50 Years of a Wonderful World

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Complain all you want about the world, but the world won’t stop being wonderful for you. The lyrics of a timeless classic say it all.

  • Louis Armstrong one of the most influential jazz artists of all time
  • Instantly recognisable, gravelly voice
  • What a Wonderful World‘ one of his most popular songs

Complain all you want about the world, but the world won’t stop being wonderful for you. The lyrics of a timeless classic say it all.

If you’re younger than 50 years old, you weren’t even born when a man called Armstrong (no, not the one that went to the moon) gifted this wonderful world with a song that sang its praises. His name was Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential jazz artists of all time.

With his unique, instantly recognisable, gravelly voice, he came out with one of his most popular songs, ‘What a Wonderful World‘, in 1967. It topped the pop charts in the UK, making him the oldest male to top the UK Singles Chart, at two months short of 67 years old. By Apr 2014, Louis Armstrong’s 1967 recording had sold 2,173,000 downloads in the US after it was released digitally.

Even if you weren’t born when this classic oldie but goodie hit the charts, chances are you have heard this beautiful song with its meaningful lyrics that have stood the test of time and remain relevant today.

You can’t deny that the wonderful world Armstrong sang of 50 years ago still exists – the trees are still green, the roses still red, and they continue to bloom for you and me. The colours of the rainbow, are still on the faces of people going by. Indeed, we’re still one colourful family of every race and creed.

The world didn’t change into the hateful place so many think it is today, people and perspectives did. We can’t deny the truth of this evergreen song – there is still so much beauty, love and hope in this world. Oh yeah.

Lyrics of ‘What A Wonderful World’

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 colours 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….