Photo: Bette Midler singing Beast Of Burden on Solid Gold circa 1984
Mister D: Sorry, but Bette Midler sounded more like the Stones than the Stones did on this number. And I love the Stones!
In 1984, the song was covered by Bette Midler. Her version, which reached #71 on Billboard’s Hot 100, modified several lines of
A music video was made for this version that started out with Bette and Mick Jagger talking in her dressing room before she comes out and performs the song with him on stage. As the song ends someone throws a pie at Mick, and Bette laughs at it until she gets hit with a pie herself. The video ends with a picture of both of them covered in lyrics in a newspaper with the headline “Just desserts”.
Chart History Of Beast Of Burden
|Chart (1984)||Peak position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||71|
|German Singles Chart||15|
|Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart||10|
|Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart||15|
|Swedish Singles Chart||2|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||2|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||4|