- The Rose (song)
The song is a commentary on people who are so afraid of failing (in love, among other things) that they do not even try, as illustrated by the lyric "It's the soul, afraid of dying, that never learns to live..."
Bette Midler version
"The Rose" is featured in the 1979 film of the same name, in which it was performed by Midler. The single hit #3 on the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100chart and #1 on the adult contemporary chart, and it was certified as a gold singleby the RIAA.
Midler's version of "The Rose" was played in a
1987episode of the American soap opera, " Days of our Lives" involving heroine Kayla Brady.
LeAnn Rimes' 1997 album "" includes "The Rose" as one of the tracks.
Conway Twittyrecorded a #1 country & western cover versionin 1983.
Kari Bremnestranslated and sang the song on her 1997 album "Månestein".
Mudhoneyrecorded a grunge version in 1988. The recording can be found on the compilation album " Sub Pop 200".
*Belgian singer Ann Christy, who has sung for her country in the
Eurovision Song Contest("Gelukkig Zijn"), also recorded a Dutch languageversion called "De Roos" which frequently appears in the Top 10 all-time favourite singles in Belgian polls.
*Mexican singer (and winner of the first season of "
La Academia"), Myriam Montemayor Cruz, sang the song at the finale of the show where she was named the winner in 2002. A remixof the song was also included in her second album (first CD with original songs) named "Una Mujer".
Japanesesingers Sowelu(included in her 2004 album, "Sweet Bridge"), Mika Nakashima(included in her 2003 single, "Aishiteru"), Ken Hirai(included in his 2003 album, "Ken's Bar") and Aoi Teshima(included in her 2008 album, "The Rose~I Love Cinemas~") all recorded a cover of the song.
*Mexican singer (and second place winner of the fourth season of "La Academia"),
Yuridia Gaxiola, recorded this song on her sophomore album, "Habla el Corazon", which included covers from the 80's and 90's translated into Spanish. "The Rose" is the only song performed in English.
Aled Jonescovered the song on his 2007 album "Reason to Believe".
Name = The Rose
from Album = The Love Album
6 November 2006
Format = CD Single
Recorded = 2005
Pop ballad, adult contemporary
Length = 3:39
Amanda McBroom~Felix Mendellsohn (music)
Quiz & Larossi
Last single = "Amazing"
This single = The Rose
Next single = "Home"
(2006)Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "The Rose CD2"
Type = single
"The Rose" was covered by Irish
boyband Westlifeand was released as the first and only single from their 2006 album, "The Love Album". It reached #1 on the UK Singles Chartfor one week in November 2006.
The band gave their first exclusive live performance of this song on
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# Making of the photoshoot (Enhancement)
The video for this single was presented in
black and whiteand shows the emotions and events leading up to a couple's wedding procession. The band members are clad in suits and are shown in a checkered-floor room.
During the initial period of the video's release, fans were given the opportunity to customise the music video by digitally adding their names to various elements such as the wedding invitation card.
A coloured version of the music video was later made available.
tudio Ghibli Translation
A Japanese translation of the song titled nihongo|"Love is a Flower, You are the Seed"|愛は花、君はその種子|Ai wa Hana, Kimi wa Sono Tane was the ending theme of
Studio Ghibli's 1991 animefeature "Omohide Poro Poro", also known as "Only Yesterday", performed by Harumi Miyako.
The song was also showcased in the 2004 film "
Napoleon Dynamite". Napoleon and his classmates performed a routine in sign language with the song as accompaniment. This routine is where the famous "butterfly flapping" movement came from.
In the 100th episode of the
CBSsitcom Two and a Half Men, a montage of scenes of the departed character Rose ( Melanie Lynskey) is set to this song.
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* [http://www.amcbroom.com/rose.html History of the Rose] by
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ARC Weekly Top 40number one single
June 28, 1980( Bette Midlerversion)
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title = Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
March 12, 1983 by Conway Twitty
after = "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could"
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