I Can Sing a Rainbow
The British pop singer Cilla Black recorded the song for her 1966 studio album Cilla Sings a Rainbow; the album title and cover sleeve were both inspired by the song. She swopped purple and orange round and that is the way most people learn it. Black's second album was a commercial success, charting at #4 on the UK Album Chart. Due to popular demand, Black regularly performed the song in her live concert tours of the 1960s and 1970s.
In 2004 Delta Goodrem sang the song in a TV advertisement for Tourism Australia that aired in many countries. Williams's version was also the closing theme song for the Philadelphia children's TV show, Captain Noah and His Magical Ark. The song has been used to teach children names of colours. However, despite the name of the song, not all the colours mentioned are actually colours of the rainbow (the colour pink, in particular, is not), and they are not presented in order of the visible light spectrum.
- www.chartstats.com Cilla Black - "Cilla" UK Album Chart Position
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- "I Can Sing A Rainbow". National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services.
- "I can sing a rainbow". British Council.
- Borland, Sophie (2008-01-11). "Ed Balls red-faced after 'Singing a Rainbow'". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2008-09-03.
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