Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Your Favorite Moon Songs


I'm doing a little research for my novel and I thought it might be fun to bring anyone in on it who would like to participate. I need to know your favorite moon songs- that is, songs about the moon. One of the characters is making a mixed CD of moon songs and while I won't be naming every song in the actual novel, I enjoy a well developed backstory.

Here are a few to get us started:

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

13 comments:

StrugglingToMakeIt said...

I don't know if you'll find this helpful or just plain kitsch tacky (guess it depends on your musical tastes), but here's one of my favorites:

La Luna - Belinda Carlisle

The Geeky Quill said...

Oo, thanks. I haven't heard it before, but I'm listening to it now. Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go's right? But that was before your time. Very cool. :)

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StrugglingToMakeIt said...

Yes of Go-Go's fame. Ha ha, perhaps a bit before, but I love both the Go-Go's and Belinda.

Lisa SP said...

"Blue Moon" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Lyrics at www.oracleband.net/Lyrics/blue-moon.htm. Explanation at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Moon_(song)#Lyrics

"Moon River" by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. From the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's - info and MP3 of Audrey Hepburn singing it (not a great rendition, but it's the one people first heard, I believe) www.reelclassics.com/Movies/Tiffanys/moonriver-lyrics.htm or look up Andy Williams crooning it on YouTube.

I adore these songs.

Jasmine said...

"The Killing Moon" By Echo & The Bunnymen
"Who Killed Mr. Moonlight" By Bauhaus
"Marquee Moon" By Television
"Astronauts Have Landed On The Moon" By Dalek I Love You
"Blood On The Moon" By Chrome
"New Moon On Monday" By Duran Duran
"Rok it to the Moon" By The Stranglers
"No Moon" By Pete Shelley
"Luna" By Smashing Pumpkins
"Walking On The Moon" By The Police

I guess I listen to a lot of "Moon" music!

StrugglingToMakeIt said...

Yes, Luna by SP! I totally forgot. I would have recommended that one, too. So I am here now to "second" that nomination.

The Geeky Quill said...

You all are awesome LUNAtics!
:)

karabu said...

"Song About the Moon" by Paul Simon.

My first thought was "Space Oddity", but I just checked, and the moon isn't mentioned. The filing system in my brain added it. Guess that explains some of my organization problems. . .

StrugglingToMakeIt said...

Oh. Just thought of another one. My Moon My Man. By Feist.

krchurch said...

Also:

1. Sitting on the Moon by Enigma
2. Tears of the Moon by Conjure One (featuring Sinead O'Connor)
3. The Different by Melissa Etheridge
4. Bad Moon Rising by Creedance Clearwater Revival
5. Moon Over Bourbon Street by Sting
6. To The Moon and Back by Savage Garden

Sorry for the late response but I just found this via Google. Am compiling a "moon" themed CD myself. So thanks!

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The Geeky Quill said...

Great. Thanks! :)