Post # 1
What do you think the song somewhere over the rainbow is about? Was thinking of playing this as the bridal party walked in, but I am reading some things that say it is about death!!! Definatly don’t want people to think that lol. I just think it’s such a beautiful song!
Post # 3
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
My sister had the Hawaiian version at her wedding as the Bridal Party walked in, and it was lovely!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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.
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@clover32512: I remember that episode. Makes me cry every time.
Post # 11
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
- 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
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 🙂