Jackpot! The Best Bette

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Jackpot! The Best Bette
Greatest hits album by Bette Midler
Released September 23, 2008
Label Rhino Entertainment
Bette Midler chronology
Cool Yule
(2006)Cool Yule2006
Jackpot! The Best Bette
Memories of You
(2010)Memories of You2010
Singles from Jackpot! The Best Bette

Jackpot! The Best Bette (known as The Best Bette in Europe) is a compilation album of recordings by American singer Bette Midler released on September 23, 2008. The album release was originally set to coincide with Midler's current Las Vegas show, Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On which debuted on February 20, 2008 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but was postponed to April, then August 26, and later to the actual September release.

After some thirty-five years in showbusiness and having recorded some twenty albums for Atlantic Records/Warner Music and three for Columbia Records/Sony BMG, this is the second single-disc compilation of Midler's best-known recordings, following 1993/1996's Experience the Divine, and this time released by Warner Music Group's reissue subsidiary Rhino Entertainment. Jackpot! The Best Bette includes three titles from Midler's more recent albums for Columbia, "This Ole House", "Tenderly" and "Cool Yule", and also sees the debut of one previously unreleased track, "Something Your Heart's Been Telling Me", co-written by Midler, Robert Kraft and Barry Reynolds and originally cut as a demo by the singer herself in 1984 but first released by Roberta Flack who recorded the song for her 1991 album Set the Night to Music.

"My One True Friend" and "The Gift of Love" were added to a later version of the CD. A 2009 reissue included three additional tracks – "Miss Otis Regrets", "To Deserve You (Arif's Dance Radio Mix)" and "In My Life", as well as the DVD of her 1997 HBO special Diva Las Vegas.

As of November 2014, the album has sold 667,666 copies in the UK.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the Mood" (Joe Garland, Andy Razaf) – 2:39
  2. "This Ole House" (Stuart Hamblen) – 3:02
  3. "Beast of Burden" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:48
  4. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 3:54
  5. "The Rose" (Amanda McBroom) – 3:40
  6. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright) – 4:42
  7. "I've Still Got My Health" (Cole Porter) – 1:32
  8. "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 5:30
  9. "Hello in There" (John Prine) – 4:17
  10. "The Glory of Love" (Billy Hill) – 3:16
  11. "Tenderly" (Walter Lloyd Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 3:11
  12. "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar) – 4:52
  13. "Do You Want to Dance?" (Bobby Freeman) – 2:44
  14. "Baby Mine" (Ned Washington, Frank Churchill) – 2:27
  15. "From a Distance" (Julie Gold) – 4:37
  16. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (Single Version) (Don Raye, Hughie Prince) – 2:25
  17. "Friends" (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart) – 2:50
  18. "Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me" (Robert Kraft, Bette Midler, Barry Reynolds) – 5:10
    • 1984 demo, previously unreleased
  19. "Cool Yule" (Steve Allen, Eric Kornfeld) – 2:28
  20. "My One True Friend* (From the Motion Picture "One True Thing") – 3:50
  21. "The Gift of Love*" – 4:01
  • Does not appear on earlier versions of this CD.


Chart (2008) Peak
Irish Albums (IRMA)[2] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[3] 36
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 10
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 6
US Billboard 200[6] 66


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Alan Jones (24 November 2014). "Official Charts analysis: 1D land fourth consecutive No.1 LP as Four sells 141,780". Music Week. Retrieved 25 November 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 13, 2009". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bette Midler – The Best Bette". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bette Midler – The Best Bette". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Bette Midler | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Bette Midler Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Bette Midler – The Best Bette". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Best Bette in the search field and then press Enter.