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Conway Twitty & Bette Midler Perform 'The Rose' In Remastered Duet

Conway twitty Songs | Conway Twitty & Bette Midler Perform 'The Rose' In Remastered Duet | Country Music Videos
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Out of Conway Twitty's 55 number one hits, his song "The Rose" is without a doubt one of his most recognizable. Over the years, the song has come to be associated with Twitty, but what some don't know is that it was previously a Bette Midler song. 

Midler, a singer, songwriter, and actress, released her version of the song in 1979, which played during the closing credits of the film she starred in of the same title. However, the song wasn't written specifically for the movie, with writer Amanda McBroom penning the song a few years earlier.

In the end, "The Rose" was one of seven songs that Midler chose to be a part of the movie's soundtrack.

Twitty went on to release his version of the song in 1983 off of his album Dream Maker, and it became his 30th number one hit. In addition to being a hit in the U.S., Twitty's version of the song was also a number one hit in Canada. 

Although Midler and Twitty never performed the song together while Twitty was still alive, the power of technology has made it possible for us to hear what a duet between the two would haved sounded like.

In the remastered version of "The Rose," Midler and Twitty take turns singing the song back and forth, with their voices blending together in just a few parts. But when their voices do come together, it's nothing short of stunning.

The video for the remastered duet features old film footage of the singers performing the song, making it even more believable that the two singers are performing with one another.

You can watch Twitty and Midler's remastered version of "The Rose" below.

We sure wish that we could have heard Twitty and Midler sing a real duet, but this is the next best thing!


Some say love, it is a river
And that it drowns the tender reed
And some say love, it's like a razor
And that it leaves your soul to bleed.

Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, it's only seed.

It's a heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's a dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who can not seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In spring becomes the rose...
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