The Rose


"The Rose" is a ballad typically performed in the key of C major. Written by Amanda McBroom, the song gained widespread recognition when Bette Midler recorded and released it in 1979 for the soundtrack of the film of the same name. Midler's rendition of "The Rose" became one of her signature songs, earning her a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1981. The song's lyrics draw upon themes of love, resilience, and personal growth, with the rose serving as a metaphor for inner beauty and strength. "The Rose" is characterized by its emotive melody and heartfelt vocals, often accompanied by piano and orchestral arrangements. Over the years, the song has been covered by numerous artists and remains a beloved classic in the realm of popular music.