Pop song written by Amanda McBroom, and made famous by Bette Midler, was recorded by Bette, for the soundtrack of The Rose (1979), was released in March 1980 on the Atlantic label.
Released as the second single from the album of the soundtrack of The Rose, “The Rose” reached number 1 in the Cashbox Top 100 and reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, he was number 1 on the list of contemporary adults for five consecutive weeks. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA for more than half a million copies sold in the United States. The winner won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “The Rose”.
Conway Twitty recorded the song in December 1982, for the Elektra label, with the produccion of Conway Twitty & Jimmy Bowen, it was released on January 17, 1983, on March 12, 1983, the song would reach number # 1 of the lists in US Hot Country Songs, and on March 26 it would also arrive at number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists.It was the thirty-sixth number one of Conway’s career. The song would be included in Conway’s Studio 45 albums, Dream Maker (Elektra 1982), on the US Top Country Albums charts, it reached number # 15.
More than 100 versions of the song have been made.
Some versions :
Joan Baez 1980 ( Portrait )
Eddy Arnold 1981 ( RCA Victor )
The Kelly Family 1988 ( Kel – Life )
LeAnn Rimes 1997 ( Curb Records )
Bonnie Tyler 1998 ( Eastwest )
and many more ………