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Bette Midler’s Signature Song

Please vote for one of Bette’s classics.

by Anonymousreply 1910/17/2020

Interesting that polling is so close.

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by Anonymousreply 210/16/2020

Both; the former emblematizes her raucous, satirical 70s persona and the latter her sappy, frauish 80s turn. Both are authentic to her.

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by Anonymousreply 410/16/2020

actually this is my fave of hers

bitch really puts it over

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by Anonymousreply 510/16/2020

Why isn't "Otto Titsling" a choice on your stupid, stupid poll OP?

by Anonymousreply 610/16/2020

You sound charming R6

by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020

I think this was a bigger global hit than both (#2 US, Wind hit #1) because of the whole suck off..I mean support our troops thing.

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by Anonymousreply 810/16/2020

"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B"

by Anonymousreply 910/16/2020

"From a Distance"

by Anonymousreply 1010/16/2020

I haaaaate both those songs

by Anonymousreply 1110/16/2020

Bette was always better as an entertainer in general than as a pure singer. She's extremely funny, and she knew how to put on a great show. But her voice, while powerful, is not a great voice--it's just a good voice.

by Anonymousreply 1210/16/2020

Where the fuck is Beast of Burden????

by Anonymousreply 1310/16/2020

With her distinctive reedy voice (and the canny knack she has for making its limitations feel like strengths) and the “actressiness” she brings to finding emotional arcs in material, her real gift is as a cover artist. I love her renditions of Skylark, Millworker and One For My Baby. But her big Melissa Manchester-ish numbers like Wind Beneath my Wings and From a Distance showcase all her weaknesses (a voice that was never a big and rangey as the personality behind it and a propensity for frau-frau hamminess).

by Anonymousreply 1410/16/2020

Even Bette admits that her voice isn't that great.

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by Anonymousreply 1610/16/2020

I'm partial to this one.

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by Anonymousreply 1710/16/2020

I've been to 4 funerals of people my mum's age in the last 3 years. Wind Beneath My Wings was played at 2 of the funerals.

by Anonymousreply 1810/16/2020

Johnny Carson’s last show.

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