Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World is a famous medley sung by the famous Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. This song was part of his first album, released in 1990, entitled Ka ʻAnoʻi.

In 2021, the song was even selected for preservation inside the United States National Recording Registry through the Library of Congress. For them, it was historically and culturally a significant masterpiece.

This song has been honored with many awards and was even part of the single chart listings for so many years.

How to Download Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole

You can download the song from a digital store such as Amazon Music or Apple Music – click on the Download button that is located below this review. If you like Linkin Park, check out also our review of Numb.

The Song Review

Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – the Meaning of the Lyrics

Talking about the song’s lyrics, it gives out the emerging satanic intelligence over the mind-controlling community programming. It gives out the viewpoint that the dreams you are seeing are filled with satanic thinking and all the magic words they use.

Thus, all the lyrics display the expression of powerful faith and sign that there is nothing else better than ahead. The song will bring upon a comforting companion on the arduous and long journey towards the path of happiness.

Somewhere over the Rainbow – the Video Interpretation

Discussing the video interpretation of the song, you will see that the video is quite simple and finished in the old era timings. The whole video depicts the singer itself, and no other backgrounds and display models have been used. You will find the song to be a lot soothing and calming for the ears as if it is a blessing. Looking at the video once will make you listen to it repeatedly.

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About Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole means the fearless eye and the bold face. His popular stage name is Bruddah Iz, or just IZ. He was known to be a top leading Hawaiian musician, well-known singer, talented songwriter, and prominent Hawaiian sovereignty activist.

In 1993, he got real success when his album, Facing Future, was at least released, which gained a huge commercial success. His song, “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,” was part of his famous album, Ka ʻAnoʻi & Facing Future. He even made an appearance in different television programs, films, and TV commercials.

He is popularly known for mixing different genres of music all at once, with which reggae and jazz were famous. No doubt that in his songs, he has presented the beauty of the Hawaiian songs very amazingly and with pure reality.

Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole
Somewhere over the Rainbow is a song by a Hawaiian artist Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole (1959-1997). Download it now and have a good time.
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Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole Review Summary

  • The message of life is depicted beautifully in the song
  • Overall music of the song is so calming
  • The video is a bit short
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Zubair Noor

Zubair Noor

Zubair believes music can heal hurting souls. He listens to R&B, pop, and jazz melodies frequently. The writer thinks music is similar to unraveling a fortune cookie. He is an expert at deciphering the lyrical hidden meanings by learning the artist's backstory. Favorite artists include Dua Lipa, Mariah Carey, and Adele.

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