Sunday, February 3, 2008


Hollyoaks recently featured a beautiful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, (E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen) it was also featured on the Lynx, Lynx Effect advert. After a bit of Googling and YouTubing we discovered the Hollyoaks/Lynx version was performed by Israel Kamakawiw'ole. Apparently it has also been used in many films including, 50 First Dates and You've Got Mail.

The ad . . .

You Never Know When (The Lynx Effect)

The song . . .

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole- Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Can't imagine him in Hollyoaks!

For a song that has never rated very high on the Popplastic charts, Somewhere Over The Rainbow has undergone a dramatic turnaround in it's fortunes! Not only have we discovered Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version but we've also fallen in love with Shayne Ward's live version from his X-Factor final.

Shayne Ward - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

How wrong we were!

Download it free here

I do like a bit of Lynx Africa . . .

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