Betty Who on Britney, Beyonce and the music that inspired her

The Australian singer reveals the soundtrack of her life

Australian-born, LA-based pop star Betty Who, 27, has just released her third album, Betty, and tells WHO about the song … 

… that was the first one she ever bought 

Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” on tape, with “Sometimes” on the B-side.

… that inspired her to be a singer

Any song off The Sound of White album by Missy Higgins. 

… that reminds her of her family

“Fields of Gold” by Sting for my dad, and “Now and Forever” by Carole King for my mum. 

… that takes her back to being in love for the first time

“Yellow” by Coldplay. 

… that she wishes she’d written

“King of Wishful Thinking” by Go West. 

… that makes her turn the radio off

“Down” by Jay Sean. No diss – I’ve just heard it a million times! 



… that gets her on the dance floor  

Anything by Beyoncé. 

… of her own that had the most surprising impact

My cover of “I Love You Always Forever”. I didn’t expect anything out of it and it’s my most successful song to date. 

… of her own that gets her the most emotional  

“Missing You”. 

… of her own that has helped her through a difficult time 

“Wanna Be” has applied to multiple people in my life so it’s constantly evolving for me.

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