Composed by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. First performed by British singer-songwriter and musician Roger Whittaker in 1982. Bette Midler recorded the song in 1988 (released as a single in 1989) for the soundtrack of the film Beaches. The song won two Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It reached No.1 Australia and the USA. Bette Midler performed the song with the character ‘Krusty the Clown’ on the animated sitcom ‘The Simpsons’ in 1993.