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619744-52106a3f11bb7-largeHappy Sunday! The clocks have been turned back, most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the moon rules with prominence in the late fall sky.

Throughout history, much has been written about the moon in relation to mystery and romance. It’s fascination never seems to leave us.

I did a search of my music library and 208 recordings of “moon songs” came up. Many are recordings of the same songs by different artists.

Here are five of my most favorite moon songs:

Talking To The Moon – Written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Albert Winkler & Jeff Bhasker and Performed by Bruno Mars. Originally recorded for the album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans.


Moon River by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It received the 1961 Academy Award for Best Original Song, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. There have been many wonderful recordings of this classic. Performed here by Andy WIlliams.


Moonfall by Rupert Holmes from the Tony Award winning, Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood sung by Betsy Wolfe in the 2013 Broadway Revival.


Fly Me To The Moon by Bart Howard  Recorded by many artists, sung here by Nat King Cole.


Moon Over Bourbon Street Written and Performed by Sting. Originally from the album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles. Inspired by the Anne Rice novel, Interview With The Vampire. Shown here, recorded Live in Berlin 2010.


Do you have a favorite you want to share? Let me know!

Have a great week!


  1. MeylaM says:

    Thank you for sharing. Moon River by Andy Williams has touched me a lot.
    I’ve checked my library and here’s the one I like so much. Goodnight Moon by Shivaree http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHYDFClkqHw
    Hope you enjoy it.
    I have a couple of Moon and Sun phases applications and according to one it is Waxing Gibbous 84% today, (2-3 days to Full Moon) I don’t understand astrology but I believe that both the Moon and the Sun have strong influences on Earth. 🙂


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