Wind and Love in Musical Form

Facing Future

Facing Future (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When my Dad sent me this song in an email, it was the first time I heard this version. This song is so touching and I think it is a great one to feature in this week’s Tunes with Tuesday post.

The song is “Wind Beneath My Wings,” first released by singer Roger Whittaker in 1982. The song is perhaps best known for the 1988 version, sung by Bette Midler in the film “Beaches.” Midler also starred in the movie.

The version of this song that I feature here is new to me. I love it. The singer is Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Thanks Dad for bringing it to my attention.

Kamakawiwo’ole was a talented musician, born in Hawaii, who passed away far too soon at the age of 38. His voice has depth beyond the lyrics and can take my mind to regions father than Canada’s west coast, where I live. He is known for the ukulele he played and the soft voice that emitted from the man who was large in size.

I hope you enjoy Kamakawiwo’ole’s soft voice and the serene images of this video. There is an eagle and other terrific sights, which fit the lyrics so nicely.

Enjoy the winds of friendship in your day today. ~christyb

Wind Beneath My Wings – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole


38 thoughts on “Wind and Love in Musical Form

  1. rollyachabot

    Thanks for the reminder of a great voice and a man who left far before his time. I followed his music for years and loved everything he gave to people…

    Hugs from the Hot and Muggy Alberta


  2. Cyndi

    How awesome! I love Israel. I had not heard this version but “Wind Beneath My Wings” is one of my all-time favorites. Thank you for sharing! xo.


  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    Christy I promise to revist and listen over the weekend but viewing via phone at moment. Roger Whittaker I loved years back 🙂 so will look forward to this version 🙂 hugs Sue xx


  4. Julie Catherine

    Oh Christy, what an exquisite version of this beautiful song – one of my very favourites! Such a lovely, mellow, melodic voice that is so soothing to the soul; I’m saddened to know his stay on earth was such a short one. That song always reminds me of the movie “Beaches” (and I love Bette Midler!) – it always makes me cry, but I could watch it a hundred times …. Thank you so much for this beautiful sharing! Sending you love and hugs, Julie xoxox


    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Julie, I know what you mean about the movie “Beaches”! I cry too, every time. Thanks for taking time to catch up here, it is so kind. Did you see my poetry collection comes out July 15? OMG I’m excited xoxo



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