Story of Wind Beneath My Wings : Bette Midler

Song-Telling
Jun 12, 2018 · 2 min read

June 10, 1989
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29 years ago, Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings was # 1 on the Billboard charts.
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From the seashore to the ice castle.
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Beginning in 1982, country music composers Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley wrote a poem called ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’. Silbar liked this sentence because it reminded him of a flying test pilot. The couple started to write songs with moderate tempo. And send to the management of the music.
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The next day the management adjusted the tempo to become slow, which made Silbar to tears. At first, we wrote songs from a male perspective to a woman. But we dress up. We found a deep meaning. This song represents the word “thank you”, can mean friends, thank you friends, parents, teachers or people important to our lives.
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Wind Beneath My Wings was rejected by many famous country singers for a long time. The first version of Roger Whittaker was followed by Sheena Easton, B.J. Thomas, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight & The Pips.
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In 1988, this song was cast for director Garry Marshall’s “Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride,” starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. The story of two friends who have met accidentally at the beach. And promise to be friends forever. But luckily, the two jokers grow up in different ways.
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One step into the industry is becoming a singer (Bette), the other is a lawyer for human rights (Barbara), and a man into life, causing them to break up. Including insult to the way of life. One ambitious While another person forgets the dream. After the time and failure of the two couples come together and confess that each other envy in the body of friends. One person wants to have a friend’s charm. Another person to look at a hero is a good woman. The story will end well. But found that the lawyer fell ill. And will live longer.
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Bette Midler, the lead singer And her daughter goes to the beach house. In the last moments of my life Wind Beneath My Wings became a scene of tears. And this song was so popular that it hit number one.
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Wind Beneath My Wings won the Song of the Year and Record of the Year awards at the Grammy in 1990, and Bette sang at the Oscars in 2014, reminiscent of the departing actor. The same year Idina Menzel sang Let It Go and won the Frozen Award. Idina used Wind Beneath My Wings to audition for Elsa in the movie.
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Favorite song?
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References: Songwriter Jeff Silbar: How He Co-Wrote The Classic Hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Dale Kawashima
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Listen to music: https://youtu.be/0iAzMRKFX3c

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