Legendary Performer Bette Midler Announces First Album in Eight Years
We've had a lot of love for Bette Midler ever since Beaches broke our hearts for the first time.
Now, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and performer has announced her return to the studio with It's The Girls, paying tribute to girl groups through the ages. Acts like The Ronettes, The Supremes and TLC all get the BM treatment with a love letter to Girl Power long before the Spice Girls.
“A long time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony,” said Midler. “In particular, the sound of female voices singing together. There were so many great girl groups in those days, I still listen as avidly as I ever did. This record is a small attempt to honor them for all the joy they brought to me and the world.”
Bette has earned four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year (1989: "Wind Beneath My Wings"; 1990: "From A Distance") and Record of the Year (1989: "Wind Beneath My Wings"); two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards. The star has recorded 13 studio albums and has gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide.
The songs on the album “It’s The Girls” are:
01 / BE MY BABY-Originally performed by The Ronettes
02 / ONE FINE DAY-Originally performed by The Chiffons
03 / BEI MIR BIST DU SCHÖN- Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters.All Vocals by Bette Midler
04 / BABY IT'S YOU-Originally performed by The Shirelles. All Vocals by Bette Midler
05 / TELL HIM- Originally performed by The Exciters
06 / HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE (duet with Darlene Love) -Originally performed by The Crystals
07 / MR. SANDMAN-Originally performed by The Chordettes
08 / COME AND GET THESE MEMORIES-Originally performed by Martha & The Vandellas
09 / TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA-Originally performed by The Marvelettes
10 / TEACH ME TONIGHT-Originally performed by The DeCastro Sisters
11 / WATERFALLS-Originally performed by TLC
12 / YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE- Originally performed by The Supremes
13 / GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS-Originally performed by The Shangri-Las
14 / WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW-Originally performed by The Shirelles
15 / IT'S THE GIRL-Originally performed by The Boswell Sisters. All Vocals by Bette Midler