Jackpot! The Best of Bette

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Susan Ledet.

I’ve always loved Bette Midler.

Not because she’s a gifted comedian. Not because she’s a local girl who went to attended high school on Oahu. Not even because she was amazing in the most touching movie I’ve ever seen.

I love Bette Midler because the girl can sing.

Her new album,  Jackpot! The Best of Bette, features 19 amazing songs in a variety of genres including her best sellers “Wings Beneath My Wings” & “From a Distance.” Alongside the familiar melodies on JACKPOT is “Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me,” an unreleased demo Midler recorded in the summer of 1984 with renowned songwriters Robert Kraft and Barry Reynolds.

This compilation took me back to a time when my life was simple and the music was good. And I was thrilled that it included my all-time favorite Midler song - Baby Mine. I’m sure it will bring back a lot of wonderful memories for you, too.

This CD may be purchased through Rhino for $18.98.


1. “In The Mood”

2. “This Ole House”

3. “Beast Of Burden”

4. “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)”

5. “The Rose”

6. “When A Man Loves A Woman”

7. “I’ve Still Got My Health”

8. “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”

9. “Hello In There”

10. “The Glory Of Love”

11. “Tenderly”

12. “Wind Beneath My Wings”

13. “Do You Want To Dance?”

14. “Baby Mine”

15. “From A Distance”

16. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” < Single Version

17. “Friends”

18. “Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me”

19. “Cool Yule”

Win it!

I have a copy of Jackpot! The Best of Bette CD to give away to one lucky person. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, Oct 2nd your favorite song from the playlist. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified on Oct 3rd.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.
  • Don’t forget to leave a way to contact you in case you win.

To earn more entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!

211 Responses to “Jackpot! The Best of Bette”

  1. Susan

    Hard to choose a favorite from that list. I think I’ll go with Glory of Love. Do you have her soundtrack from For the Boys??? That is one of her best! Thanks for the contest! jezebelsk1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Susan

    I already subscribe to you via Google Reader!

  3. AmyG

    I love Bette! My favorite song of hers is “Wind Beneath My Wings.” That was my highschool graduation song.

  4. AmyG

    I have your button in my side bar.

  5. AmyG

    I subscribe to your feed. ;)

  6. Jennifer

    I will have to say The Rose, it is a timeless song for me. Thanks for the chance to win :-)


  7. Jennifer

    I also subscribe to your feed :-)


  8. Jennifer

    And I have your button on my blog :-)


  9. Genevieve Larson

    “Wind Beneath My Wings” from Beaches:)

  10. Genevieve Larson

    I also subscribe to your feed


  11. Millicent C.

    My mom always tells me that “our” song is “Wind beneath my wings” because my mom tells me I am her hero. So I always boohoo over that song. We have been thru alot together so I will love that song to the day I die! This is a wonderful a cd! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  12. Millicent C.

    I already have your button on my blog!

  13. Millicent C.

    And… I am already a subscriber to your feed! :)

  14. Carol

    I really like Cool Yule.

  15. Jo

    Beast of Burden

  16. Jo

    I’m a subscriber

  17. cheryl pasquier

    Wind Beneath My Wings for me too :-)

  18. cheryl pasquier

    and I’m a subscriber

  19. Judith

    My favorite song is The Rose.

  20. Roseann Kies

    Beast of Burden! Thanks!

  21. randi

    I love Bette’s rendetion of Do Ya Wanna Dance, it’s so sexy! Oh, & I subscribed! Thanks

  22. Diane Allstadt

    I’ve love “something your heart has been telling me”

  23. Meredith Peters

    The Rose never fails to make me cry since I saw the movie! I love Bette! What a hottie!

  24. Kerrie

    I love The Rose…that song always gets stuck in my head at the most random times!


  25. Kerrie

    And I’m a subscriber.


  26. Jenn S.

    I like Cool Yule.

  27. Marlena U.

    I’ve always loved “The Rose”. Thanks! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  28. shannon Baas

    In the mood.

  29. Maja

    The Rose

  30. Maja


  31. jim scott

    The Rose - I think I seen the movie about 100 times….

  32. Amy

    Hard choice! From a Distance has always been one of my favorite Bette songs.
    I am a subscriber.

  33. Susan T

    The Glory Of Love is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

  34. Susan T

    I am a subscriber. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

  35. Linda White

    The Rose is my favorite…. it was played at our wedding 28 yrs ago in Nov!

  36. clenna in NH

    “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
    Love it.

  37. clenna in NH

    I am a subscriber

  38. judy brittle

    My favorite is Wind Beneath My Wings. Thank you!

  39. judy brittle

    I’m a subscriber

  40. Ann Fantom

    My favorite is the The Rose

  41. Baba

    I have always love Bette. She is my kind of gal. Funny, confident. Outspoken. And what a voice!

  42. Rita M

    “The Rose” is one of my favorite songs.

  43. Janice Cafarelli

    There isn’t a Bette song I don’t love!! There isn’t a Bette movie I don’t love ! But if I have to chose from this list I would put From a Distance.. My most favorites of her movies is For The Boys and Beaches

  44. Frances Carty

    Do You want to Dance? was always a fav of mine.

  45. Linda Peters

    Wind Beneath My Wings makes me cry every time I hear it

  46. Marilyn Wons

    The Rose is my favorite. I never cried so hard when that played at the end of the movie!

  47. Donna

    she’s always a great show!

  48. Mia J.

    My favorite is Friends.

  49. Lee Ritscher

    Do You Want To Dance? is my all-time favorite Bette Midler song.

  50. janeh

    Do You Want to Dance…….she’s the best!!!

  51. charline s

    This would be so cool to own.

  52. Sandy


  53. Sandy

    I love bette, she is funny and has a beautiful voice- my favorite out of all those is Glory of Love

  54. rebecca snodgrass

    I have always loved wind beneath my wings.

  55. Christina W.

    Gotta be “When a man loves a woman” from The Rose. Incredible! Seriously, I just watched the movie (again) last night.

  56. amandasue

    12. “Wind Beneath My Wings” and 15. “From A Distance” so many good songs, and I love Bette she is a classic and has a fantastic voice! Thanks for entering me.

  57. karen c.

    I’m a sucker for romance, so “When a Man Loves a Woman.”

  58. staceyk

    “Wind Beneath My Wings” is my fav!

  59. staceyk

    I also subscribe! Thanks!

  60. Kellie

    I love all of her stuff!! My favorite at the moment is “Baby Mine” because it’s a sweet lullaby to sing to my little girl!!

  61. Kellie

    And I subscribe!!

  62. Adrienne Gordon

    From a Distance is my favorite

  63. Anne

    The Rose!

    I remember watching Bette when I was growing up and she was in her mermaid costume! Oh I was so impressed by her!

  64. susan varney

    wind beneath my wings a very touching song

  65. Linda

    Unchained Melody

  66. Deborah Wellenstein

    In the Mood-such fun! Thank you!

  67. Tanya Moyer

    Oh, I so want this CD!! I love Bette!!! Beaches is seriously one of my all-time favorite movies. I love Baby Mine, and I think it’s great that they have “I’ve Still Got My Health” on there. Great giveaway! Thanks for offering!

  68. Tanya Moyer

    I’m a subscriber! :o)

  69. susan langton

    I love THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS..because it reminds me of my deceased father and when I sing the song or hear it I cry and the grief of my loss eases a bit….Thanks Bette…

  70. Julie

    Probably Wind Beneath my Wings :)

  71. Julie

    I have your button on my side bar.

  72. Sharon Jones

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy! LOVE it. THANKS

  73. Sharon Jones

    am subcribed. thanks again

  74. Sharon Jones

    have you on my sidebar

  75. Marcia

    I love the way she sings “The Rose”!!!!

  76. leloni

    The Rose

  77. James Jenkins

    the rose

  78. Dana

    I saw Bette in Concert she was wonderful! I would love to win this for my Mom (she took me to the concert for my Birthday!)

  79. david basile

    The Rose

  80. theresa blair

    wind beneath my wings

  81. Jas Hogue

    The Rose is my favourite, but I love all of Bett’s music!

  82. Martha

    I love Bette. The Rose is my fave song.

  83. Michael Oelrich

    Tenderly. It’s just one of the prettiest songs ever.

  84. Elisa

    The Rose is timeless.

  85. michelle maddock

    wind beneath my wings I cry every time.

  86. Karen Gonyea

    The rose is my fav song by Bette !

  87. veronica sandberg

    “Baby Mine”

  88. Abby

    Do you want to dance is my favorite. Bette is the bomb I love her!!

  89. Linda

    Wind Beneath My Wings

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  91. Go Amie

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy!

  92. Terri D

    My favorite is When A Man Loves A Woman.

  93. Janet F

    The Rose is my favorite.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  94. belinda pearson

    “The Rose” has always been a big favorite of mine. I hope i win.

  95. Janet F

    I am a subscriber.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  96. Michelle Henderson

    I’ve always loved the song “The Rose.”

  97. K. Cleaver

    My favorite song is Tenderly.

  98. Angela J

    So many, the You are the Wind Beneach my Wings is a favorite.

  99. Donna

    The song I like the most is The Rose.

  100. Ann

    I absolutely love “The Rose”. Thanks for this great giveaway! I love Bette Midler!

  101. Ann

    I’m also a subscriber.

  102. mary gallo

    I liked her cover of the classic “rain or shine” from the movie For the Boys.

  103. Sharon H

    “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” is my favorite from the CD but I can think of lots more I love.
    She is an amazing person and if I had to choose just 1 of her attributes I would want for myself I think it would be her smile …. or maybe her legs. LOL

  104. Patti Sherman

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is a favorite. I saw Bette at a local college back before she became famous…she is great!

  105. Valerie Mitchell

    The Rose

  106. Maureen

    “Wind Beneath My Wings” has always been a favorite of mine.

  107. Jessie W

    “Wind Beneath my Wings” of course.

  108. djp

    love miss divine

  109. Cherie J

    Hard to choose just one. I do love “The Rose”.

  110. Cherie J

    I am a subscriber.

  111. Gina

    Wind Beneath My Wings

  112. Sylvia Belle

    The Glory of Love is my choice

  113. Pat Connors

    “From A Distance”

    Thanks for the contest.

  114. Ann Fuller

    From a Distance. I’m a sentimental person.Makes me teary every time I hear her sing this song.

  115. Debi

    I love ..”Wind beneath my Wings”!!!

  116. Joseph Stowell

    Fantastic entertainer

  117. Ken Robinson

    “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. I can’t hear that song enough.

  118. Ilissa H.

    Here is my favorite: Wind Beneath My Wings.

  119. Ilissa H.

    I am a subscriber.

  120. Ilissa H.

    Your button is on my blog. :)

  121. Susan Ledet

    I love Bette’s voice. My favorite is “Do You Want to Dance”.

  122. Susan Ledet

    I’m also a subscriber.

  123. Linda Moeller


  124. israel y

    17. “Friends”

  125. sandi smith

    Want to get your housework done in a flash. Listen to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

  126. Beatlechic

    Beatst of Burden - Bette is better then the STones!

  127. Cindi

    “Wind Beneath My Wings!” Love it. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks much…..Cindi

  128. MaryBeth I

    Wind beneath my wings and the rose are my 2 favs!

  129. michelle rosborough

    The Rose

  130. Mary Cottingham

    It is hard to pick just one. Depending on my mood:

    6. “When A Man Loves A Woman”
    8. “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”
    10. “The Glory Of Love”
    12. “Wind Beneath My Wings”

  131. Debra F

    The Rose will always be my favorite. This would be an awesome CD to win.

  132. Peggy Doty

    The Rose is my pick. I loved the movie so much.

  133. Kayce C

    The Rose is my fave. Beast Of Burden is #2.

  134. Jennifer B.

    I really like her Christmas song, “Cool Yule”. I bought her Christmas album last year.

  135. Jennifer B.

    I subscribe to your feed.

  136. Angela Palmer

    What great songs! I love From A Distance.

  137. Rachel Fox

    Beast Of Burden! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  138. christopher h

    The Rose

  139. Jim W.

    “Wind Beneath My Wings”

  140. Victoria L

    My favorite is “Beast of Burden”. I liked the song so much that I taped on to a cassette while watching the video late one night way back in the 80’s.

  141. Jennifer Hedden

    The Rose

  142. Joyce Yamaguchi

    I cried and cried and cried during Beaches. What a movie! My favorite song would have to be “Wind Beneath My Wings”.

  143. Lucy Schwartz

    Wind Beneath My Wings is my favorite. I tear up everytime I hear it. It touches me deeply.

  144. ky2here

    I love ‘hello in there’. i can’t believe a poster played ‘the rose’ at their wedding - would you do that again?

  145. sal williams

    Do ya, Do ya, Do ya, Do ya Wanna dance???? Oh, hell,yes, everytime Bette sings that song …Oh, baby, Do I wanna dance! What a great prize!

  146. kathy mcdaniel

    Bette does wonderful work on ballads but i love to watch and listen as she tears loose on something upbeat like “Friends” or “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy”…she really rocks out! Great giveaway…Thanks!

  147. David

    In the mood. Thanks.

  148. Alis

    Wind Beneath My Wings

  149. Elizabeth M.

    I’ll always love Wind Beneath My Wings.

  150. Elizabeth M.

    I subscribe too.

  151. Lori

    I still enjoy “Wind Beneath my Wings”.

  152. Jeanne

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Absolutly. Thanks.

  153. Greta

    From A Distance is a big favorite of mine. Bette is an American icon!

  154. Kathy Conley

    I love many of Bette’s songs, but my all time favorite is The Rose!

  155. Mary Priewe

    I like the Rose the best.

  156. Carolyn Ellis

    I have always loved Ms. Midler. She is a class act in everything she does. The Rose if my favorite song.

  157. Lisa Chapman

    Hard to pick just one - how about the Rose and From a Distance. Thanks for the contest!

  158. Belinda Shaw

    My favorite is “Wind beneath my Wings” since it reminds me of a dear friend.

  159. Hesper Fry

    From a distance is my favorite!

  160. Marilyn

    hmmm 12 and 15 because they calm me down when I’m homesick

  161. Shaun Davis

    “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”…It melts me every time!

  162. Amy Parsons

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

  163. Pam

    It has to be When a Man Loves a Woman…it’s a classic.

  164. Sherri Siler

    I love Bette Midler and The Rose is my favorite.

  165. Pamela White

    Bette sings great, everything from broadway to crooners. I would love to win.

  166. Gloria Dornin

    Wind Beneath My Wings

  167. eleanor greenly

    wind beneath my wings is my absolute fav

    thanks for a great giveaway

  168. Sand

    The Rose!

  169. Don

    Beast of Burden

  170. Brenda S.

    Wind Beneath My Wings for me, too. Thanks!!!

  171. Carla Pullum

    my favorite is When A Man Loves A Woman!

  172. Samantha Pruitt

    definitely The Rose, i love that song!

  173. Samantha Pruitt

    also a subscriber!

  174. Noreen

    The Rose, that song touches my heart everytime I hear it

  175. Peggy Gorman

    Bette is so funny and I love so many of her songs.I also loved her in the movie Beaches. Count me in to win

  176. Tammy

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy!!Fo Sho

  177. Gary Emes

    the Rose

  178. Rose Roberts

    obviously for me - The Rose :)

  179. Sharon C.

    Wind Beneath My Wings is my choice for favorite of the playlist. I really enjoy Bette Midler’s music.

  180. djgroz

    The Rose, it’s the best

  181. Christine W

    One of my favorite singers and actresses! Thanks for the chance!

  182. Nanette Olson

    I like Wind Beneath my Wings.

  183. Brooke

    Wind Beneath My Wings!! Ah, Beaches - never fails to give me deep deep weeping.

  184. Dianne F.

    “Do You Wanna Dance?” She sings it so slow and sultry - a completely different “take” on that “oldie but goodie”



  186. John Deal

    I like The Rose.

  187. Sharon

    friends for sure

  188. Dino

    The rose is classic

  189. Ed Nemmers

    “The Rose”

  190. Talitha Lee

    10. “The Glory Of Love” such a great song! Thanks for the contest!

  191. Marilyn Hill

    “Beast of Burden” is definitely my favorite. But then, I like anything she sings.

  192. Desiree

    My favorite has always been The Rose ;)

  193. sharon johnson

    “Wind Beneath My Wings” is my favorite!! I love Bette Midler!!

  194. Veronica Garrett

    From A Distance is my favorite.

  195. Suanne Giddings

    As much as I love “When A Man Loves A Woman”, I would have to say that “Wind Beneath My Wings” is my favorite! That was a tough choice! Thanks so much for an opportunity to win.

  196. kerri

    love bette midler all her songs are great but the rose is dear to me shes a wonderful multi talented actress

  197. Janet

    I heart the “When A Man Loves A Woman”

  198. Charlene Kuser

    My favorite is Wind Beneath My Wings

  199. DL Stephens

    I like all her songs but remember her doing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. I also enjoyed her singing for Johnny Carson’s last show, which had me in tears along with everyone else.

  200. Timothy Sternberg

    Hard to choose a favorite from that list.

  201. Frances Watson

    Wind Beneath my Wings

  202. Felicia L

    I really love The Rose, also, The Wind Beneath my Wings, all of them, I could keep on going but all of them covers it.

  203. Donna Kozar


  204. Donna Kozar

    I subscribed

  205. Angie E

    The Rose, of course! It is a classic!

    Nice giveaway!

  206. Donna Kozar

    I put your button on my blog.

  207. Becky Grayson

    Wind Beneath My Wings! Ahhh the memories for me.

    Thanks for the contest.

  208. Jayme Isaacs

    I Like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

  209. Jayme Isaacs

    Im A Subscriber

  210. Lily Kwan

    I love The Rose!

  211. Lily Kwan

    I subscribed to your feed.