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"Over the Rainbow"
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Published 1939
Language English
Original artist Judy Garland (1939)
Recorded by Ray Charles,
Frank Sinatra,
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Eva Cassidy
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"Over the Rainbow" is a popular song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written to showcase Judy Garland's talents in the star vehicle movie The Wizard of Oz, and it became her signature song. She would forever be called upon to sing it in all her public appearances.[citation needed] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music. ... E. Y. Yip Harburg (April 8, 1896 - March 5, 1981) was a lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Israel Iz Kamakawiwoole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997) (pronounced IPA ) was an American musician who lived in Hawaii until his death at the age of thirty-eight. ... Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the greatest voices of her generation. ... Over the Rainbow is a song from the 1939 musical film The Wizard of Oz. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music. ... E. Y. Yip Harburg (April 8, 1896 - March 5, 1981) was a lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... A star vehicle is a movie, play, TV show, or other production whose primary purpose is to enhance an actors career. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ...


The song's plaintive melody and simple lyrics depict a pre-adolescent girl's desire to escape from the "hopeless jumble" of this world, from the sadness of raindrops to the bright new world "over the rainbow." It expresses the childlike faith that a door will magically be opened to a place where "troubles melt like lemon-drops".


The song tops the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. It also topped the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Songs" list. The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ... The RIAA Logo. ... The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Along with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the song was adopted by the American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States, the faraway land that, after long years of war, seemed like a dream beyond the rainbow. Modern listeners may be unaware that the song had an introductory stanza, as this was not sung in the film by Garland. Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... White Christmas is an Irving Berlin song whose lyrics reminisce about White Christmases. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger poem. ...


The song has come to epitomize the gesture of the rising octave, which makes its opening so distinctive. Sight-singing instructors and other musicians use the song as an example and a reference point for hearing the interval.

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The Wizard of Oz

A time-honored story tells that this classic song was nearly cut from the film, because the song slows the pace of the film. Most of the music in the film is medium-to-high energy, in contrast to this gently paced melody. However, the frequent instrumental references to the song throughout the film, including its title sequences, meant that any such consideration must have been short-lived. The song was, in any case, a favorite of the film's associate producer, Arthur Freed. The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 - April 12, 1973) was born Arthur Grossman in Down Ton Ton Village. ...


Part of the song was cut from the film. An additional verse was to play when Dorothy was locked in a room in the witch's castle, helplessly awaiting death as the witch's hourglass ran out. A rehearsal recording of the song survives and was included in the Deluxe CD set. In that rendition, Dorothy weeps her way through it, unable to finish, concluding with a tear-filled, "I'm frightened, Auntie Em; I'm frightened!"


That phrase was retained in the film, followed immediately by Auntie Em's appearance in the witch's crystal, and then replaced by the image of the witch, mocking and taunting Dorothy and then turning toward the camera and laughing hideously, directly at the audience.


Garland's tearful rendition of this extra verse was reportedly deemed so heart-rending that it was edited from the film, in order to spare young viewers from its powerful emotions, especially given the startling scene that immediately followed it.


Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy arranged her own version of the song and performed it at Blues Alley, a nightclub in Georgetown. This particular performance was recorded on hand-held video camera by Eva's friend, Bryan McCulley. 5 years after Eva passed away, this amateur recording of Eva was played on Top Of The Pops 2, a TV show in the UK. The producer, Mark Hagen, was having doubts about playing it on air due to the video's poor quality and amateur style of recording but took a risk by airing it on December 13th, 2000. The video had a phenomenal reaction from viewers. People were bombarding the studio with calls about the song, trying to find out more information about this unknown person Eva Cassidy. The video was later announced as the most requested video in the history of Pop. Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the greatest voices of her generation. ... Blues Alley, founded in 1965 [1], is a dinner and jazz nightclub in Washington, D.C.s Georgetown neighborhood. ... // Georgetown or George Town may refer to: Georgetown, Ascension Island capital of Ascension Island George Town, Bahamas George Town, Cayman Islands capital of the Cayman Islands Georgetown, Grenada Georgetown, Guyana capital city of Guyana Georgetown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Janjanbureh, Gambia, formerly known as Georgetown Es Castell in Minorca... Methods and media for sound recording are varied and have undergone significant changes between the first time sound was actually recorded for later playback until now. ... Look up amateur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A phenomenon (plural: phenomena) is an observable event, particularly something special (literally something that can be seen from the Greek word phainomenon = observable). ... Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the greatest voices of her generation. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ...


This version is also featured on the soundtrack of the film Alpha Dog For the term relating to dog behavior, see Alpha (biology). ...


Lyrics

The song is often referred to as "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," but the actual title is simply "Over The Rainbow." The introduction was not used in the movie, nor was there ever any intention of using it; but it is often used in theatrical productions of The Wizard of Oz. And contemporary singers often use the introduction to lengthen the single for their album. Verse two was intended to be used when Dorothy was locked in the witch’s castle. But that intent was never carried out: Dorothy simply resang the main verse. The only time verse two has been used in a recording was in the recording of The Wizard of Oz In Concert, where it was performed by singer/songwriter Jewel. The second verse is used occasionally in theatrical productions too, but it remains almost unknown. The Wizard of Oz may refer to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900 book by L. Frank Baum, or any of its numerous adaptations, the most famous being the 1939 film version starring Judy Garland. ... For R&B singer Jewell Caples, see Jewell (singer). ...


"Over the Rainbow" is one of many popular songs whose lyrics use a "Bluebird of Happiness" as a symbol of cheer. ("If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?") [edit] History The Bluebird of Happiness is one of the most popular hand blown glass animal figurines ever made. ...


Original Garland recordings

Garland first pre-recorded the song on the MGM soundstages on October 7, 1938. It was released as a single by Decca Records in September of 1939. In March of 1940, that same recording was included on a Decca "Cast Album" entitled "The Wizard of Oz." Although this is not the version of the song featured in the film, Decca would continue to re-release the "Cast Album" well into the 1970's.[1]. It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


It was not until 1956, when MGM released the first true soundtrack from the film that the film version of the song was available for sale to the public. The 1956 Soundtrack release was timed to coincide with the television premiere of the movie.[2] The Soundtrack version has also been re-released numerous times over the years, most notably in a "Deluxe Edition" from Rhino Records in 1995.[3] MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ...


Modern-day recordings of the song

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This version is also sang by Aselin Debison.[7] Aselin Debison is a Canadian pop/Celtic singer, sometimes known affectionately as Azi, either by herself or her fanbase. ...

  • At the 1990 Academy Awards, Diana Ross sang a version of the song. Others around the world, notably London and Tokyo joined via a satellite broadcast in the performance of the song.
  • The song has become singer Patti LaBelle's signature song. Her gospel inspired sometimes overly dramatic rendition ends each of her shows and climaxes with her throwing a microphone stand into the wings of the stage as she belts the final note.
  • British television comedian Kenny Everett sometimes used the song in comedy segments that included the unique sound of a British police car siren and Everett singing the lyrics, "Behind me!" and "That's where you'll find me!"
  • The Smashing Pumpkins would often include "Over The Rainbow" in the live/jam version of "Silverfuck". This is present on the live concert album Earphoria but on the DVD Vieuphoria it is edited out, because they did not have the rights to the song. "Rainbow" can also be found on Ray Charles's final album, Genius Loves Company, as a duet with Johnny Mathis. Oliver Field, a well known trumpeter in the Pacific Northwest performed a popular rendition of the song at a local Portland nightclub.

The third-place finisher on Season 2, Kimberley Locke, performed it at her initial audition [8] and in the final three. She included it on the Season 2 compilation CD. Locke's version is highly embellished with vocal improvisations, but was widely respected by the judges and audience. A new arrangement was recorded as a bonus track on her debut album, "One Love". For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Tom Hepburn be merged into this article or section. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) was the second Dr. Phibes movie, a sequel to The Abominable Dr. Phibes. ... The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) is a horror film starring Vincent Price. ... Elisabeth Bettan Andreassen (born March 28, 1958) is a Swedish-Norwegian singer. ... 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In Season 5, Katharine McPhee performed a beautiful rendition of Eva Cassidy's unique 1996 version of the song in the final three show on May 16, 2006. Judge Simon Cowell chose the song for her. McPhee performed sitting on the stage and wearing red shoes. She sang the little-known opening verse a capella leading into a version that was more subdued than Locke's. The judges had high praise for McPhee's performance, and it is believed that the song was responsible for vaulting her into the season's final two. Several critics, including Cowell, consider McPhee's performance to be the best of the entire series. McPhee reprised her performance of the song in the final performance show on May 23. Her version again received rave reviews. It was included as a double A-side on her single, "Over the Rainbow/My Destiny", which was released on June 27, 2006. It has become her signature song. This article is about the singer. ... Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the greatest voices of her generation. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Simon Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... The original ruby slippers used in The Wizard of Oz; now on display at the Smithsonean. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into B-side. ... My Destiny is a pop song performed by American Idol season 5 contestant Katharine McPhee and written by Harry Sommerdahl, Hanne Sørvaag, and Tim Baxter. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ...

Single cover for Kylie Minogue's version of "Over the Rainbow".
  • Kyla, a Philippine R&B artist unexpectedly showcased her vocal range in a showdown with contemporaries, pop singers Sarah Geronimo & Sheryn Regis at the Regining Still concert at the Araneta Coliseum, Philippines and ended up winning the audience approval as the heir to popular artist Regine Velasquez.
  • Taiwanese Pop singer Angela Chang named her debut album Over the Rainbow, after this song. She said this is the song her mother used to teach her to sing[citation needed].
  • Taiwanese Singer/Songwriter David Tao mashed "Over The Rainbow" with his award-winning song "Blue Moon"; Or "Beach" if directly translated from its mandarin title; in his first Asia-wide concert tour, "Soul Power Live". Highly-sought after musician, Goh Kheng Long (Singaporean), who was involved with David in the arrangement of the song, also played the piano in this song. The song, with David's soaring vocals and the solo grand piano for accompaniment made it the highlight of each concert. Korean pop singer Tim, also performed the song on a Korean Music Show.
  • "Over the Rainbow" became Australian singer Kylie Minogue's first digital single (on record label Parlophone), and was Minogue's first release after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her recording, produced by Steve Anderson and released on 25 December 2005, is taken from the live DVD Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour, which was recorded in early 2005 at London's Earls Court. The single's B-side is Minogue's 2001 version of the Christmas song "Santa Baby". Minogue performed "Over the Rainbow" on her Greatest Hits tour to much applause, with The Times saying she "delivered a note perfect 'Over the Rainbow' with next to no musical accompaniment. The gig of the year? No doubt about it!". A promo CD was released in the UK and contained the live version of "Over the Rainbow", as well as "Santa Baby". This promo release was issued to radio stations only, but it has been sold on the internet.
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was performed by LeAnn Rimes in a London club and later released an 'a cappella' version of the song on her album "The Best of LeAnn Rimes: Remixed."
  • In the VeggieTales video The Wondeful Wizard of Ha's, a parody of Wizard of Oz, during tht end credits, Mr. Lunt (who played the Scarecrow in the episode) sang his own rendition of the song. This was also included as a bonus feature on the DVD.

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Preceded by
"Thanks for the Memory" from The Big Broadcast of 1938
Academy Award for Best Song
1939
Succeeded by
"When You Wish upon a Star" from Pinocchio

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