Friday Videos Wish you a Wonderful World

I love this song forty kinds of a lot. It’s a very solemn day for some, and a breadless day for others, and for most folks it’s a holiday weekend, so enjoy and hope you have rainbows.

 

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    Mama Nice says:

    This song never fails to make me feel happy and just a little bittersweet too…I want to hug my kids, drive in a car with the windows down and the wind in my hair, and hold hands with my husband.

    Hope you all have a weekend full of love and peace (man I sound like a hippie…)

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    Kat Sheridan says:

    I think I own every single thing Iz ever did. Man, he died too young, but what a legacy. Beautiful.

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    HeatherO says:

    This is the song my sister chose for the father/daughter dance at her wedding. My dad is Pacific Islander, so it had extra special meaning for us all.

    Iz was such an amazing talent, and I am completely unable to listen to this song without getting choked up.

    Love it!

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    Tamara Hogan says:

    Ah damn, Mark Greene was listening to this song when he died on “ER.” Now I’m tearing up.

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    Tabithaz says:

    Oh, Iz.  We love you and miss you, man.  But your music will always live on.

    This song is just good karma.

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    Ellielu says:

    Thank you, and Iz from over the rainbow, for making me cry.

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    Kim in Hawaii says:

    This is the unofficial Hawaii State Song.  The radio stations, TV ads, and everything in between play this song constantly.

    Iz’s songs advocate for Hawaiian independence, which is a hot topic as the Senate considers the Akaka Bill to give federal recognition to the Native Hawaiians.  The issue is not a straight forward as it seems. But Iz’s name is an example of changing Hawaiian culture.  From wikipedia,

    “In 1860 Kamehameha IV signed the Act to Regulate Names. Hawaiians were to take their father’s given name as a surname, and all children born henceforth were to receive a Christian, i.e. English, given name. Hawaiian names were transferred into middle names. The law was not repealed until 1967.” 

    If Iz’s music calls to you, then come on over to the Hawaiian Islands.  It is a fascinating place of natural wonder and Polynesian culture.

  8. 8

    Now I’m all choked up. I need to kick something to recover my evil equilibrium.

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    Barb says:

    Well, add me to the list of viewers who got choked up.  I grew up in Hawaii (I know, tough life, but somebody had to do it) and this made me so homesick.  Iz is missed. 
    Mahalo (thank you) for posting this.

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    Robin L says:

    This is the perfect song for Hawai’i.  I have so many pics of morning rainbows as seen from the lanai.  Watching this video made the matzah much more palatable

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    Sandy Martins says:

    My brother and sister-in-law’s wedding song was this one mixed together with IZ’s “What a Wnderful World”. Amazing, Love this song. Oh yeah…add me to the teary eyed list…lol

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    Sandy Martins says:

    oops *Wonderful* must have been the tears

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    Francesca says:

    I had that kind of day at work that I needed this song to believe again in humans. Thanks

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    Faellie says:

    Did this recording come before or after Eva Cassidy did the same version of the song?  Hers was first heard in about 1992, I think, but only became well-known in the UK in about 2000.

    I found the video here too painful to watch.  So sad that both singers are now gone, far too early.

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    Lori says:

    Wow, I’m crying. That was so beautiful. There aren’t words to express it.

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    Cher Gorman says:

    Oh, what a wonderful video and tribute.

    Cher

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    S says:

    A beautiful voice gone too quickly from us.  Listening to this, and his other songs, I don’t know, it just brings a peace, soothing voice and lyrics…the world disappears and you remember the good things in life

  18. 18

    beautiful voice gone too quickly from us.  Listening to this, and his other songs, I don’t know, it

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