Wind Beneath My Wings Songsheet
Wind Beneath My Wings Piano Sheet Music
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Wind Beneath My Wings was written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. Henley was most famous for being a member of the 60s bang, The Newbeats. When Silbar and Henley wrote the song, it was originally given to Buddy Holly’s best friend, Bob Montgomery to sing. The song didn’t achieve any commercial success. Roger Whittaker became the next artist to release the song, featuring it on his album in 1982 which was also titled Wind Beneath My Wings.
After Whittaker, Gary Morris released the song, achieving the number 4 position in Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. Bette Midler became the first artist to achieve real commercial success with Wind Beneath My Wings in 1989. It was featured on the soundtrack for the movie she starred in, Beaches. Midler’s version became number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. It also was number 1 in Australia. The song peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart and number 5 in New Zealand. The song won the highly respected awards of Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year in the 1990 Grammys. The success of the film and the soundtrack is why this has become one of the most popular of Decplay’s selection of piano sheet music.
Midler’s version was produced by the highly credited, late Arif Mardin. He produced the whole of the soundtrack album of Beaches. He worked with many huge artists like Queen, The Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Phil Colins, Norah Jones and many, many more. Wind Beneath My Wings has since been covered my many artists, including some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Celine Dion, Willie Nelson, Shirley Bassey and Judy Collins.