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Friday, August 3, 2018

BILLBOARD HOT 100 celebrates 60 YEARS with the List of the 60 FEMALE ARTISTS of ALL TIMES

Billboard Magazine BILLBOARD HOT 100 celebrates 60 YEARS with the List of the 60 FEMALE ARTISTS of ALL TIMES August 1, 2018 Bette Midler List BASED on DATA from August 4, 1958 … to July 21, 2018 AAA 60. Juice Newton 59. Carole King 58. Stevie Nicks 57. Amy Grant 56. Missy Elliott 55. Faith Hill 54. Chaka Khan 53. Jody Watley 52. Avril Lavigne 51. Pat Benatar 50. Anne Murray 49. Ashanti 48. Bette Midler 47. Aaliyah 46. ??Natalie Cole 45. Fergie 44. Petula Clark 43. Miley Cyrus 42. Brandy 41. Carly Simon 40. Sheena Easton

39. Debbie Gibson ...  Read More

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Banned Karaoke Songs! And Yes, Bette Midler Is On The List

Readers Digest Banned Karaoke Songs! posted by Kelly Bryant – Jul 31, 2018 6:01AM

Sure, there may be songs you wish were banned from karaoke playlists, but these tunes are actually prohibited from being used at karaoke night. The horror!

“Hello” — Adele

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Broadimage/REX/ShutterstockDon’t expect to find this Adele power ballad in any karaoke songbooks. In 2017, the British songstress chose not to issue a new license for her music, according to MSN. Seems like the only places you’ll truly be able to belt out her emotional tunes will be in the shower or in your car. Guess this is goodbye to “Hello.” Check out some more things that you won’t believe are banned in the U.S.

“Dancing Queen” — ABBA

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I.B.L./REX/ShutterstockThis seems downright cruel considering the Mamma Mia! sequel has all of us shuffling our feet to the Swedish band’s tunes, but “Dancing Queen” was also removed from karaoke catalogs in 2017. Similarly to Adele, the supergroup simply chose not to renew licensing. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Jay Taylor, director of karaoke disc-maker Vocal-Star, said, “We can’t understand why they’re doing it, it makes no sense.” Love disco tunes? Here’s what your favorite type of music says about your personality.

“Roar” — Katy Perry

Katy Perry

James Gourley/REX/ShutterstockAnother shock to karaoke lovers was when Katy Perry joined the ranks of Adele and ABBA by pulling her motivational jam “Roar” from the books. Again, no one really knows why there was this sudden move to omit some of these songs from karaoke. We’d just like to remind the singer that she did participate in James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment, so could she please give “Roar” back to us? Pretty please?

“My Way” — Frank Sinatra

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Dezo Hoffmann/REX/ShutterstockDon’t worry, Sinatra fans—this particular ban applies only to the Philippines, but the reason behind it is pretty gruesome. The New York Times reported a series of murders in that particular country over karaoke versions of “My Way.” There were at least six fatalities on record associated with singing the tune at a karaoke bar, but the Times story admits there’s a possibility there’ve been even more. Some karaoke-goers attribute the violence to the arrogance the song evokes. Here’s why you get goosebumps when you listen to good music.

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi

Luis FonsiCarlos Tischler/REX/ShutterstockDon’t expect to sing Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” at karaoke night if you find yourself in Malaysia. You’ll have to pick another track. The BBC reported that a senior minister considers the tune, which also features Justin Bieber, “un-Islamic.” “The lyrics are not suitable to be heard,” said Malaysia’s communications minister Salleh Said Keruak.

“Livin’ on a Prayer” — Bon Jovi

Bon JoviRMV/REX/ShutterstockThe New Jersey rockers have penned many a jam over the years, but “Living on a Prayer” has to be among their top most requested tunes on karaoke night. That is, until the song’s licensing agreement was removed for karaoke format. In fact, these days all Bon Jovi songs are on the banned list, per licensing rules. “Artists might want to negotiate their own deal with karaoke companies, or it might be they don’t want songs overplayed [so much that they] put people off,” Rob Kempton of music rights consultancy Footprint Music told The Sun. But maybe overplaying isn’t so bad—check out 

the incredible hidden health benefits of music ...  Read More

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Friday, August 25, 2017

(On being a producer) “It doesn’t pay for me. There’s no money in it.

(On being a producer) “It doesn’t pay for me. There’s no money in it. No money. Not that I care about the money, but I do have a huge overhead and you mustn’t let your overhead own you. If it’s something you don’t believe in–well, I don’t want to be a line producer and I don’t want to be an executive producer if I don’t believe in the material. If it’s something that I do believe in or want to give a shot to, that’s another story. Then I’d be perfectly delighted. But to just produce to be a producer, feh. Big feh.” (1991, Movieline) – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Midler on her husband Martin and daughter, Sophie:“Raising my daughter was my greatest accomplishment.

Midler on her husband Martin and daughter, Sophie:“Raising my daughter was my greatest accomplishment. I didn’t do it by myself. My husband is probably the greatest father who ever lived. He’s fantastic. He picked up the slack when I was on the road. He taught her a foreign language. He taught her to cook.” (People, 11/02/2014) – Bette Midler Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing, night and suit
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You know, I like people to make me laugh. It’s the only way to survive.

You know, I like people to make me laugh. It’s the only way to survive. The whole thing, after all, is one big joke. So, whatever anyone wants to think about me is fine. That’s what I’m here for, that’s my role. I can be an object of love, hate, it doesn’t matter. As long as I like myself. – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The work means too much to me. You know, the construction of the performance, and the timing, and the way it looks, and the way it sounds, and all that stuff.

The work means too much to me. You know, the construction of the performance, and the timing, and the way it looks, and the way it sounds, and all that stuff. I’m very serious about it…I would like to do something in this business that’s not necessarily what I do. I’d like to create a little character, you know, that will change people’s lives, or give them something that they have lost, or have never seen. – Bette Midler Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people sitting and shoes
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If you let your character define your personality instead of keeping your true self separate, your character will get you. – Bette Midler

If you let your character define your personality instead of keeping your true self separate, your character will get you. – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, standing
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and decided I wouldn’t let them tell me what personality to have.

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and decided I wouldn’t let them tell me what personality to have. When I decided that I didn’t want to look the way they wanted me to look and decided that I would look exactly the opposite way and do it just the opposite of the way they were telling me to do it. That’s when I took control of my own destiny and that’s when the success started happening. – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty

“Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn’t want to – or can’t – join the Big Parade.” • Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, standing
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Don’t I look fabulous? I’m a triumph of science and fiction. – Bette Midler

[observation, 2015] Don’t I look fabulous? I’m a triumph of science and fiction. – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing and indoor
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