Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I can’t believe it’s the 9th of January already…
So, to today’s Musical Monday post, the charming The Wizard of Oz. Released in 1939, the film shot 17-year-old Judy Garland to stardom for her portrayal of the film’s heroine, Dorothy Gale. After being swept away from her home in a tornado, Dorothy is stranded in a magical land called Oz. Together with her new friends – The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion – she must find the mysterious wizard who may be able to help her get back home.
The film received many Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. While it missed out on that award, Gone With The Wind took it home instead, it did win the Academy Awards for Best Music – Original Score and Best Music – Original Song for ‘Over the Rainbow’.
While ‘Over the Rainbow’ is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and loved songs from the film, I have a soft spot for the recurring song ‘We’re Off to See the Wizard’, which is sung every time one of Dorothy’s companions join her.