The Rose A classic, a beautiful movie and a heartwarming song. The song was recorded by Bette Midler for the 1979 film, The Rose. Bette Midler won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for The Rose and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. It is rated #83 in AFIs Top 100 Years…100 Songs in American Cinema. Here is a signed photo by Bette Midler in her movie still performance, and an original The Rose CD.