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"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is a song originally sung by Judy Garland from the 1939 movie, The Wizard Of Oz.

Ariana Grande covered and released the song on June 6, 2017, as a single to raise money as part of her benefit concert One Love Manchester, after 22 people were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing at Grande's concert on May 22, 2017.[1] It was released through Republic Records. The song peaked at No. 60 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Live performances Edit

Grande performed the single for the first time on TV at the One Love Manchester concert on June 4, 2017. Beginning on June 7, the singer added the song to her Dangerous Woman Tour setlist for the remainder of the tour.[3][4]

Trivia Edit

  • Grande first covered the song when she was 14 at a friend's 95th birthday.[5]
  • "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was the finale performance after "One Last Time" at One Love Manchester.
    • The live version was recorded and uploaded to iTunes and Spotify with the proceeds being donated to the UK Red Cross.
  • Grande performed the song on one of the Manchester Victims birthday's. The victim's name was Saffie and she was only 8 when she passed away at the Manchester Concert.[6]

Lyrics Edit

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

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

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Way above the chimney top
That's where you'll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Oh why, oh why can't I?

Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Way above the chimney top
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, then oh why can't I?

If happy little blue birds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I?

References Edit

Covers

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanABCBaby It's Cold OutsideBe AlrightBeauty and the BeastBorn This Way/Express YourselfBring Me To LifeCalifornia Gurls / Tik TokChestnutsDiamonds Are A Girls Best FriendDie in Your ArmsDon't Dream It's OverDon't You (Forget About Me)EmotionsGimme Some Lovin'Girls Just Want To Have FunGrenadeHave Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasHide And SeekI Believe In You And MeI Have NothingI Wanna Dance With SomebodyI Want You BackI'm Every WomanIf I Ain't Got YouIf I Were A BoyJust For NowListenLove On TopLove The Way You LieO Holy NightOnly Girl (In the World)Pink + WhitePrivate PartyReflectionRolling In The DeepSexual HealingSleigh RideSomewhere Over The RainbowSuddenly FrankieTake CareTeenage DreamThe Heart of the MatterThere's HopeViennaWhere Is The Love?Where The Boys AreWhitney Houston MedleyZero to Hero