Here’s the Bette Midler cover of TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’ you’ve been waiting for

More like WaterWORKS, m'right? 


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 24, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:26 am CDT

It finally happened: Bette Midler covered TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

Midler has a new girl-group cover album out Nov. 4, titled It’s the Girls, featuring revisions of songs by the Andrews Sisters, the Shirelles, and the Shangri-Las. TLC appears to be the only non-’60s girl group covered here, but if you think about it, “Waterfalls” could easily have been a ‘60s hit.

Midler takes the heartstring-plucking to Beaches levels, and the song gets even heavier when you remember the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes wrote the song’s centerpiecethe rap interludewhile on leave from a rehab center.

If Midler does a follow-up girl-group album, she should definitely cover PTAF’s “Boss Ass Bitch.” I don’t know why it was left off.

Photo via Disney | ABC Television Group/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 24, 2014, 4:17 pm CDT