Song Review: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Most of us are familiar with the beautiful, inspiring, song called "What a Wonderful World", sung by Louis Armstrong. I heard this song on the radio recently and tears filled my eyes. It reminded me of the first time I heard the song, at a graduation ceremony, and all the inspirational messages in the lyrics. It inspired me to download the song and research the history of the singer, as well as write about the meaning of the song’s lyrics.
Please take a moment to watch this beautiful musical video of the song:
What a Wonderful World Song Rating
The song, "What a Wonderful World" was written by Bob Thiele and George Weiss. It was released as a single in 1968, but re-released in 1988, after it was used in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam, starting Robin Williams. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
The song is sung by Louis "Louie" Armstrong, a musician and jazz player. Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential jazz artists in history. He became famous in the 1920’s with his unique style of playing the coronet and trumpet.
The song "What a Wonderful World" is one of the most beautiful songs, which inspires all of us to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world.
How does the song make us feel?
- It reminds us to not take things for granted, but instead appreciate the wonder of the world around us.
- It makes us cry.
- It grabs our attention and makes us think twice.
- It helps to spread some good cheer among us.
Simple But Meaningful Lyrics:
In the opening lines, "I see trees of green, red roses too", this reminds us to take notice of the trees, greenery, and flowers around us. The next time you are outside, walking or driving your car, take notice of the beautiful trees and flowers around you.
The second verse, "I see skies of blue, and clouds of white", reminds us to look up and appreciate the beautiful deep blue sky, and the white fluffy clouds, and the air we breathe.
One of my favorite lines is "The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky". This reminds me of seeing an actual rainbow...have you seen one? It is a glorious feeling and something you cannot take your eyes off of.
"I see friends shaking hands" reminds us of to love they neighbor.
Finally, in the closing verse, the lines "I hear babies cry, I watch them grow" is ever so touching and reminds us of how precious child are, and how quickly children grow into adults, right in front of our eyes.
Put simply, the song, "What a Wonderful World" is full of hope, optimism, and joy.
The Lyrics Come to Life in This Colorful Childen's Book (by the same authors of the song)
This hubpage is dedicated to the beautiful voice and inspiring words sung by Louis Armstrong.
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© 2012 Amelia Griggs