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"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" is a medley of the songs "Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World" arranged and sung by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and Facing Future. The song was originally recorded in a spur-of-the-moment demo session in 1988, and was done in a single take. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" reached #12 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart the week of January 31, 2004 (for the survey week ending January 18, 2004).
"Over the Rainbow", with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Yip Harburg, was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz and was sung by actress Judy Garland
"What a Wonderful World" is a pop ballad written by Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single, which topped the pop charts in the United Kingdom.