American singer Eva Cassidy's cover was made the title track of a compilation album of recordings, which was released in 1998, two years after her death from melanoma. The album took off in the UK after Cassidy's version of "Over the Rainbow
" was played by Terry Wogan on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. The Songbird
set went on to top the UK album charts, almost three years after its initial release. In 2009 an audition performance of Cassidy's arrangement of this song by Shanna Goodhead on Britain's The X-Factor
, prompted enough interest to push the late American's singer's version into the UK Top 75 Singles Chart.