Happy Wednesday! Today is all about the moon in music…some of my favorite examples are: Cat Stevens – Moonshadow, Moondance – Van Morrison, Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival – which I never really appreciated until that episode of Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist, for those of you who watch… In any event, Wickeds, do you have a favorite song that incorporates the moon?
Jessie: My favorite song involving the moon is Lua, Lua, Lua, Lua by Virginia Rodrigues. The title of the song translates to Moon, Moon, Moon, Moon. She is a Brazilian singer and one of my very favorites. I think her voice is simply magical. I’ve linked a video here so you can listen for yourself.
Julie: Andy Williams “Moon River” is wonderful. Loved it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This article is really interesting about the history of the song.
Edith/Maddie: I was going to say “Moon River” too, Julie. But definitely “Bad Moon Rising” – the lyric of which my sister and I first thought was, “There’s a bathroom on the right” – and kept singing it that way even after we got it straightened out.
Barb: I have to go with Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” It is such a classic and so ubiquitous we all know it even if we don’t think we do. https://youtu.be/CvFH_6DNRCY
Sherry: Barb, I used to play Clair de Lune on the piano. I love a lot of the old classics like Fly Me to the Moon, Glen Miller’s Moonlight Serenade, and Blue Moon. Here’s a link to the Frank Sinatra version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1ZC6sZjIY
Liz: I love all of these – and I used to play Moon River on the piano when I was a kid. I think it’s the only song I could still play by memory.
Readers, do you have a favorite song that features the moon? Tell us in the comments!