    "Stick around for the jokes" My fav part XD (Is it only me or does this song make you feel like... A Great Star???)

  82. roslyn corsey

    Love her always have since I was 10

  83. Taka Ono

    ...And that was the last time Barbara Streisand performed to an empty house.

  84. ibuprofem

    I'm gonna sing this for an audition. Any tips for mimic and body language?

    Viktoria F.

    It'sFemke So to me, I feel she is just being herself. Using this video is an amazing reference but it looks like she is just having fun. If you try too hard to mimic her every move, I feel it won’t go as well. Be original! Also, take the feeling of being rejected from something you long to be in (like a show or sports team) or being put to the side all the time. That’s how I feel she’s doing it. And now this song is to show people how well you can sing! Good luck!

  85. ibuprofem

    I'm gonna sing this for an audition. Any tips for mimic and body language?

    Siri Hammond

    I'm a year too late, of course, but I wouldn't try to mimic Babs, but try to understand what the character Fanny is feeling here and trying to accomplish with this song. She is desperate to make someone see her as she sees herself, to recognize that the fire inside her is marketable and worthy and give her a chance to prove herself. Everything you do in this song has to be to get someone - even yourself at the times you are discouraged - to believe in you. I hope it went well!

    Lillian Lunt

    Just act like a diva

    trayra1

    I hope you didn't do it. You'll only be compared to one of the greatest singers of all time. That's never good.

  86. Elaine Snow

    Listening to Streisand is like looking at a case filled with jewels and not even seeing the others because of the huge blue diamond there: gorgeous, valuable and like something you'll never see again. That's Barbra.

  87. steven harrington

    This song is SOO Miranda Sings!😂😂😂




    Not hating, I love Barbra.

  88. Hilarysophia delgado

    its 2016 im 12 and im still watching this and hearing every song

  89. Tom Clark

    First she says she has thirty-six expressions. She soon says she has a thousand faces. See, they just made up these things as they went along.

  90. Clare Quilty

    This, and other tunes from "Funny Girl," was a lot better on the Broadway album than on the movie soundtrack where Streisand decided to ACT the songs for us.

  91. nicole owusuansah

    I'm a 21st century kid that loves old time movies like this. Nobody understands how it feels Ughhh

    Kailan Nogueira

    Sakura-chan bruh sound effect #2 you should be in school

    Cactus Flowers

    Hannah Nara no you weren’t. Sure, not as many people appreciate these musicals now, but you were born in a generation were you could easily access these these musicals and reach people across the world with the same opinion, while openly sharing your beliefs without getting arrested.

    Kate Gosling

    same!!!!! im 12 and I cant stop watching Meet Me In St. Louis, High Society, Sing'n in the Rain, etc.

    Kailan Nogueira

    Kate Gosling oof

  92. Charista Ellyana Roland

    21 peoples who unlike this video are just....deaf or blind? idk. hahahaha.

    Ronaldo Sosa

    charista ellyana Maybe both

    Charista Ellyana Roland

    @Ronaldo Sosa yes u right, my friend hahahaha

  93. Violet Harmon

    Lea was better

    Disney Music Videos

    +awesomegirl Yeah lol

    Isabel Veitch

    Barbra is the original and nobody can be as good as her but Lea comes super close

    Jorge Guzmán

    Violet Harmon Delete your account fatty

    Sophia Yonekura

    Colfer was better

    Juliette Veronica

    My personal opinion: Lea doing Barbra’s work vs Barbra doing her own, Barbra wins.

    Lea doing her own work vs Barbra doing her own, Lea wins.

    If you guys didn’t know, Lea was a Broadway performer before glee and her vocals shined even more there. She has a voice that is hard to beat.

  94. Tia Reynolds

    This song is my anthem

  95. adyonka branch

    Omg i love barbera and Chris Colfer did not pull it off as good as she did but i still love all the glee ones lol

  96. Zodija

    Lyric correction: "You think beautiful girls are going to stay in style forever?"

    Zodija

    @***** Do you think Fannie Bryce was beautiful?