(Closed) Somewhere over the rainbow?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

In the context the song was originally presented I think it’s meant to be about dreaming about a better place. I can see it being used in reference to death but don’t think it’s inappropriate

Post # 4
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My sister had the Hawaiian version at her wedding as the Bridal Party walked in, and it was lovely!

Post # 5
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s a beautiful song…but my personal taste prefers the bridal party to walk in to something that will really pump people up…

Post # 6
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nahh, I think it can be about what you want it to be… For me, it’s always been about childlike fantasy, about going to a place in your mind where you are free, at ease, and happy.  I love it and if I could, I would play the Hawaiian version at my wedding.

Post # 7
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The Television show ER really brought this song *the Hawaiian Version to light, as this is what played in the background when Dr. Mark Green passed away.

However, I am using the Glee version for my girls to walk. This was my 23 yo’s song of choice and I love it.

Post # 8
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think the song is about dreaming of a perfect place.

We had that song as our first dance – the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole over the rainbow/what a wonderful world song.  Is that the hawaiian version?  Played on the ukelele.

Our entrance song was tonights going to be a good night, I know it has prob be done heaps before but we wanted an upbeat song to walk into.

Post # 10
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@clover32512:  I remember that episode.  Makes me cry every time.

Post # 11
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I walked down the aisle to it. It’s one of my favorite songs of all time, and I don’t think it’s only about death though if it played at my funeral it wouldn’t be out of place.

Post # 12
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We’re using it as our recessional (: I just love how dreamy it sounds. We’re having a string trio play it and I don’t think people will associate it with death.


Post # 13
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I don’t associate it with death. It makes me think of random happy things, so helpful, I know!

We used it for our father/daughter dance, it was one of the first songs I sang at talent contests when I was really young, so it was neat to bring it back 🙂

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