Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)

~ Song


lyricist:Yip Harburg (in 1938)
composer:Harold Arlen (in 1938)
premiered by:Judy Garland (in 1939)
publisher:EMI Feist Catalog Inc.
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher)
EMI Partnership Ltd.
EMI United Partnership Ltd.
Leo Feist Music
Robbins Music Corp. Ltd.
United Partnership Ltd.
sub-publisher:EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia) Ltd., Taiwan
フジパシフィック音楽出版 SBK事業部 (until 2014-12-31)
ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (until 2017-03-31)
フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 (from 2015-01-01 to present)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company – do not use as release label) (from 2017-04-01 to present)
part of:Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 12) (order: 6)
lyrics page:https://genius.com/Judy-garland-over-the-rainbow-lyrics [info]
https://j-lyric.net/artist/a051fb4/l01b505.html [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/5316 [info]
Songfacts:https://www.songfacts.com/facts/judy-garland/over-the-rainbow [info]
Wikidata:Q161402 [info]
later translated versions:Har'ey DungDaq vogh 'oH (Over The Rainbow)
L’Arc en ciel (Somewhere Over the Rainbow, du film “Le Magicien d’Oz”)
Ovan regnbågen
Pāri varavīksnei (Over the Rainbow)
Sateenkaaren tuolla puolen
Wenn du in meinen Träumen bist
虹の彼方 (Japanese Version of Over the Rainbow)
later versions:Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Marusha rave version of “Over the Rainbow”)
part of:The Wizard of Oz (1942 Arlen/Harburg musical)
The Wizard of Oz (1939 film soundtrack)
is the basis for:MAIN THEME (Rainbow Islands)
Memories of a Rainbow
Unter dem Meer (Spongebob)
arrangements:12 Songs: Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow (for piano, Shearing)
Over the Rainbow (arr. Dave Stapleton)
Over the Rainbow (for choir, Pickard)
Over the Rainbow (arr. Daniel Powers)


1938-10-07Over the RainbowJudy Garland6:50
1938-10-07Over the Rainbow (original MGM soundstage version first released in 1939-09)Judy Garland2:48
1938-10-07Over the Rainbow (film version first released in 1956)Judy Garland2:13
1938-12-08Over the RainbowLarry Clinton & His Orchestra3:17
1938-12-08Over the RainbowLarry Clinton & His Orchestra3:18
1939-07-24Over the RainbowBob Crosby and His Orchestra?:??
1939-07-28Over the RainbowJudy Garland2:48
1939-07-28Over the Rainbow (Decca recording first released in 1939-09)Judy Garland2:50
1939-07-28Over the RainbowJudy Garland2:51
1939-12-21Over the RainbowcoverAl Bowlly with orchestra conducted by Ronnie Munro3:07
1939-12-29Over the RainbowcoverVera Lynn feat. Arthur Young3:08
1939Over the Rainbow (1939 Live)liveJudy Garland3:13
1940-09-24Over the Rainbow (live, 1940-09-28: Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, USA)Judy Garland3:09
1943-07-04Over the Rainbow (broadcast recording, 1943-07-04)liveJudy Garland4:16
1945-05-01Over the Rainbow (original studio master)coverFrank Sinatra3:16
1945-05-01Over the Rainbow (playback)coverFrank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra3:19
1945Over the RainbowFrank Sinatra3:18
1946-01-02Over the RainbowFrank Sinatra4:13
1946-01-02Over The RainbowcoverFrank Sinatra4:05
1947-12-13Over the RainbowStan Kenton and His Orchestras?:??
1948-09-30Over the RainbowliveJudy Garland with Al Jolson and Oscar Levant0:48
1949-01Over the Rainbow (1949-01‒1949-02)coverDjango Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli2:44
1949-03-29Over the RainbowinstrumentalErroll Garner3:01
1949-03-29Over the RainbowinstrumentalErroll Garner Trio3:06
1949-05-09Over the RainbowliveCharlie Ventura3:47
1949-10-18Over the RainbowinstrumentalJames Moody and His Cool Cats2:52
1949-10-18Over the RainbowinstrumentalJames Moody?:??
1950Over the RainbowinstrumentalLucky Thompson & His Orchestra2:58
1951-04-19Over the RainbowinstrumentalDon Byas?:??
1951-04-19Over the RainbowinstrumentalDon Byas Quartet2:49
1951-05-01Over the RainbowinstrumentalBud Powell2:55
1951-05-01Over the RainbowinstrumentalBud Powell?:??
1951-05-01Over the RainbowinstrumentalBud Powell2:58
1951-05-01Over the RainbowinstrumentalBud Powell Trio2:57
1951-10-08Over the RainbowinstrumentalShorty Rogers & His Giants3:02
1951-10-08Over the RainbowinstrumentalShorty Rogers and His Giants3:00
1951-10-08Over the RainbowinstrumentalJimmy Giuffre3:02
1951-10-08Over the RainbowinstrumentalShorty Rogers and His Giants3:01
1952-02-24Over the Rainbow (live, 1952-02-24: The Palace Theater, New York, NY, USA)liveJudy Garland5:23
1952-04-18Over the RainbowinstrumentalPaul Smith?:??
1952-10-02Over the Rainbowinstrumental and liveThe Dave Brubeck Trio5:05
1952-10-12Summer Song/Over the Rainbowinstrumental, live and medleyDave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond5:14
1952-10-22Over the Rainbowinstrumental and liveThe Dave Brubeck Quartet5:07
1952Over the RainbowcoverRosemary Clooney3:26
1953-01-28Over the RainbowStan Kenton and His Orchestra3:05
1953-01-28 – 1953-01-30Over the RainbowcoverStan Kenton3:03
1953-12-28Over the RainbowinstrumentalArt Tatum3:44
1953Over the RainbowcoverRita Reys with the Lars Gullin Quartet2:45
1954-01-22Over the Rainbow (live, 1954-01-22: Messehalle, Cologne, Germany)liveBillie Holiday & Buddy DeFranco Quartet4:51
1954-02-19Over the RainbowMaynard Ferguson3:03
1954-04-12Over the RainbowinstrumentalJames Moody and His Band3:06
1954-06-29Over the Rainbowcover and instrumentalClaude Williamson Trio3:22
1954-08-06Over the RainbowinstrumentalCount Basie2:50
1954-11-16Over the RainbowinstrumentalOscar Peterson3:33
1955-03-14Over the RainbowinstrumentalErroll Garner10:39
1955-07-03Over the Rainbowcover and instrumentalArt Tatum3:10
1955-10-27Over the Rainbow (original LP mono mix)coverSarah Vaughan3:30
1955-10-27Over the Rainbow (alternate take)coverSarah Vaughan3:31
1955-12-16Over the RainbowinstrumentalStan Getz5:25
1955-12-16Over the RainbowinstrumentalStan Getz5:26
1955-12-16Over the RainbowinstrumentalStan Getz5:28
1956-01-22Over the RainbowinstrumentalThe Modern Jazz Quartet3:57
1956-06-20Over the RainbowinstrumentalKenny Burrell5:59
1956-08Over the RainbowinstrumentalThe Marty Paich Quartet featuring Art Pepper2:20
1956-10-05Over the RainbowBud Powell3:22
1956-11-03Over the Rainbowinstrumental and liveThe Hal McKusick Quartette3:55
1956-11-03Over the Rainbowinstrumental and liveHal McKusick4:05
1956Over the RainbowinstrumentalThe Marty Paich Quartet feat. Art Pepper2:20
1957-02-05Over the RainbowinstrumentalDonald Byrd8:21
1957-02-05Over the RainbowinstrumentalDonald Byrd & Gigi Gryce8:18
1957-02-18Over the Rainbow (take 4 - master)instrumentalLee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, et. al.4:18
1957-02-18Over the Rainbow (take 3 - alternate)instrumentalLee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, et. al.4:34
1957-04-07Over the RainbowDizzy Gillespie4:38
1957-04-07Over the RainbowinstrumentalDizzy Gillespie Big Band4:37
1957-08Over the RainbowinstrumentalRusty Bryant3:13
1957-09Over the RainbowinstrumentalThe Ed Higgins Trio?:??
1957-10-03Over the Rainbowcover and instrumentalJohn T. Williams Septet2:28
1957-11-29Over the RainbowinstrumentalBud Shank4:20
1958-08-05Over the Rainbow (live, 1958-08-05: Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, CA, USA)liveJudy Garland4:30
1958-08-05Over the Rainbow (live, 1958-08-05: Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, CA, USA)liveJudy Garland5:01
1958Over the RainbowCaterina Valente3:00
1959-07-14 – 1959-08-09Over the RainbowinstrumentalOscar Peterson2:18
1959Over the RainbowHarold Nicholas et son orchestre2:00
1960-08-01Over the RainbowcoverAretha Franklin with The Ray Bryant Combo2:39
1960-09-27Over the RainbowcoverRichard Williams8:44
1960-12-10Over the Rainbow (Theme) (live, 1960-12-10: Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam, Netherlands)liveJudy Garland?:??
1960Over the RainbowcoverElla Fitzgerald4:16
1961-01Over the RainbowinstrumentalSam Jones6:39
1961-04-23Chicago (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA)instrumental, live and partialJudy Garland4:52
1961-04-23Over the Rainbow (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA)liveJudy Garland3:57
1961-04-23Over the Rainbow (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA)liveJudy Garland5:46
1961-04-23Over the Rainbow (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA, mono)liveJudy Garland4:00
1961-04-23Over the Rainbow (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA)liveJudy Garland4:18
1961-04-23Over the Rainbow (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA, stereo LP edit)liveJudy Garland4:00
1961-04-23Overture: The Trolley Song / Over the Rainbow / The Man That Got Away (live, 1961-04-23: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA)live and medleyJudy Garland5:44
1961-04-23Swaneeinstrumental and liveJudy Garland7:36
1961Over the RainbowcoverSarah Vaughan2:59
1962-01-05Over the Rainbowcover and instrumentalChet Baker3:30
1963-07-29Over the Rainbowcover and liveSarah Vaughan3:40
1963-12-06Over the Rainbow (live, 1963-12-06: CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California, USA)liveJudy Garland3:37
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