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American Idol Season 5 - The Songs

Over the Rainbow


This is one of the most popular American pop standards of all time. There are hundreds of recorded versions. Three of the most memorable are included here.


Katharine McPhee - May 16, 2006


Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg

Notable Recorded Versions

  • Judy Garland - From the Soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Watch video)
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Track from Ka 'Ano'i Album (1990) (Watch Video)
  • Eva Cassidy - Track From Songbird Album (1998) (Watch video)

Key Lyric Phrase

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

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