1990: From A Distance By Bette Midler

Composed by Julie Gold. First performed by Nanci Griffith in 1987. Bette Midler recorded the song in 1990. This version won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. From A Distance 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. 

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Chart History (1990 – 1991)Peak Position
Australia8
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart1
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart7
Germany14
Ireland3
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart33
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart33
New Zealand3
United Kingdom6
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart1
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart2
Year-End Chart (1990)Final Position
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart 15
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart 61
Year-End Chart (1991)Final Position
Australia51
Germany63
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart 15