Billboard #1 Hits: #692: ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’- Bette Midler. June 10, 1989. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’- Bette Midler
- Record Company- Atlantic
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar
- Time: 4:54
- B-side’ Oh Industry’
- Album- Beaches Original Soundtrack Recording
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia.
‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ was first recorded as a country and western song in Australia by Kamahl in 1982. Over the 1980’s it was also recorded by Roger Whitaker, Lou Rawls, Sheena Easton and Lee Greenwood [who thought up that duet?] the great Lou Rawls and Gary Morris. At the end of the decade Bette Midler took it to #1 and won Grammy’s for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. In a UK poll it was named the most played song at British funerals. I think I will go with ‘Revolution #9’ myself.