Who is the lead vocalist on the What a Wonderful World track?
- TooncesLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Track to what?
1968 Louis Armstrong: million selling original version
1968 Eddy Arnold: used in the 2008 Oliver Stone film W.
1970 Louis Armstrong with the Oliver Nelson's Orchestra, including spoken introduction
1989 The Flaming Lips on their breakthrough album In a Priest Driven Ambulance
1989 Diana Ross performed the song live, releasing it on her Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs 4-CD set.
1992 Shane MacGowan & Nick Cave: male duet, released as a single.
1993 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Hawaiian ukulele version (medley with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") on the album Facing Future
1994 Victoria Williams: on her Loose album.
1995 Natalie Cole, with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras on their live Christmas album A Celebration of Christmas Live From Vienna
1997 Eva Cassidy: on her album Live at Blues Alley.
1997 Major Organ and the Adding Machine: avant-garde cover on the compilation Christmas in Stereo.
1999 Anne Murray: on her album What a Wonderful World, which sold an estimated 2.5 million worldwide. It went #1 Contemporary Christian, #4 Country and #38 Pop on the US Billboard charts. It also spawned a book and DVD. The album was re-released in 2008 as a 14-song set.
1999 Kenny G's rendition of the song on his album Classics in the Key of G, in a digital duet with Louis Armstrong
2000 Donna Burke: on the soundtrack of the anime Vandread
2001 Sticky Fingaz: on his album Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
2001 Cliff Richard: (medley version with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") on his album Wanted
2002 Joey Ramone: on his posthumous solo album, Don't Worry About Me (recorded just weeks before he died) was recently used in a TV commercial for Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
2002 Tony Bennett and k. d. lang: on the album A Wonderful World
2003 B.B. King: on his album of covered R&B standards, Reflections
2004 Ghoul: Death Metal version on the album Maniaxe, with lyrics perverted as an observation of Nuclear war.
2004 Kenny G released a recording with his saxophone overdubbed on top of the original version
2003 Guy Sebastian: on his debut album, Just As I Am (more upbeat alternative arrangement by Sebastian)
2003 Sarah Brightman: on her album Harem
2004 Rod Stewart & Stevie Wonder: on Stewart's album Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3
2004 Michael Buble: on his album Babalu
2004 Celine Dion: on her album A New Day... Live in Las Vegas and Miracle
2004 LeAnn Rimes: on her album What a Wonderful World
2005 The Meads of Asphodel: a cynical cover version featured on the album Damascus Steel.
2005 TNT: hard rock version on the album All the Way to the Sun
2005 Punkreas: a satirical, italian adapted cover for the album Quello Che Sei. Excluded from the final album due to copyright problems.
2006 Coco d'Or: on her album Coco d'Or 2
2006 David Mills & Ian Wilson Suzuki Grand Vitara advertisement
2006 John Legend recorded his version for his Christmas album.
2007 Lesley Garrett recorded her own version for her album When I Fall in Love
2007 Angels & Airwaves: played live at the Windows Vista launch
2007 Mika Nakashima: on her album YES
2007 Keane: on the B-Sides album Little Broken Words
2007 Stacey Kent: on her album Breakfast on the Morning Tram
2007 Paolo Nutini: at Live Earth.
2007 Katie Melua: singing with Eva Cassidy's version to raise money for the Red Cross. This version also reached #1 in the UK charts in December 2007.
2007 Rome Apart: on their album Others.
2007 Eason Chan: on his live album Eason's Moving On Stage 1.
2007 Synthetik FM covered this song on the synthpop album "e=mc²" on Ninthwave Records
2008 Ministry: on their cover album Cover Up
2008 Dr. John: NBA All Star Weekend