Friday, 7 June 2013

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

"Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") was written for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.

The American Film Institute have ranked it as the greatest movie song of all time.

My favourite version of this song is by Hawaiian musician "Israel Kamakawiwo" aka "The Fearless Eyed".  He sadly died in 1997.

His version has featured in several films and TV programmes including one my favourites....ER (George Clooney!)

It is so beautiful I had it playing at my wedding, you can listen to his version here.

Have you heard this version before?

I think I am going to take the weekend I will see you on Monday! x


  1. Love this version. You have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

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  3. I just recently watched the 1939 movie! I loved it and then i also discovered the Judy Garland is the mother of Liza Minelli...mind blown!

  4. I love the Israel Kamakawiwo version of the song, so beautiful.

  5. Me too, me too. Both versions are good, in their own way. But I do really love the newer version. So relaxing.

  6. I Love Love Love "somewhere over the rainbow" :D I sing along every time I watch The wizard of oz! :D