Bette Midler Returns With ‘It’s The Girls’, A Tribute To Girl Groups, In November

Bradley Stern | September 23, 2014 8:02 am

Rejoice: The Divine Miss M is back!

Eight years after her last studio album Cool Yule, iconic chanteuse Bette Midler is returning with a brand new album on November 4.

And this time around, she’s tipping her hat to the ladies — girl groups, specifically — who have impacted her life the most, from The Ronettes to TLC. (Yes, really!)

The 15-track collection promises to include exciting rearrangements of the classics, including a “country-fied” take on The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love.” (!) And, in case you had any doubt, Queen Bette has exquisite taste in modern girl groups as well: “From the ’90s on, my favorites were TLC and Destiny’s Child. ‘Waterfalls’ was a heartbreaker, especially if you were a mom, and it had a big effect on me. I never thought I would have the nerve to sing it, but we had an idea for it that works, and I am so glad I took the chance,” she explained to Billboard.

The tracklist looks impeccable, although we do have to ask: Where is the “You Don’t Own Me” girl group singalong from First Wives Club?! Ah, well. This’ll still be amazing.

Check out the full tracklist below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

It’s The Girls:

1. BE MY BABY (Originally performed by The Ronettes) 2. ONE FINE DAY (Originally performed by The Chiffons) 3. BEI MIR BIST DU SCHÖN (Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters) 4. BABY IT’S YOU (Originally performed by The Shirelles) 5. TELL HIM (Originally performed by The Exciters) 6. HE’S SURE THE BOY I LOVE (duet with Darlene Love) (Originally performed by The Crystals) 7. MR. SANDMAN (Originally performed by The Chordettes) 8. COME AND GET THESE MEMORIES (Originally performed by Martha & The Vandellas) 9. TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA (Originally performed by The Marvelettes) 10. TEACH ME TONIGHT (Originally performed by The DeCastro Sisters) 11. WATERFALLS (Originally performed by TLC) 12. YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE (Originally performed by The Supremes) 13. GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS (Originally performed by The Shangri-Las) 14. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW (Originally performed by The Shirelles) 15. IT’S THE GIRL (Originally performed by The Boswell Sisters)

[via Billboard]