Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs: Songs 10-1
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
“Wind Beneath My Wings” was originally recorded by country singer Gary Morris in 1983 and was recorded again by Bette Midler for the 1990 movie Beaches. “Did I ever tell you you're my hero? You're everything, everything I wish I could be. Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.” It’s hard not to feel the emotions drenched in these words. One of the writers of the song, Jeff Silbar, talked about how the impact of “Wind Beneath My Wings” has on people, even years later. “The most rewarding thing for me is to hear people, when they find out I wrote the song, tell me what the song has meant to them. They would tell me how they performed the song at an important event in their lives, such as their wedding, their father’s funeral, or a graduation ceremony. It is a tremendous feeling to know that I had a part in creating such a special song,” he said in an interview with Songwriter Universe.