Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blind Item #5

Back in the day this singer was nominated for record of the year at the Grammys. The song was a shoe in for an Oscar nomination. Until it wasn't. The singer says it was never nominated because she refused to sleep with the head of the record label so he pulled some strings and the next thing you know, the song got buried in the middle of a bunch of other songs and didn't make it past the first round of balloting.

26 comments:

Heather Duke said...

Bette Midler, The Rose (1981)

Salaam said...

Can't imagine it's Bette. The head of her label was the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, who was beloved by every musician who ever worked with him. And Bette stayed with Atlantic through the late 90s.

anndie said...

I LOVED THE ROSE!!!! IT NEEDS AN OSCAR!!! JUST MAIL IT TO HER! sorry, past memories of singing it around a campfire when I was growing up came flooding back to me. Though looking at the history of the song, it didn't get nominated because it was technically not written for the movie. Maybe Bette didn't know that or she thinks they used that technicality to exclude it when they didn't have to? Who knows, but I agree with her, the song was robbed.

Phyllis Whitweed said...

Maybe Christina Aguilara with that Mulan song.

Salaam said...

"A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton, which was from the movie "Legally Blonde".

donna said...

The Flashdance song, What a Feeling by Irene Cara

bean àlainn rua said...

“He was a misogynist,” Laura Brani­gan’s former manager recalls. “He didn’t have a lot of respect for women. He was sleeping with every artist he could, including Laura.” Quote from the bio "The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun " by Robert Greenfield, about Ahmet Ertegun.

8==D KermitGosnellKnobJob said...

And the head of the label wanted to bone her? Ewww. She has been solidly hideous for decades, and 1981 was not an exception according to google.

stella said...

Dia dhuit!

StarJones said...

Wind Beneath My Wings. It won Grammys but wasnt nominated for the Oscar.

Joan Maria said...

Dia is Muire dhuit

Do Tell said...

No, that won a Best Original Song Oscar.

LMAO said...

Bette Midler sang it

rdmtimp said...

It wasn't eligible because it had been written at least 6 years before and recorded by a number of people before Bette recorded it (Roger Whittaker. Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight and the Pips to name a few). Academy rules are very clear that a song has to be specifically written for the film in question in order to be eligible.

Guesser said...

I like this guess as she is also the songwriter.

Regan said...

Lou Rawls sang it for the NFL.

KellyAnne C, The Girl From P.U.T.I.N. said...

I can see this being a story Bette Midler tells, even though it couldn't be true. I can remember seeing her on talk shows telling the same one-night stand story about several different well-known singers, including Willie Nelson and Kris Kristoffersen. The punch line was always "And he kept his boots on the whole time."

Cary said...

Not sure if this qualifies as back in the day yet.

Allison said...

Well since the there is no gender listed it could be a male singer. Perhaps Kenny Loggins refused to sleep with someone?

Do Tell said...

"The singer says it was never nominated because she refused to sleep with the head of the record label "

Anonymous said...

If it was Bette Midler, Ahmet Ertegun wasn't exactly a prize winner in the looks department, either.

Allison said...

Ahh. Coffee.

CheeseFries said...

It's Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey from The Great Gatsby

CheeseFries said...

Nevermind, that wasn't "back in the day".

Jallen said...

Really? I think there might be some poor sap in the wilds of Borneo who didn't know that.

Krab said...

Also it's "shoo in."

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