Over the Rainbow — Judy Garland
Over the Rainbow (often referred to as Somewhere Over the Rainbow) is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and it became Judy Garland’s signature song.
The song tops the “Songs of the Century” list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. It also topped the American Film Institute’s “100 Years, 100 Songs” list.
Command Performance 1943 – The Judy Garland Database lists this performance as a “radio song.” Command Performance was a radio program; but JGDB seems uncertain as to which episode this is. An undated performance where Bob Hope is the MC is listed twice, once without an episode number and once identified as #81. It was evidently filmed for Army-Navy Screen Magazine, a short film program shown to American soldiers stationed around the world during World War II which would include a newsreel and a cartoon of Private Snafu.
The Judy Garland Special, 1955 — in tramp costume
Judy Garland with Orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart , recorded 25 August 1955 for Capitol Records, released on the LP Miss Show Business – 1955
Carnegie Hall – 23 April 1961 (audio)
London Palladium – 8 November 1964 with Liza Minelli
Mike Douglas Show, the episode dated 12 August 1968, preceded by a portion of the interview
We’re off to see the Wizard
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
We hear he is a whiz of a Wiz
If ever a Wiz there was
If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was
The Wizard of Oz is one because
Because, because, because, because, because
Because of the wonderful things he does
We’re off to see the wizard
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
tribute #1, by staclynn72