Category Archives: It’s The Girls

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Bette Midler – Be My Baby Club Mix Video. Bette and Dancers

Bette Midler – Be My Baby Club Mix Video. Bette and Dancers – this is a Michael Carpenter edit which I found entertaining. I don’t know…some of you might find it atrocious. I did like some of the dancing sequences edited in. Anyway, thought it was fun.   [fbvideo link=”″ width=”480″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”1″]
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bette Midler – Be My Baby (7th Heaven Extended More Edit) 131 – Second Remix

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Selling Albums Eligible For The Grammy’s This Year; Bette Came In At #36 With A High Metacritics Score Of 72; Outlook: Very Good

Golden Derby Daniel B. September 5, 2015 9-23-2014 8-58-12 AM Here are the top-selling albums of eligibility period (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015) for the next Grammys. Sales = Copies sold in US since its release MC = Metacritic score (scores listed in bold received Universal Acclaim, or a score of 81 or higher) Release = US release date (all dates from October to December are from 2014, and all from January to September are from 2015) Hot 100 hits = Songs from the album that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Note: not all songs are eligible for Grammys, i.e. Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” or Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” Songs in bold were Top 10 hits, while songs listed in smaller typeface charted below #40. For the eligibility period for the Grammy’s Bette had the 36th highest selling album at 292,000 copies sold and a good metacritic score of 72. To see all the results: Click Here It looks really good that It’s The Girls will be nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album of the year. We’ll see. Nominations will be announced on December 7, 2015.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Audio Only: Bette Midler – Be My Baby (7th Heaven Extended More Edit) 131

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bette Talks Show Biz, It’s The Girls, Sleeping In Separate Rooms, Keeping Grounded, And Touring

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bette Midler Talks About ‘It’s The Girls’ Album 2014

jpeg-22   Bette Midler From the very beginning of my recording career I insisted on pretending that I was a girl group. I often sang all the background parts as well as the leads, just for the fun of it, as I did on “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. On my first album,The Divine Miss M I covered the Dixie Cups “Chapel Of Love”, although I didn’t sing those harmonies myself. I thought it was the silliest, most charming song, and when I pictured myself sashaying down the aisle with my singing bridesmaids in tow, I always fell out. The Dixie Cups were out of New Orleans, and their seminal hit “Iko Iko” is still played everywhere all the time. Jolly, good-natured, except for the part where the singer threatens to set the listener on fire, it is infectious as only nursery rhymes can be. The girls learned it from one of their grandmothers, and it is irresistible. On that same album, we recorded “The Leader Of The Pack”, which also lent itself to ridiculous staging, which of course, I loved, although I’ll never forget the time my choreographer took a pair of scissors to my black leather jacket because she didn’t think it was authentic enough. People, what I have endured for my art. Still, the Shangri-Las, even though I sent them up, were the real thing, and had a major effect on the pop music of the day. The 2-minute movie they were selling had a beginning, middle and a tragic ending, of course. Like every other teen, when I heard it, I sobbed. On my third, ill-fated record, Songs For The New Depression I sang all the parts on “Old Cape Cod”, “Samedi et Vendredi” (Welcome to my Nightmare) and a song given me (or maybe I stole it) by Garland Jeffries called “No Jestering”, that came from Jamaica, I think. More recently, on Bette I covered some of the great male groups, the Manhattans’ “Shining Star” and the temps’ “Just My Imagination”. Every couple has their song, and Martin’s and mine is “Have You Seen Her”, which always reduces us to tears, and I am not joking….next year, “Ooh, Child”, or maybe something by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes… But honestly, there are so many great songs to sing, and I always count myself lucky to find one. This year, I recorded one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, called “Talk To Me of Mendocino” originally written and sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. The first time I heard it…well, you can imagine. So that’s a little history on my background with backgrounds and girl groups. Like they say in 20 Feet From Stardom, people usually sing along with the backgrounds, not the lead. One always suspects they are having way more fun. So….ooohhh……waaaahhhhhh!!!!
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Too Many Fish In The Sea Bette Midler Today Show 2014

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bette Midler Reaches The Top Ten CD Charts In Australia With ‘It’s The Girls’

Noise11 ARIA Albums: Sam Smith Holds On To Top Spot In Australia by GAVIN RYAN on MAY 2, 2015 images Sam Smith spends a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart with his album “In the Lonely Hour”’ although the cancellation of his tour due to ill health during the mid-week saw him play one of his two Sydney shows before having to unfortunately pull-out. Lee Kernaghan stays at No.2 with his “Spirit of the ANZACS” album, picking up a ▲Platinum sales certification in the process, whilst No.3 and No.4 swap places this week, with Ed Sheeran back up one place to No.3 with his “x” album, helped by his second tour of 2015 announcement this last week for December, and dropping a spot to No.4 is the soundtrack to “Furious 7”, which holds so high thanks to the set having the No.1 single in the country for a fourth week with “See You Again” for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. The highest new entry comes in at No.5, the first new album for Blur in almost twelve years and the eighth studio and seventh to chart here (6 studios & 1 best of) entitled “The Magic Whip”, and by coming in so high it now becomes their highest charting album in Australia, and only their second Top 10, as their fourth album from 1995 “The Great Escape” climbed to No.10 for a single week in its third week on the charts. The band also land their third ‘Highest New Entry of the Week’ award, as their self-titled 1997 set (HP-22) and their follow-up “13” (HP-12) both achieved this feat too, and the band’s last album charts entry was on the 12th of May in 2003 with “Think Tank” (HP-30), so almost twelve years ago. Josh Groban lands his ninth chart entry this week (7 studios, 1 Live and 1 best of) at No.6 entitled “Stages” featuring tracks from stage shows and musicals such as ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’, ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Les Miserables’, Phantom of the Opera’ ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Into the Woods’ amongst its many tracks, which also includes duets with Kelly Clarkson and Chris Botti amongst the album, which also becomes his first album to debut in the Top 10 and his second Top 10 album overall, as his third album “Awake” climbed to No.5 in May 2007, and his new set is helped by the fact that Mother’s Day in Australia occurs in a week. Meghan Trainor started her national tour late last week, and her album “Title” is back up two places to No.7 whilst holding for another week at No.8 is Taylor Swift with her “1989” which has now spent over half-a-year in the Top 10 (27 weeks). Sia returns to the Top 10 at No.9 (up three) with her “1000 Forms of Fear”, notching up a seventh week inside the ten and scoring its first week within the ten at No.10 is Bette Midler and her covers album “It’s the Girls” which climbs back up five places and is an ideal Mothers Day title, plus it becomes Bette’s first Top 10 album since October 1993 when her collection “Experience the Divine–Greatest Hits” climbed to No.3 for two weeks, and this is Miss M’s sixth Top 10 album since her debut set became her first in March 1973. UP: Mum’s around the country could also expect the Human Nature covers album next weekend too, as their “Jukebox” album bullets back up forty-three places to No.12 plus they’re touring the country at the moment too and Ed Sheeran’s second 2015 tour announcement helps his first set “+” back up seven to No.13. The Script are touring here at the moment (since 24th April) and their fourth album “No Sound without Silence” is back up forty-one places to No.24, and returning to the Top 100 at No.26 are First Aid Kit with “Stay Gold” (the act appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ last Friday night). The “Guardians of the Galaxy” Soundtrack is back up twelve places to No.34 and Dr. Hook climb fourteen to No.36 with their new collection “Timeless”. Back into the fifty are Beccy Cole with “Sweet Rebecca” (52 to 39), The Eagles with “Selected Works 1972-1999” (51 to 40) and “Listen” for David Guetta returns to the hundred at No.44 now that the fifth Top 10 single from the album occurs this week. DOWN: The four albums to fall out of the Top 10 this week are lead by The Wombats with “Glitterbug” (HP-2) down one spot to No.11 after two weeks within the Top 10, but the other three are all debuts from last week, “Truth & Soul” by Stan Walker (7 to 18), Alabama Shakes with “Sound & Color” (6 to 19) and falling hardest are Gang of Youths with “The Positions” (5 to 23). AC/DC drop eight to No.22 with “Rock or Bust” and two Top 20 debut & drops’ come via Passenger with “Whispers II” (17 to 29) and Yelawolf with “Love Story” (19 to 30) with a fourteen place drop to No.37 for last weeks returning album for Paul Kelly “The Merri Soul Sessions”. Sufjan Stevens is down nine spots to No.46 and George Ezra sees his “Wanted on Voyage” album drop down fifteen places to No.48, whilst dropping hard from last weeks fifty are Shawn Mendes (27 to 54), Silverchair (31 to 55), All Time Low (32 to 61), Neil Diamond (39 to 62), Patrizio Buanne (44 to 72), and falling out of the 100 from last weeks Top 50 are Dallas Frasca (#29), Passion Pit (#30) and Nana Mouskouri (#41). The eight studio album and their first new material in over seven years sees Swedish punk band Millencolin debut at No.16 with “True Brew”, which is the bands sixth chart entry here (five studio and 1 best of) and all albums but one (their first entry) have now debuted and peaked within the Top 20, with the bands highest entry being the No.3 set “Home from Home” in February 2002. And the second Top 20 entry this week is another punk band, this time from Melbourne with their fourth studio album coming in at No.20, Deez Nuts and “Word is Bond”, which by debuting so high becomes the bands highest charting of their four albums so far, although ALL of their previous entries having only lasted a single week in the charts, and the self-titled album for Marlon Williams is the final Top 50 entry this week coming in at No.31. Lower 50: Troy Cassar-Daley was on several TV shows this past week, and that helps his current album “Freedom Ride” to climb back up eighteen places to No.53 and current tourist here Charli XCX sees her recent album “Sucker” come back in at No.59, whilst The Foo Fighters’ “Greatest Hits” set is back in at No.63 and the recent Earl Sweatshirt album “I Don’t Like Shit…” returns at No.68. Damien Leith is back up eighteen places to No.67 with his “Songs from Ireland” album and further returns come from Bethel Music with “We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)” at No.71 and current tourist Paloma Faith with “A Perfect Contradiction” at No.83, “Partners” for Barbra Streisand at No.89 and “Blue Planet Eyes” by The Preatures at No.91. Reba McEntire scores her fifth chart entry on the ARIA Albums chart, as her latest album “Love Somebody” comes in at No.51, whilst a few places lower at No.56 is the self-titled album for local act Emma. Melbourne act Miami Horror see their second album “All Possible Futures” come in at No.65, with their first set “Illumination” having debuted and peaked at No.10 back in August 2010. Two further local acts have the last two entries, with 90’s pop singer Rick Price scoring his first alums chart entry for this century (July 1999 was his last LP entry) at No.97 with “Tennessee Sky” and coming in at #100 is John Williamson with his tribute album “Diggers of the ANZAC”. Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Another Stellar Review For “It’s The Girls”

    Digital Journal Review: Bette Midler back with sensational new album ‘It’s The Girls!’ SPECIAL By Markos Papadatos March 15, 2015 7-30-2011-7-04-50-PMThe Divine Miss M‘ is back with her latest studio album, “It’s the Girls!” where she pays homage to classic songs by all-female groups. It opens with the upbeat and infectious “Be My Baby,” where she tips her hat to The Ronettes, and does a wonderful job at it. “One Fine Day” is up-tempo and rocking, while she belts out the emotional ballad “Baby It’s You.” Her album includes a stellar collaboration with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love on “He’s Sure The Boy I Love,” and that alone is worth the price of the CD. Midler’s rendition of “Mr. Sandman” is pleasant, while “Come and Get These Memories” is another flawless sung ballad. “Too Many Fish in the Sea” is upbeat and a great deal of fun. “Teach Me Tonight” is a nostalgic, piano-driven ballad. She is able to dust off TLC’s “Waterfalls” and make it into her own. “You Can’t Hurry Love” is another classic that she nails that is the ideal sing-along. She changes the pace of Carole King‘s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and really brings out the emotion of the lyrics, thus delivering a captivating version. It closes on an upbeat note, with “It’s The Girl.” The Verdict Overall, Bette Midler proves that her voice is like fine wine on this musical venture. All of these songs are well-crafted and they are very nostalgic. One can easily tell that this was a passion project for Midler. Her album earns an A rating.
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Bette Adds Omaha To Tour Dates: June 5th, Tickets On Sale March 16th

    bette-midler-jpg OMAHA, Neb. —The CenturyLink Center Omaha says singer and legendary performer Bette Midler had added Omaha to her North American tour. The June 5 concert in Omaha will be the 24th concert on the tour. Tickets go on sale March 16 at 10 a.m. at, the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and by phone at 800-475-3000. The tour features material from Midler’s iconic career and material from her new album, “It’s the Girls!” — a tribute to girl groups through the ages. Midler 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.
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