Chart Position: 3

  • #10 bestseller for 1980
  • Won Best female pop vocal performance Grammy award
  • From the film The Rose which stars Bette Midler
  • Written by Amanda McBroom
  • Keyboards: Lincoln Mayorga
  • Backing vocals: Amanda McBroom
  • Produced by Paul Rothchild
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This song was not written expressly for a movie; it was selected by the film’s soundtrack LP producer from a group of over 3000 candidate songs for possible inclusion, with Bette Midler selecting the seven songs that made the final cut
  • Later recorded by Don Lane (1980), Blonker (1980), Tony Monopoly (1980), Joan Baez (1980), Acker Bilk (1983), Conway Twitty (1983), Nana Mouskouri (1982), Ed Kilbourne (1982), Big Daddy (1983), Karen Akers (1987), Elaine Paige (1984), Judy Collins (1985), Kathie Lee Gifford (1992), Sally Harmon (1992), Starsound Orchestra (1992), Jonathan Richman (1995), Shirley Bassey (1995), Bronn Journey (1995), Michael Ball (1995), Freddy Cole (1995), King’s Singers (1997), Peter Cousens (1996), Sandy Lam (1997), LeAnn Rimes (1997), Alyssa (1997), Bonnie Tyler (1998), Sister Janet Mead (1999), Laurie Bower Singers (1999), Sakura (2000), Heather Peace (2000), Bruno Leone (2000), Daniel O’Donnell (2000), Jette Torp (2001), Susan May (2003), Elkie Brooks (2003), Brian Arnold (2003), Natalia (2003), Useless ID (2005), Loona (2005), Logan Wells (2004), Claudia Morris (2006), Westlife (2006), Bianca Ryan (2006), Sam Harris (2006), Annie Schilder (2007), Olivia Ong (2007), Andre Rieu (2010), Dominic Kirwan (2012), Sol3 Mio (2013), Lee Towers (2012), Jane McDonald w/Susan Ravey (2014), Ben Stock (2015), Jane Constance (2016), Matthew Tyler (2016) and many others

the rose

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