Bette Midler: 5 of the Best

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Bette Midler: 5 of the Best

Posted 1 Dec 2021
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Bette Midler. Photo by Robert Knight Archive/Redferns/Getty Images

The world first met her as The Divine Miss M on Broadway in 1972; until a string of movie roles made Bette Midler a household name by the dawn of the 80s. With an uncanny ability to always make everything her own, the veil between the Midler we see on screen and the Midler we could expect to meet in person always seems so fine, making the soundtracks to her cinematic blockbusters seem like the soundtrack to her wonderfully colourful life.

We’re celebrating the Divine Miss M with a selection of her biggest, boldest, brightest hits. Enjoy!

1. “Wind Beneath My Wings”

Bette’s number one hit from her 1988 box office smash, Beaches hits straight in the heart – every single time.

2. “From A Distance”

In 1990, she gave us this instant classic from the album Some People’s Lives. Originally written by Julie Gold in 1985, the song had been covered many times but Bette truly makes it her own.

3. “The Rose”

The theme song from Midler’s 1979 cinematic debut by the same name won her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Performance that year – beating out the most formidable competitors, including Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer!

4. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

The second single from her debut solo album, 1972’s The Divine Miss M puts her signature spin on a swinging 1940s classic.

5. “Do You Want To Dance”

Also from The Divine Miss M, is this sultry single that gives us a window to the softer side of the altogether ferocious star. 


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