IZ in Top 10 Cover Songs, Better Than the Original

Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by in IZ

Israel Kamakawiwo ‘Oles Ukelele Version of “Over the Rainbow” was featured at #3 in Terrific Top 10’s list of cover songs, better than the original. “Over the Rainbow” was written by E.Y Harburg for the 1939 movie “The Wizard of OZ”, and was originally sung by Judy Garland.

11 Responses to “IZ in Top 10 Cover Songs, Better Than the Original”

  1. sharon
    15 November 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    I really love this song…

  2. Ziaul Islam Sumon
    25 November 2012 at 6:04 am #

    Excellent Buddy!!!! You are just my Man!!! God bless you all the way up!! Cheers!

  3. Barbara Hedlund
    3 January 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Happy New Year. A March 2013 bride is asking for Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo to be played for her wedding. What versions are available in sheet music please? Thank you for your help.

  4. Angela Maxwell
    15 January 2013 at 4:06 am #

    Love your music so much!

  5. Denis
    28 January 2013 at 1:27 am #

    I thought no one could sing “Somewhere over the rainbow,” better than Judy Garland … but I was wrong. Israel’s super smooth voice with a soft touch of Ukelele makes this song a whole new sound; and yes better than the original. I am old enough to remember the original and although it was beautiful Israel redefines the song.

  6. Austin
    7 February 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I just watched Meet Joe Black and this song/version/artist was featured during the end credits–I’d heard it before and it has always mesmerized me. 🙂 I was so glad to figure out finally (by watching the credits to the very end!) who the artist was. Just beautiful!

  7. roberto prestes
    7 February 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    sem duvidas o audio desse havaiano, que em 1997 partiu para além do arco-íris, foi um dos mais incríveis que eu já tive o privilégio de escutar, essa música ai é fabulosa, e aposto que marcou muitas gerações e embalou muitos sonhos, fantástico, aloha…………….Israel K……..IZ…………….

  8. Virginia Cerda I.
    16 February 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Musica hermosa que nos transporta a la cima del alma y los sentimientos más bellos que tenemos florecen.

    16 February 2013 at 2:14 pm #


  10. phill
    22 March 2013 at 10:33 am #

    most inspirational song and performance by a god given talent in iz

  11. jamee
    27 March 2013 at 11:13 am #

    You shouldnth judge a person by there cover dig deeper and you’ll see what gift they’ve got just like iz