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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

  1. Nov 7, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I had heard this and really liked it but had no idea who did it. Good ole UTube.

    I know that MIH has heard it before. :biggrin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2Jt4WOxN8&mode=related&search=

    Anyway, for some reason I couldn't get it out of my head once I heard it. It's not really the kind of thing I normally like, but it sure stuck; esp the first half.
     
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    Just don't hit your head befor you fall asleep. Dang it Ivan! I now need a beach!
     
  4. Nov 7, 2006 #3

    ZapperZ

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    If you still want to know who did it, it's Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. He's a BIG fella, but with one of the softest voice. The album that this tune is from is called Facing Future.

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  5. Nov 7, 2006 #4

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  6. Nov 7, 2006 #5

    Moonbear

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    Careful, that's the site that's sueing YouTube because millions of people can't spell out Y-O-U. :wink:

    I'm scared to click the link though. I don't need a song stuck in my head all day. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Nov 7, 2006 #6

    BobG

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    That's always been one of my favorite songs.

    Kamakawiwo'ole's arrangement is pretty good, too. (Isn't his name a song? Not a song title, but an entire song? I had to cheat and copy and paste because I'd never remember the entire thing)
     
  8. Nov 7, 2006 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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  9. Nov 7, 2006 #8

    Math Is Hard

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    yeah, I love that. Isn't it wonderful? :smile: Hey, did you ever see that episode of Scrubs where they did the show around a Wizard of Oz theme? It was so cool! They did it very subtly - a fantastic job!:approve:
    (the end of it)
     
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    hey, I remember that episode.

    Scrubs is awesome.:approve:
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2006 #10
    So 7 hours later, I realize that this song has been stuck in my head the entire time. NOOOOOOOO!!!
     
  12. Nov 9, 2006 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    I hadn't seen Scrubs, but, not a bad job. I have noticed that they are also using the intro - ooooooooing only - it in a commercial for a breakfast cereal, I think it was... And the number of copycats out there is amazing.

    Can anyone name another song that was redone as a completely different genre of music, that was then a hit a second time? What seems somewhat unique to me is that this isn't just an upgrade from 60s rock to 90s rock, this is a change from what... showtune to Hawaiian? That's quite a leap for a second go around.
     
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  13. Nov 9, 2006 #12

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    I can name 2 off the top of my head:

    1. MacArthur Park was discofied by Donna Summer

    2. Always on My Mind by the Pet Shop Boys.

    Zz.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2006 #13
    YESSSSS i've known that version for a few years now & always wondered who did it! thx soo much! :approve:
     
  15. Nov 9, 2006 #14

    Gokul43201

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    Many...(if you ignore the distinction between a remake and a cover)...here's a few that come to mind:

    I Shot the Sheriff - reggae (marley) to rock(clapton)
    Baby I Love your Way - rock (frampton) to reggae (big mountain)
    Heard it Through the Grapevine - soul (marvin gaye) to rock (CCR)
    All Along the Watchtower - talking, with harmonica (dylan) to screaming, with electric guitar (hendrix)
    Walk This Way - rock (aerosmith) to hip-hop (run DMC)
    Redemption Song - reggae (marley) to rock (U2), alternative rock (dave matthews band), soul (stevie wonder, lauryn hill), hip-hop (arrested development), folk (indigo girls)
     
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  16. Nov 9, 2006 #15

    ZapperZ

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    Oooh.. I can come up with a couple even more extreme.

    How about Sergey Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 becoming a big ballad hit called "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen?

    Along the same line, Beethoven's Symphony #5 becoming "A Fifth of Beethoven", a #1 dance hit for Walter Murphy Band (it appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack).

    Zz.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2006 #16

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    ...which was more recently ruined by Celine Dion.:yuck:

    There's the Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston versions of "I will always love you". Cher's "Do I ever cross your mind" was redone by Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt as a lovely slide guitar-enhanced duet. Tori Amos did her own slow and sultry version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
     
  18. Nov 9, 2006 #17
    what about michael bolton's version of recondita armonia from puccini's tosca... :yuck:
    ... i guess it isn't really a cover song but i don't think he's ever done an album of 'opera hits'; i think it was on one of his pop albums.
     
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