Legendary Judy Garland Singing 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'

Legendary actress and singer Judy Garland turns in a superb performance of the timeless tune “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Since the invention of music, musicians have likely been covering and playing one another’s tunes. This time-honored tradition has been practiced for years and will likely continue well into the future. It’s a way to honor and pay respect to someone else and their work.

Also, who doesn’t want to hear different interpretations of classic songs? How would The Beatles’ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” sound if Dolly Parton, Pentatonix, or some other artist or group performed it? I’m sure they would add something to it to make it their own and leave their mark. But, of course, we all know that “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” will forever and always be a Beatles tune.

While everyone loves covers of classic songs every now and then, the original version is best, most of the time. Paul Simon’s and Art Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” has been covered by nearly every artist and band in existence, but the original is still far and away the superior version.

Another song that gets the cover treatment a lot is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” the song Judy Garland performed in “The Wizard of Oz,” the beloved 1939 film. Sure, some of the covers of that lovely song over the years are enjoyable, but Judy’s version remains number one. No one will ever top it. 

In a clip posted on social media, Judy is captured on camera beautifully singing those memorable and iconic lyrics. 

“Somewhere I’ll wish upon a star

And wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

Away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me”

Kelly Clarkson, Willie Nelson, Ariana Grande and many others have covered the iconic song, but Judy Garland’s original is simply unmatched, and will forever remain that way. 

Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

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