Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

who sings the song that goes "somewhere over the rainbow"?

what's the title of it and who sings it?

is there more than 1 version?

17 Answers

  • Rani
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    My favorite version of "somewhere over the rainbow"was sung by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, combining it with "What a Wonderful World" and accompanied by ukulele. Really poignant and sweet-- especially considering the life and early death of this very talented man.

    This version was featured in the film, 50 First Dates

  • 1 decade ago

    This song was written for the movie Wizard of Oz and in its original version is sung by Judy Garland who played Dorothy. However, there have been hundreds of artists who have covered this song: Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Jim Cornwell, The Muppets, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Allison Kraus, Glen Miller, etc. One of the most popular versions right now is heard in commercials, movies, and tv shows galore- its by Hawaiian artist Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

  • 1 decade ago

    Words were originally from E.Y. Harborg, music by Harold Arlen, Judy Garland sings it. Yes there are several different versions. One that made Hawaii artist Famous name was Israel Kamakawiwoole.

  • 1 decade ago

    Judy Garland

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  • beez
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The late Judy Garland who was in the Wizard of Oz. Another version is by a late Hawaiian singer nicknamed IZ. Is a beautiful rendention.

  • T
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland

    yes there are a lot of different versions.

  • 1 decade ago

    The character named Dorothy sings it in the movie the Wizard of Oz. The girls real name is Judy Garland.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Over the Rainbow"

    Music by Harold Arlen

    Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

    Dorothy was the original singer of the song. Many artists have either performed a version of it in concert or have made their own recordings of it (see source).

  • 1 decade ago

    Julie Andrews

  • 1 decade ago

    Judy Garland "Somewhere Over the RAinbow" and yes,MANY people have redone it

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