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!
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