Who sings this version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

There is a version that is used in a baby comercial for diapers... it is a man, and he hums part of it and it is mostly acoustic (guitar).

It was also on Las Vegas tonight and it is at the end of Meet Joe Black as they roll the credits also.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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!

    Someday I'll wish upon a star

    and wake up where the clouds are far behind me

    Where troubles melt like lemon drops

    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?

    ( Someday I'll wish upon a star

    and wake up where the clouds are far behind me

    Where troubles melt like lemon drops

    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!

    Recorded 1988 by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole in Honolulu and released on his 1993 CD Facing Future from Mountain Apple and featured on National Public Radio in 1996 and re-released on his 1997 CD Alone in Iz World and used in the films Meet Joe Black (1998) and Finding Forrester (2001) and in the ER episode "On the Beach" (May 2002) of Dr. Green's death in Hawaii seen by 50 million people.

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  • Joe S
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    1 decade ago

    "Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World"

    Over The Rainbow written by E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen

    What A Wonderful World written by George David Weiss, Bob Thiele

    Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

    Courtesy of Big Boy Records & The Mountain Apple Company

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  • Karen
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    4 years ago

    Hello, The best version I have ever heard is on the end credits of 'Joe Black' which is an Antony Hopkins film. Its a man singing it and its mixed with ' its a wonderful world'. Essex Jock if you get a chance to listen to this version do so. It's a very touching song. Other than that the best version i have ever heard is the Eva Casidy version. She had a lovely voice and it makes you very teary eyed to listen to it. xx

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bruddah Iz as we know him in the islands, but his real name is

    Israel Kamakawiwo'ole . He plays that song so beautifully and with a ukelele. It's a remix of What a Wonderful World and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Kamakawiwo'ole

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  • MuZzZ
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    1 decade ago

    Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'

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  • 1 decade ago

    israel kamakawiwo"ole

    There are different versions he does of the song. So listen to the cd if you are able before you purchase it.

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