Mermaids in Music

Mermaids are popular in our culture. They grab at our minds and fill our dreams.

What's dreamier than long, flowing hair underwater and a sparkly tail that you use to effortlessly flip so you can float underwater?

We love mermaids here, as you can tell. Here are some of our favorites from popular music.

At Dolly Parton's Myrtle Beach, Florida theme park, there's a ride called "Pirate's Voyage." One of the videos that runs there is of Dolly dressed as a mermaid.

She even sings!

Bette Midler added mermaids to her act in the 1980s and early 1990s. She performed "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" on David Letterman's show with a troupe of mermaids!

 

Delores de Lago is her mermaid alter ego that she used many times in performances.

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I remember watching her when I was a kid as she performed as a mermaid in wheelchairs so she could get around the stage.
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She's the best!
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