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Altoona Mirror
The ‘Rose’ Honored as Top Song
Wednesday, March 11,1981

B E V E R LY HILLS, Ca l i f. ( U P I ) — “The Rose,” a me l ancholy ballad f r om the movie of the same name, was named Song of the Year by the n a t i o n al M u s ic P u b l i s h e r ‘s As soc i a t ion.

W r i t t e n b y A m a n d a McBroom, the song Bette Mi d l er sang in the movie also won honors as Movie Song of the Year at c e r emoni es Tuesd ay n i g ht at t he Beve r ly
H i l t on Hotel.

Other awards i n c l u d e d:
—”Colors of My Life,” f rom the mus i cal “Barnum,” wr i tten by Michael Stewa rt w i th mu s ic by Cy Coleman and p u bl i s h ed by Notable Mu s ic Inc., B r o a dway Song ot the Year.
— ” W o m an In Love,” w r i t t en by B a r ry and Robin Gi bb and p u b l i s h ed by the Stigwood Org a n i z a t i on a nd U n i c h a p p e ll M usic, Easy L i s t e n i ng Song of the Year.
—”Give Me The Night,” wr i t t en by Rod Temperton and p u b l i s h e d b y R o d s o n g s , R h y t hm & Blues Song of the Year.
—”Lady,” w r i t t en by K e n ny R o g e rs a nd p u b l i s h ed by B r o c kman Music, Pop Song of the Year.
—”Looking for Love,” w r i tt en by Wa n da M a l l e t t, P a t ti R y an and Bob Mor r i son and p u b l i s h ed by Southern Nights Music, Country Music Song Of The Year.
—”No Me Lo Digan,” wr i tten by Bobby Capo and published by Peer Int e rna t ional Corp.. L a t in Song of the Year.
—”How Great Thou A r t ,” a r e l i g i o us s t anda rd wr i t t en by S t u a rt Hine and publ i shed by Manna Mus ic Inc. in a new recording issued last year, Gospel Song of the Year.

“Since songs are the only business of our members and the 1,600 mus ic publ i shing f i r ms they direct,” association president Leonard Feist told the audience of songwriters, publishers, singers and record executives, “these awards are widely recognized as the professional approval of an elite group.

“In the song world, these are the peers who count .”

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