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The song was first recorded  by Kamahl in for a country and western album he was recording. Kamahl talked about being the first to record the song in an appearance on Australian TV show Spicks and Specks TV series but stated it was not commercially released because it was felt he did not suit the country and western style.
The highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in by singer and actress Albert Lee - Live At The New Morning Midler for the soundtrack to the film Beaches.
This version was released as a single in earlyspent one week at No. On October 24,Midler's single was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies in the United States.
In Midler's version finished at No. Silbar and Henley recorded a demo of the song, which they gave to musician Bob Montgomery. Montgomery then recorded his own demo version of the song, changing it from the mid-tempo version he was given to a ballad. Silbar and Henley then offered the song to many artists, which eventually resulted in Roger Whittaker becoming the first to release the song commercially.
The song was shortly thereafter recorded by Australian artist Colleen Hewett and released by Avenue Records in Hewitt's recording became the first version of the song to be issued as a single and to appear on a national chart, peaking at 52 on Australia's Kent Music Report chart. The first year "Wind Beneath My Wings" appeared on music industry Race With The Devil - Various - Heavy Metal - Killing Yourself To Live publication charts in the United States Diane Jones - Under The Boardwalk/Gimme Time Singer Lou Rawls was the first to score a major hit with the song, as his version peaked at No.
Their version peaked at No. Singer Gary Morris released a country version of the song in Morris's version of the song peaked at No. Kenny Rogers released his version of the song in as part of the Vote for Love album. In the song was recorded by actor Steven Houghtonreaching no. Lou Rawls was the first to land the song on the chart in the US. It was backed with "Midnight Sunshine". The song became a worldwide hit; it charted at No. Midler performed the song following the annual in memoriam montage at the 86th Academy Awards in Midler performed the song, with the fictional character Krusty the Clownon season 4 episode 22 of The Simpsons in Midler performed the song live at the Prayer for America memorial service held at Yankee Stadium in the I Hope This Day Is Good following the September 11 attacks.
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