Bette Midler About

Bette Midler is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, comedienne and actress. Named in honor of Bette Davis, Midler’s career began performing off-broadway until she developed the stage persona The Divine Miss M while singing at the world-famous Continental Baths gay bathhouse. A pre-fame Barry Manilow, the venue’s in-house piano player, produced her Grammy-nominated debut album which scored three US top 40 singles including the Grammy-nominated “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. Midler took home the Best New Artist Grammy that year, her first of three career wins.

Throughout the 1970s, Midler found further success with music, Broadway, television and film. The Rose, Midler’s 1979 acting debut, earned her both Oscar and Academy Award nominations, and its namesake song won her a Golden Globe and another Grammy – also giving Midler her first success overseas.

The early 1980s proved less successful for Midler with four under-performing singles and a box office flop with the film Jinxed. However, the second half of the decade would prove far more fruitful with a handful of very successful films including Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Beaches, the latter featuring a chart-topping cover of “Wind Beneath My Wings” that won Midler her third Grammy and is considered one of the greatest songs in American film history.

Since 1990, Midler has continued to have various successes including the #2 song “From A Distance”, the Golden Globe-winning tv-movie Gyspy, the films Hocus Pocus and The First Wives Club, and two Gold-certified albums (For The Boys – Soundtrack and Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook). In 2008, Midler appeared in her own Vegas show titled The Showgirl Must Go On. In 2012, she won a lifetime award from the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. In 2017, Midler won a second Tony Award for her role in Hello, Dolly!.

Bette Midler Albums

It’s the Girls It’s the Girls Bette Midler Released November 4, 2014 7 7
Jackpot! The Best Bette Jackpot! The Best Bette Bette Midler Released September 23, 2008 12 6
Cool Yule Cool Yule Bette Midler Released October 10, 2006 6 8
Bette Bette Bette Midler Released October 10, 2000 2 10
Bathhouse Betty Bathhouse Betty Bette Midler Released September 15, 1998 4 7
Gypsy (Soundtrack) Gypsy (Soundtrack) Bette Midler Released November 23, 1993 6 12
No Frills No Frills Bette Midler Released August 1, 1983 3 8
Divine Madness Divine Madness Bette Midler Released November 7, 1980 2 2
Thighs and Whispers Thighs and Whispers Bette Midler Released October 1979 4 10
Broken Blossom Broken Blossom Bette Midler Released November 17, 1977 5 9
Live at Last Live at Last Bette Midler Released June 1977 7 7
Bette Midler Bette Midler Bette Midler Released November 16, 1973 6 8

Bette Midler Lyricsby Popularity

1 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler 28 2 The Friendship Theme by Georges Delerue Bette Midler 26 3 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Bette Midler 22 4 When a Man Loves a Woman Bette Midler 21 5 Whose Side Are You On? Bette Midler 18 6 Vickie Eydie/I'm Singing Broadway Bette Midler 18 7 Concert Monologue Bette Midler 17 8 I Never Talk to Strangers (Ft. Tom Waits) Bette Midler 17 9 When a Man Loves a Woman Bette Midler 16 10 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler 16 11 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Bette Midler 16 12 Shiver Me Timbers Bette Midler 16 13 The Glory of Love Bette Midler 16 14 Coping Bette Midler 16 15 Let Me Just Follow Behind Bette Midler 15 16 My One True Friend Bette Midler 15 17 I Think It’s Going to Rain Today Bette Midler 15 18 Those Wonderful Sophie Tucker Jokes Bette Midler 14 19 The Glory of Love Bette Midler 14 20 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most Bette Midler 14 21 Do You Wanna Dance? Bette Midler 14 22 Only in Miami Bette Midler 14 23 E Street Shuffle/Summer (the First Time)/Leader of the Pack Bette Midler 14 24 Tenderly Bette Midler 13 25 The Rose Bette Midler 13 26 Old Cape Cod Bette Midler 12 27 Give Him a Great Big Kiss Bette Midler 12 28 Soph Bette Midler 12 29 Intermission: You're Moving Out Today Bette Midler 11 30 Teach Me Tonight Bette Midler 11 31 (Talk to Me of) Mendocino Bette Midler 11 32 This Ole House Bette Midler 11 33 The Gift of Love Bette Midler 11 34 Everything's Coming Up Roses Bette Midler 11 35 In My Life Bette Midler 11 36 Midnight in Memphis Bette Midler 11 37 Hurricane Bette Midler 11 38 Surabaya Johnny Bette Midler 10 39 Uptown/Da Doo Run Run Bette Midler 10 40 Come and Get These Memories Bette Midler 10 41 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Bette Midler 10 42 God Give Me Strength Bette Midler 10 43 One Monkey Don't Stop No Show Bette Midler 10 44 My One True Friend Bette Midler 10 45 Baby June and Her Newsboys by Lacey Chabert (Ft. Blake Armstrong, Elisabeth Moss, Joey Ceo & Teo Weiner) Bette Midler 10 46 You’ll Never Get Away from Me (Ft. Peter Riegert) Bette Midler 10 47 Let Me Entertain You by Cynthia Gibb Bette Midler 10 48 Friends/Oh My My! Bette Midler 9 49 The Vicki Eydie Show Bette Midler 9 50 Fried Eggs Bette Midler 9 51 One Fine Day Bette Midler 9 52 Beast of Burden Bette Midler 9 53 Friends Bette Midler 9 54 That's How Love Moves Bette Midler 9 55 Some People Bette Midler 9 56 Do You Want to Dance? Bette Midler 9 57 From a Distance Bette Midler 9 58 Chapel of Love Bette Midler 9 59 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) Bette Midler 9 60 You Don't Know Me Bette Midler 9 61 La vie en rose Bette Midler 8 62 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Bette Midler 8 63 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Bette Midler 8 64 That's How Heartaches Are Made Bette Midler 8 65 I Sold My Heart to the Junkman Bette Midler 8 66 Miss Otis Regrets Bette Midler 8 67 Friends Bette Midler 8 68 Hang On in There, Baby Bette Midler 8 69 Delta Dawn Bette Midler 7 70 Drinking Again Bette Midler 7 71 Breaking Up Somebody's Home Bette Midler 7 72 Shiver Me Timbers Bette Midler 7 73 Mr. Sandman Bette Midler 7 74 In the Mood Bette Midler 7 75 I'll Be Home For Christmas Bette Midler 7 76 White Christmas Bette Midler 7 77 Friends (LIve) Bette Midler 7 78 To Comfort You Bette Midler 7 79 Beast of Burden Bette Midler 7 80 Homecoming Monologue Bette Midler 7 81 Rain Bette Midler 7 82 Married Men Bette Midler 7 83 Favorite Waste of Time Bette Midler 7 84 Strangers in the Night Bette Midler 6 85 Love Says It's Waiting Bette Midler 6 86 Twisted Bette Midler 6 87 My Eye on You Bette Midler 6 88 Baby It’s You Bette Midler 6 89 Cool Yule Bette Midler 6 90 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Bette Midler 6 91 Miss Otis Regrets Bette Midler 6 92 Bed of Roses Bette Midler 6 93 The Glory of Love Bette Midler 6 94 Little Lamb by Cynthia Gibb Bette Midler 6 95 Love Me with a Feeling Bette Midler 6 96 Yellow Beach Umbrella Bette Midler 5 97 In the Mood Bette Midler 5 98 Skylark Bette Midler 5 99 Heart Over Head Bette Midler 5 100 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler 5 101 Paradise Bette Midler 4 102 Buckets of Rain (Ft. Bob Dylan) Bette Midler 4