What a Wonderful World

This 1967 ballad by Louis Armstrong plays while everyone is downstairs at Rory’s second party, trading Rory stories, and then continues as Lorelai and Emily talk upstairs. Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, it was not at first a hit in the US because the record company didn’t promote it, but went to #1 in the UK and was successful around the world.

When it was re-released in 1988 after featuring in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, it went to #32 in the US, and was #7 on the adult contemporary charts. It has become a pop standard, with many cover versions, and often used in film and television soundtracks.

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