Betty White: 6 Best Musical Moments
From "I'm Still Hot" to "Getting to Know You," the 'Golden Girls' album has had her fair share of song numbers.
At 93, Betty White holds the Guinness World Record for longest television career for a female entertainer, and she's just getting started. Tomorrow night (March 18) she returns for the farewell season of TV Land's Hot In Cleveland, and next month she'll be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Daytime Emmys. White has also racked up an extensive list of accolades during her 75 years of show business — including a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, a recording of her book "If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)." But America's sweetheart has also shared her talent for singing (and rapping!) with the world throughout the years — and we've rounded up six of her best musical moments.
1. "Getting to Know You"
White delighted audiences at home during the early part of her career, appearing on several noteworthy TV shows in the '50s and '60s. In this clip, she sings a show tune from the musical The King and I, and it's easy to see why America fell in love with her.
2. "42nd Street"
Years before they teamed up on The Golden Girls, Betty White and Bea Arthur "heard the beat of dancing feet" and broke into a charming song and "tap dance" number on television.
3. "With a 'No' That Sounds Like 'Yes' "
White and pal Jimmy Boyd (of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" fame) teamed up on a song (originally recorded by Rod McKuen) on The Betty White Show. Following the duet, White closed the episode with a lovely farewell song, "It's Time To Say So Long Again."
"Miami, you've got style." White (as Rose Nylund) sings "Miami" with the rest of The Golden Girls (Dorothy, Sophia and Blanche). We still can't get past the fact that the girls came in second place with their catchy tribute to the "magic city." Plus, the upbeat tempo makes Sophia dance.
5. "It's a Good Day"
White cues up The Betty White Show band and explains, "This is how we feel today." Seriously, "It's a good day for singing a song, how can anything go wrong?"
6. "I'm Still Hot"
White proved that even in her 90s, she's truly living life at the top, and guess what — she's still hot. White steals the spotlight in a music video that's actually a promotion for life insurance company The Lifeline Program in disguise. The video, which also stars British electro pop-punk singer Luciana, features a lot of cheesecake, beefcake and even some breakdancing. The video picked up awards for Best Branding Social Media Video and Best Viral Video Campaign and the track peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in 2011.