Lyrics to Moon Tunes

Popular Moon Songs

Sometimes just invoking the image of the Moon in the name of a band is enough to capture attention such as the French group, "Fool Moon," or the group "Moon Riders". The Moon will continue its serenade, whether the music is Jazz inspired or Bluegrass; classical music, rock or punk; from Frank Sinatra's, "Fly me to the Moon," to Elvis Presley's, "Blue Moon". Whether the Moon sings in Sir Thomas of Peeping's medieval ballard "Uponst Thy Glorious Moon I Hath Gazed", or Cat Steven's "Moonshadow," the Moon shines on, and always in a fresh new form. Here are some of those Moon tunes:


A Collection of Moon Tunes:

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  1. Aria of the Moon - Petr Cvikl (Czech Musician)
  2. Aries Moon - Dennis Ruff (1938)
  3. Boro Budur in Moonlight- Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938)
  4. Moonlight Sonata- Ludwig Von Beethoven (1801)
  5. Moon Love - Andante Cantabile, Adapted from the Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony 2nd Movement
  6. Tears of the Moon- Final Fantasy
  7. To the Moonlight- Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)

Ballads and Folk Music


  1. Calling the Moon- Dar Williams (folk/pop)
  2. Yareyahk (Moon) - Jewish Folk Song by Israel Gimel
  3. Nasyon Nagy Hold ("Very Big Moon"). A Hungarian peasant folk song

  4. The Golden Moon- Septimus Winner (1855)

  5. The Moon and St. Christopher- Mary-Chapin Carpenter

  6. The Rising of the Moon- Irish Folk Music

  7. Uponst Thy Glorious Moon I Hath Gazed- Sir Thomas of Peeping.

    (A medieval ballard later changed to Lament of the Black Eyed Troubadour.)



Pop and Rock


  1. A Better Moon - Ian Anderson (1998)
  2. A Crater To Cough In - Circle Takes The Square
  3. Bad Moon Rising- Creedance Clearwater Revival (1969)
  4. Bad Side of the Moon- Elton John (Music), Bernie Taupin (Lyrics)
  5. Bark at the Moon- Ozzie Osborne
  6. Black Moon- Emerson, Lake and Palmer, by Mike Le Voi (1992)
  7. Blue Moon- Originally Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (1934). Remake by The Marcels, 1961.

  8. Brain Damage- Pink Floyd (1973) from the Dark Side of the Moon Album. Starts out "The Lunatic is in my head".
  9. "C" Moon- Paul McCartney (1972)
  10. Can't Fight the Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes
  11. Casablanca Moon- Slapp Happy (1974)
  12. Child Of The Moon - The Rolling Stones .
  13. Children Of The Moon - Alan Parsons (from the albumn "Eye In The Sky")
  14. Clouds across the moon - by The Rah Band
  15. Dance By The Light Of The Moon- by The Olympics (1960)
  16. Dancin in the moonlight - by the Irish band "Thin Lizzy" (watch the video)
  17. Destination Moon - They Might Be Giants (sequenced by Jim Alexander)
  18. Dracula Moon- Joan Osbourne
  19. Everyone's Gone To The Moon -Johnathan King (1968)
  20. Full Moon - Kinks
  21. Full Moon- Sonata Artica
  22. Moonchild- Chris Cornnell
  23. Goodnight Moon - by Shivaree
  24. Hallowed Moon - John Mills-Cockell
  25. Harvest Moon- Neil Young
  26. Heading For the Moon- Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, & A. Stead (1986)
  27. Here Comes the Moon- George Harrison
  28. Kiko and the Lavender Moon- Los Lobos (1992)
  29. Last Man on the Moon by SR-71 (from the album "Now You See Inside")
  30. Light Of The Moon - by the Pretenders
  31. Low Red Moon - Belly
  32. Luna- Smashing Pumpkins
  33. Man on the Moon- R.E.M. (1992)
  34. Man on the Moon Video - Watch Bruce Springsteen/REM play the song (YouTube)
  35. Mandolin Moon - Sister Hazel
  36. Midnight Moonlight- Grateful Dead
  37. Mississippi Moon- Grateful Dead
  38. Moon At The Window - Joni Mitchell (1982) - Listen to the song (YouTube)
  39. Moon Crazy - Blue Oyster Cult (from the Mirrors album 1978)
  40. Moon Glow - Rod Stewart
  41. Moon On Ice - Yello
  42. Moonchild- Chris Cornnell
  43. Moonchild- Iron Maiden
  44. Moonchild- King Crimson
  45. Moondance- Van Morrison
  46. Moonlight and Vodka- Chris de Burgh, From Man on the Line (1984)
  47. Moonlight Memories of You - Barry Manilow
  48. Moonlite Mile - Rolling Stones
  49. Moonlight Sonata- Daryl Hall and John Oats
  50. Moon Rocks - by the Talking Heads
  51. Moonshadow- Cat Stevens
  52. Moonstone- Cat Stevens
  53. Mr. Moonlight- Beatles (1965), originally written by Dr. Feelgood & the Interns
  54. Mr. Moonlight- Foreigner
  55. Mountains of the Moon- Grateful Dead (1969)
  56. Party on the Moon - Vanessa Anne Hudgens
  57. Picture Of The Moon - By Gary Moore
  58. Picasso Moon- Grateful Dead (1989)
  59. Poor Moon - Canned Heat
  60. Power Of Moonlite - By Tiger Army
  61. Same Side Of The Moon - By Corine May
  62. Shadow on a Harvest Moon -by Everything But The Girl
  63. Shame On The Moon- Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band's (1983)
  64. Shepard Moon- Eric Clapton
  65. Shoot Down the Moon- Elton John (Music), Bernie Taupin (Lyrics)
  66. Shy of the Moon- Wallflowers
  67. Sister Moon - Sting (1987) , from the album Nothing Like the Sun (A&M)
  68. Sisters of the Moon - Stevie Nicks
  69. Song About the Moon- Paul Simon (1981)
  70. Standing on the Moon- Grateful Dead (1989)
  71. Surfer Moon - Brian Wilson, Beach Boys (1963) from the album Surfer Girl.
  72. Tears from the Moon - Conjure One & Sinead O'Connor
  73. The Moon - Cat Power
  74. The Moon - Bringer of Romance- by "the Fabulous works of ART", from the album "The Planets" [Thanks Celfyn!]
  75. The Moon is Down- Gentle Giant (1971)
  76. The Moon Just Turned Blue - by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  77. The Moonbeam Song- by Harry Nilsson
  78. The Same Moon- Phil Collins
  79. The Woman In The Moon - by Barbra Streisand
  80. Ticket to the Moon- Electric Light Orchestra (1981)
  81. Tubas in the Moonlight- Bonzo Dog Band (1968)
  82. Under A Glass Moon - Dream Theater
  83. Under A Raging Moon - Roger Daltry (1985)
  84. Under The Cherry Moon - Prince
  85. We Went To The Moon in 1969 - By Evan Stevens
  86. Who Made The Moon - by The Little River Band
  87. Wrong side of the moon- Squeeze
  88. Yellow Moon- Grateful Dead
  89. Yellow Moon- Neville Brothers (1989)
  90. Yuri G- PJ Harvey (A song about a girl obesessed with the moon)


Bluegrass and Country



  1. Blue Moon of Kentucky- Bill Monroe (1947)
  2. Beach House on the Moon by Jimmy Buffett
  3. Caribbean Moon by Jerry Jeff Walker
  4. Everlasting Moon by Jimmy Buffett
  5. Havana Moon by Two Tuns of Steel
  6. Honky Tonk Moon by Randy Travis
  7. How Light the Moon- Bill Monroe
  8. I Don't Know a Thing About Love (The Moon Song) - Conway Twitty (#1 Country Music song 1984)
  9. Kentucky Moon- Neil Diamond
  10. Moon Child by Jerry Jeff Walker
  11. Moon Over Kentucky Jim Mankey and Ron Mael
  12. Neon Moon- Brooks & Dunn
  13. Parkin' In The Moonlight - Sleepy Hall And His Collegians
  14. Slow Dancing with the Moon- Mac Davis (sung by Dolly Parton)




  1. . Alleghany Moon- - Margi Harrell

  2. Blue Samoan Moon - Meanie and Figuroa
  3. Bluebirds In The Moonlight- Dick Jurgens
  4. By the Light of the Silvery Moon- Ray Noble & Snookie Lanson
  5. Carolina Moon- Scrappy Lambert (1929)
  6. Destination Moon - by Dinah Washington (watch the video)
  7. Drifting Under A Summer Moon- Connecticut Collegians (1932)
  8. Half-Moon - Words and Music by: E.M. Welton (Published by A.W. Perry's Sons of Sedalia Missouri 1934)
  9. Hanalei Moon (Hawaian music) & one of my favorite places to be - on the isle of Kaua'i
  10. In the Evening by the Moonlight - James Bland, (Sequenced by Robert Goldstick)
  11. It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E.Y. Yip, and Harburg
  12. It's Only a Paper Moon- Originally Written by Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E.Y. Yip; (Leon Parker Remake)
  13. Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon- Nick Lucas (1927)
  14. Moon of Manakoora -Loesser & Newman (sung by Dorothy Lamour in the movie Hurricane)
  15. Moon Over Miami - Copyright Leslie/Burk (1935)
  16. Moonglow- Benny Goodman
  17. Moonlight Gambler- Frankie Laine
  18. Moonlight and Roses- Raymond Paige
  19. Moonlight Bay- Words by Edward Madden. Music by Percy Wenrich (1912)
  20. Moonlight On The Mississippi- Music by: Grace LeBoy, Arranged by: Gus Kahn (1913)
  21. Moonlight Swim- Elvis Presley
  22. Old Kentucky Moonlight - Lyric by Haven Gillespie, music by Egbert Van Alstyne (1921)
  23. Old Man Moon- Hoagy Carmichael (1938)
  24. Shine on Harvest Moon- Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (1908)
  25. The Moon Is Here- Bill McCurdy and Dan A. Lanning (about 1930)
  26. The Silver Moon - J. Chadwick (1838)
  27. Wabash Moon- Kozel- Egner-Birchill-Hausen (1931)


Real Oldies

Parlor Songs About the Moon (1800's-1920's)


  1. Teasing Moon - Music by: Henry Marshall, Lyrics by: Stanley Murphy (1913)
  2. Underneath The Cotton Moon - Music by: George W. Meyer, Lyrics by: Sam M. Lewis (1913)
  3. Underneath The Mellow Moon - Wendell W. Hall (1922)


  1. East of the Sun and West of the Moon- B.Bowman (sung by Sarah Vaughan)
  2. Fly me to the Moon- Frank Sinatra
  3. In the Misty Moonlight - Jerry Wallace (1964)
  4. Moon River- Henri Mancini (1961)
  5. Moonlight Becomes You- Johnny Mcaffee
  6. Moonlight Seranade- Glenn Miller (1939)
  7. Orchids in the Moonlight- Youmans
  8. That Old Devil Moon- E.Y. Yip, Harburg and Burton Lane(Sung by Frank Sinatra)


  1. Blue Moon- Jazz Ballad Originally Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (1934).
  2. A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder- Connee Boswell (1931)
  3. Chinese Moon -Leo Reisman (1926)
  4. How High the Moon- written by N.Hamilton and M.Lewis (sung by Gloria Gaynor)
  5. Maybe It's The Moon- Gene Austin & His Orchestra (1931)
  6. Moon Mist- Duke Ellington
  7. Moonlight In Vermont- Blackburn & Seussdorf
  8. Quiet As The Moon - Dave Brubeck

Smooth J azz

  1. Moon Shadow - Patti LaBelle
  2. Moon Tune- David Sanborn and Bob James
  3. Tequila Moon - Jessy J (smooth jazz)


New Age

  1. Dancing On A White Moon - Tangerine Dream (1987) from the soundtrack "Shy People"
  2. Down to the Moon- Andreas Vollenweider
  3. Early Moon and Firelight- Carol Nethen
  4. Full Moon- Kitaro
  5. Lullaby For Two Moons - David Bryan (from the albumn On a Full Moon)
  6. Midnight Howl- Robin Bullock
  7. Midnight Moon - Paul Hardcastle
  8. Midnight On A Full Moon- Mannheim Steamroller
  9. Moon- George Winston
  10. Mondtanz - Blackmore's Night
  11. Moondance- Kitaro
  12. Moondance- Puck Fair
  13. Moon And The Sky - Erasure
  14. Moon Cradle- Lorenna McKennitt
  15. Moon Dance- Andreas Vollenweider
  16. Moon Dreams - Miles Davis
  17. Moon Dust- Tom Barabas
  18. Moonlight Shadow- Mike Oldfield
  19. Moonlight, Wrapped Around Us - Andreas Vollenweider
  20. On A Full Moon - David Bryan (from the albumn On a Full Moon)
  21. Paris Moon - Blackmore's Night
  22. Penumbra Moon - Justin Hayward
  23. Reflected Moon - Paul Horn
  24. Shadow of the Moon - Blackmore's Night
  25. Shy Moon - Caetano Veleso
  26. Silver moon by David Sylvian and Japan (from the album "Gone to Earth" - 1986, a beautiful, artistic and haunting song)
  27. Sorrows Of The Moon - by Celtic Frost
  28. Teahouse Moon - Enya (Irish musician)
  29. The Moon at Noon - W.A. Mathieu
  30. The Snake and the Moon - Dead Can Dance
  31. Under a Violet Moon- Blackmore's Night

  32. Under the Moon - Michael D. Walthius
  33. Water Moon- Andreas Vollenweider
  34. White Moon - Kuzmin Vladimir (Russian Musician)"


Punk Rock

  1. Moonage Daydream- David Bowie (Originally released under the pseudonym Arnold Corns)
  2. Tahitian Moon- Porno for Pyros
  3. Moonlight Lady - Iggy Pop



  1. Moonbeams - Carl Davis (Composed to be played with the silent movie Broken Blossums)
  2. Neath the Southern Moon - From Naughty Marietta
  3. Song to the Moon - Antonin Dvorak (from the opera "Rusalka")
  4. The Moon and I - Gilbert and Sullivan


Childrens (Big and Small)



  1. Catch The Moon - by Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell

  2. Dreamy Moon - Walter Smith (Waltz - Lullaby).
  3. Jump My Way To The Moon by Canadian Songwriter Penny Will
  4. Moon Phases Song Video - by Mr. Parr for his sixth grade science students
  5. Over the Moon and Far Away- Lullaby - 1986 Sarina Jansson, Arrangement by John Mills-Cockell.





  1. Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) - by Christopher Cross, from Dudley Moore's hit movie, "Arthur"

      1981. The song starts When you get lost between the moon and New York City
  2. Dancing On The Moon (With You In My Arms) - original music by Murray Mencher & Charles (Charlie) Tobias, July 21, 1935 for the "Color Classic" sci-fi themed cartoon by Dave and Max Fleischer of Dave Fleischer Studios. In this musical cartoon various animal newlyweds take a rocket ship excursion to the moon, where they dance the night away to "Dancing on the Moon (With You In My Arms)."
  3. Memories in the Moonlight - from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats"
  4. Moonfall - Rupert Holmes (Musical)
  5. Moonlight Lady - by The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band [Can I say more] (watch the video)
  6. Moon Pie - Bill Kuykendall (1996 Blues song)
  7. Luna Purgare are Spiritus Nostri loco ("Moon Purges the Crazy Spirits"). A Gregorian chant

    by songwriting team Faubius and Faubius
  8. Moon Raker- Song from the James Bond Movie, "Moon Raker"
  9. Moonlight Rag- Great Ragtime Music, by Henry Lodge (1913)
  10. Once in A Blue Moon - by Sydney Forest from the movie Simply Irresistible
  11. Pink Moon - by Nick Drake
  12. Sailor Moon Theme Song- From the Japanese Comic Strip Series "Sailor Moon"
  13. Sun and Moon- From the play "Miss Saigon" (Music by Claude Michel Schonburg, Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil)
  14. The Moon Mirrored in Spring- Beautiful Chinese Song by Yu Lina
  15. Twas in the Moon of Winter Time - Music by Huron, (A French Canadian Carol)


Thanks goes to everyone who has contributed to this list and to the musicians who have sent me their songs.
I really appreciate your contribution!!



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