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“WIND BENEATH MY WINGS (Lyrics) – BETTE MIDLER”

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The highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress

Bette Midler

for the soundtrack to the film Beaches. This version was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990. On October 24, 1991, Midler’s single was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies in the United States. In 2004 Midler’s version finished at No. 44 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

“Wind Beneath My Wings”

has also been recorded by Kerry Ellis, Lee Greenwood, B.J. Thomas, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Sheena Easton, Patti LaBelle, Captain and Tennille, Joe Longthorne, Eddie and Gerald Levert, John Tesh, Judy Collins, Shirley Bassey, RyanDan, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Sonata Arctica, Chyi Yu, Perry Como, Sergio Franchi, Steven Houghton and Celine Dion, Nancy LaMott, the Mighty Clouds of Joy and R. Kelly. Paloma San Basilio (Spanish version “Gracias a ti”) Lou Rawls sang the song at the nationally-televised 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala on January 19, 1985, the day before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan.

In a 2002 UK poll, “Wind Beneath My Wings” was found to be the most-played song at British funerals.[3]

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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in entertainment, female vocalist

 

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7 responses to ““WIND BENEATH MY WINGS (Lyrics) – BETTE MIDLER”

  1. vickgoodwin

    April 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I love her voice. Beautiful song.

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  2. IJYA

    April 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

    There’s a poetic touch to her voice, I feel like writing another poem!

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  3. Mouseycarl326

    April 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I sang this to my father when I got married.

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  4. America On Coffee

    April 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    So beautiful!

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  5. Mouseycarl326

    April 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    It was one of the ways I knew to show him that I cared. I still cry when I hear that song.

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  6. America On Coffee

    April 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    There is so much love in this song! Enough to captivate more love! Thank you for the beautiful, sentimental share, Mouseycarl326!

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  7. America On Coffee

    April 25, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Good musical lyrics come from good poetry! Stay inspired!

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