1990: From A Distance By Bette Midler

Composed by singer-songwriter Julie Gold. First sung by Nanci Griffith in 1987. Bette Midler recorded the song in 1990. This version won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, and a 3 Million Airs Award from Broadcast Music Incorporated. The song reached No.1 in Canada and the USA. It was also placed at No.37 on VH1’s list of the 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever and No.14 on Blender Magazine’s list of The 50 Worst Songs Ever.

Chart (1990–1991)Peak Position
Australia8
Canada Top Singles7
Canada Adult Contemporary1
Germany14
Ireland3
Netherlands33
Netherlands33
New Zealand3
UK Singles6
USA Billboard Hot 1002
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary1