The story behind the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ is fascinating
Almost everyone knows the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Some people have heard it from watching Judy Garland’s Dorothy singing it in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Still, most of us recognize it for the soothing ukulele version performed by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
His performance of the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is so beautiful that it has become the most downloaded version of the song. It’s hard to believe that recording such a beautiful track only took one 15-minute session in the middle of the night.