The Divine Miss M

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The Divine Miss M
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Studio album by Bette Midler
Released November 7, 1972
Recorded 1971/1972
Studio Atlantic Recording Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre Vocal, pop, traditional pop
Length 41:03
Label Atlantic
Producer Ahmet Ertegün, Barry Manilow, Joel Dorn, Geoffrey Haslam
Bette Midler chronology
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Singles from The Divine Miss M
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

The Divine Miss M is the debut studio album by American singer and actress Bette Midler, released in 1972 on the Atlantic Records label. The title of the album refers to Midler's famous stage persona.

The album was co-produced by Barry Manilow, and includes several songs that since have become repertoire standards, such as "Do You Want to Dance?", "Chapel of Love", "Hello In There", "Friends" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy".

The Divine Miss M reached the Top Ten on Billboard's album chart and was later awarded a Platinum Disc by the RIAA. In 1973, the album won Midler a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. "Do You Want to Dance?", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Friends" were all Top 40 hit singles from the album, with "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" climbing to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

The album was released on CD for the first time in 1990. A remastered version of the album was released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1995.

A remastered deluxe edition was released in October 2016.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do You Want to Dance" Bobby Freeman 2:44
2. "Chapel of Love" Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector 2:55
3. "Superstar" Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell 5:11
4. "Daytime Hustler" Jeff Kent 3:34
5. "Am I Blue" Harry Akst, Grant Clarke 5:25
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Friends" Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart 2:50
7. "Hello in There" John Prine 4:17
8. "Leader of the Pack" George Morton, Barry, Greenwich 3:30
9. "Delta Dawn" Larry Collins, Alex Harvey 5:18
10. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Don Raye, Hughie Prince 2:25
11. "Friends" Klingman, Linhart 2:54



  • Ahmet Ertegün - producer, tracks: A2 to A4, B3, B4, B6
  • Barry Manilow - producer, tracks: A2 to A4, B3, B4, B6
  • Geoffrey Haslam - producer, tracks: A2 to A4, B3, B4, B6
  • Joel Dorn - producer, tracks: A1, A5, B1, B2, B5
  • Lew Hahn - recording engineer
  • Barry Manilow - musical arranger, musical conductor
  • Richard Amsel - cover illustration
  • Richard Mantel - cover art direction & design
  • Kenn Duncan - backliner photo
  • Remixed by: Geoffrey Haslam, Lew Hahn, Bob Liftin
  • Remixed at Regent Sound Studios and Atlantic Studios
  • Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York.