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Over The Rainbow

Recorded/Published: 1973
Arthur Freed, an associate producer for MGM's The Wizard of Oz, selected lyricist Harold Arlen and composer Edgar Yip Harburg to write the score and songs for the film.

After completing most of the songs, uptempo songs such as "We're Off to See the Wizard," Arlen decided that a ballad was needed for balance.

Arlen wrote the melody to "Over The Rainbow" and played it for his partner. Harbug was not as excited about the new song which he felt was too long and grand.

Arlen defended the song and played it for a friend, Ira Gershwin. In response to Gershwin's approval, Harburg quickly wrote its lyrics.

It's surprising that the song most associated with The Wizard of Oz was deleted from the film three times during the production of the movie before Freed and Arlen won the debate and the song was left in the film.

"Over The Rainbow" received the Academy Award as the best film song of the year and is considered one of the greatest songs of all time.


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Producer: Derek Taylor
Songwriter: Harold Arlen
Songwriter: Edgar Yip Harburg
Vocals: Harry Nilsson


As Time Goes By ... the complete Schmilsson in the night (CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese CD)
Legendary (CD)
A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night (UK CD Reissue)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (Cassette)
Without Her Without You - The Very Best of Nilsson Vol. 1 (CD)
You've Got Mail (CD)
You've Got M@il: Original Motion Picture Score (CD)

Movies/TV Shows:

You've Got Mail


"Without You" / "Everybody's Talkin'" / "Over The Rainbow" / "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)"


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Over The Rainbow
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Rossi Luigi
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petarlinNot Rated
Michael J. Zaccardo
(4.0 / 4.0)
Marty W. Jensen
(4.0 / 4.0)
Sung with such great feeling! I like to hear Judy Garland's version, but I LOVE to hear the Harry Nilsson version!

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