What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Australian Charts:
What a Wonderful World peaked at no 29 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 26 June 1968.

It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single. It charted in Australia in 1968.
After appearing in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, the song was re-released as a single in 1988. Armstrong’s recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
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U Discover Music:
“What A Wonderful World” was written in 1967 by George David Weiss together with George Douglas, an alias for Bob Thiele, Armstrong’s producer at ABC Records. In his 2005 book, What A Wonderful World: A Lifetime Of Recordings, Thiele said that the song was intended as a reassuring antidote to the mounting problems facing America in the late 60s; a time defined by what he described as “the deepening national traumas of the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, racial strife, and turmoil everywhere.”
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