The History Of The Song "Over The Rainbow".
Over The Rainbow
Over The Rainbow History
We all remember this iconic and wonderful song "Over The Rainbow". This has occasionally been known as "Somewhere" Over the Rainbow, and was originally sung by Judy Garland in the brilliant film, The Wizard Of Oz. It has since become her signature song and topped the American Film Institutes "100 Years, 100 Songs" list but once you have heard the other covers, you will never sing Judy Garland's version ever again!.
The music is by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz.The following artists have also covered this song. Art Pepper, Bill Frisell, Buckethead, Chris Impellitteri, Carly Simon, Doris Day, Eva Cassidy, Eric Clapton, Harry Connick, Jr.Israel, Katharine McPhee, Kimberley Locke, Julienne Irwin, Livingston Taylor, Luiza Possi, Placido Domingo, Jason Castro, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Patti Labelle, Sylvia McNair, Shawn McDonald and Sarah Vaughan and after listening to ALL of them, I have chosen the Top 5 below. 1. Judy Garland. 2, Israel kamakawiwo'ole. 3, Leona Lewis. 4, Connie Talbot and 5, Nick Pitara.
Over The Rainbow lyrics
The song's melody and lyrics tell a story of a girl's desire to escape from the troubles and sadness of this world to a better place.
♫ Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high, There's a land that I heard of, Once in a lullaby, Somewhere over the rainbow, Skies are blue,And the dreams that you dare to dream, Really do come true, Some day I'll wish upon a star, And wake up where the clouds are far behind me, Where troubles melt like lemondrops, Away above the chimney tops, That's where you'll find me Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly, Birds fly over the rainbow, Why then, oh why can't I?, Some day I'll wish upon a star, And wake up where the clouds are far behind me, Where troubles melt like lemondrops, Away above the chimney tops, That's where you'll find me, Somewhere over the rainbow, Bluebirds fly, Birds fly over the rainbow, Why then, oh why can't I?, If happy little bluebirds fly, Beyond the rainbow, Why, oh why can't I? ♫