14 thoughts on “Hawaiian vocalist Israel Kamakawiwo’ole released the most iconic rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” ever recorded, using only his voice and a ukulele. 1990

  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    And one take I believe as well.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    AKA the official song for dying of cancer in a television drama circa 1998.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    Good cover? Sure.

    The most iconic? c’mon. We’re talking about Judy Garland in maybe the most famous movie ever made.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    He was one of the best chunguses

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    And presumably a microphone.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    I would argue 2nd most iconic.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    To put so much passion into essentially a childs song and make it so wholesome and unique is amazing.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    Jeez his feet tho

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    Gotta say his rendition his massively overrated

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    No, Roger Smith did.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    The ukulele’s come a long way in 30 years apparently.

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    Looks like Maui from Moana 😏

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    I hate hate HATE that version

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  • September 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    Link or it didn’t happen.

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