BILLBOARD #1 HITS #692: ‘WIND BENEATH MY WINGS’ -BETTE MIDLER – JUNE 10, 1989

Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings (1996, CD) - Discogs

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.

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