Louis Armstrong — What A Wonderful World
Album: Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:15
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I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, "I love you."

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Oh yeah
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I personally don't like this song, it's too slow, too naive and idealistic. It's not related to the voice of Louis Armstrong or his interpretation, i don't like any cover done either.
 zepher wrote:
Maybe the only song that deserves a "Godlike" 10 rating.  Imagine if we all could have this point of view....

 
Spot on, my friend.
Always a favorite.
{#Daisy}
We're not actually saying I Love You.

Sorry 
It really would be awesome if we got ride of all the a$$h*les
 Terranathan wrote:

The only track I've instantly given a 10.

Desert island favourite



 
..... yes very much so - a really feel good song :-)
Maybe the only song that deserves a "Godlike" 10 rating.  Imagine if we all could have this point of view....
I like this song, and I know this mood

The only track I've instantly given a 10.

Desert island favourite


At a complete loss as to why anyone could rate this song a 1.
 neuticle wrote:

Right on Carl..good lesson for today. Props.
 
...and not for "today" only, i would add with your permission.
 Cynaera wrote:
Yesssss..... (sighing contentedly) 10 - always. {#Daisy}
 


The original 10
 
Quite possibly the most uplifting song I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Satchmo ownes this song, all other versions fall short.
As wonderful as this song is, it's starting to be overplayed. I even hear it on regular radio on my drive to work.
This song always brings me around to remembering that today is just another day in Paradise.  Truly.

Good stuff this one is. 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 Carl wrote:

It seems that way, but if you tune out the media that focus on the sensational, shocking and tawdry (it sells — but not to me) and tune into the wonderful things big and small that are all around us in myriad forms, it is a wonderful world (and would be even more wonderful if more would tune out the negative stuff, I believe).

 
Right on Carl..good lesson for today. Props.
Sometimes its hard to feel this way...but sometimes you gotta see the beauty in the world. Thanks Louis!
Never mind the over-commercialized airplay, this is one of the greatest songs ever..!
This just has to be followed by Zippa-dee-doo-dah :o)
This song makes me happy.
 jagdriver wrote:
WAY-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y overplayed!

(And overrated!) 
 
Maybe so, but that does not deny the stellar 10 it deserves.
Just puts a smile on your face, now if only all of us could go thru our days humming this song in the back of our heads would not this world be a more wonderful and peaceful place to live. 
WAY-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y overplayed!

(And overrated!) 
it's better 10 than others :) 
Love it!

If Tiffany were singing it...probably not a 10 though.{#Clap}
Yesssss..... (sighing contentedly) 10 - always. {#Daisy}
This song always reminds me of my middle daughter Catherine, and our dance at her wedding, absolutely beautiful and timeless... BIG Grin :o)
 Alpine wrote:
This song always makes me pause and think.  It's like church.
 

Amen.
Thank you Louis for this song. So easy,smoothy....
While this truly is a wonderful song.....FOR KIDS....I think to myself he must on medication....LOLOLOL
 
P l a y e d OUT!
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Yes}true, however the state of the World is not wonderful as of late.  I guess it is an attitude thing. coolpeople_rule wrote:
The way life should be appreciated by all of us.
 
 
It seems that way, but if you tune out the media that focus on the sensational, shocking and tawdry (it sells — but not to me) and tune into the wonderful things big and small that are all around us in myriad forms, it is a wonderful world (and would be even more wonderful if more would tune out the negative stuff, I believe).

What a wonderful song. Good movie, too.
{#Yes}true, however the state of the World is not wonderful as of late.  I guess it is an attitude thing. coolpeople_rule wrote:
The way life should be appreciated by all of us.
 


 coolpeople_rule wrote:
The way life should be appreciated by all of us.
 
What a sweet thought

This song always makes me pause and think.  It's like church.
Always uplifting to hear, sing, or play this lovely tune.  I always liked the music video that was released about the time this song was used in "Good Morning Vietnam" (Robin Williams' movie) in which the earth is seen from space...as if the camera is on an orbiting satellite. {#Group-hug}
Ugh. Gone.
 Radiohead-head wrote:
Ahh...my daughters favorite song since she was 2...BIG smile on my face...thank you Bill.
 
Like the screen name and location.
                                        {#Notworthy}
...lew-ee or lew-iss?..i'd always heard the former, until bill just now...
 Radiohead-head wrote:
Ahh...my daughters favorite song since she was 2...BIG smile on my face...thank you Bill.
 
Funny, I just emailed my wife, telling her I was thinking of our daughter because of this song coming on and how much she loves this song.  Everyone has to stop what they are doing when this song starts so she can sing along.  Big smile indeed.

For some reason I always associate this song with Christmas, even though it is not a Christmas song...


 Anax wrote:
I'm just not there.
And who ARE these people?
Can this be the same rowdy crowd that waxes ecstatic over Pink Floyd?
Or is that a different subgroup of RP listeners?

 
Just a bunch of folks who have a Very wide range of musical tastes.

The way life should be appreciated by all of us.
Ahh...my daughters favorite song since she was 2...BIG smile on my face...thank you Bill.
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Anytime, anywhere this song brings a smile to my face. Perfect!


What a wondeful song...




 Proclivities wrote:
A great crap song, but and there is much better material from the gigantic catalog of Mr. Armstrong's works.
 
Fixed your typos.