Top 10 Lunar Tunes Lyrics to Moon Tunes


Popular Moon Songs

(Hall of Moon Inspired Music)

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Hundreds and hundreds of songs have been written about the moon throughout history. In fact, the moon is one of the most sung about themes. The Moon is described as: Golden, Yellow, Pink, Silvery, Black, Blue, Red, White, Fire Red, Blood Red, Cherry, Amber and even Neon and Turquoise. We've been singing about the Moon, dancing about it, dancing under it; Howling at the Moon and Barking at the Moon. And Apollo 17 astronauts sang while strolling on the moon.


Watch: Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler play their song Christmas Moon



Watch Christopher Rye play "The Christmas Moon" song

Sometimes just invoking the image of the Moon in the name of a band is enough to capture attention such as the beautiful Canadian indie rock band "Half Moon Run", the French group, "Fool Moon," and the groups "Moon Riders", "Moonalice" and "Poor Moon". And then again there is the alternative pop quartet Walk the Moon with their energetic dance music.

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," or Bob Dylan's rendition of Sinatra's "Full Moon and Empty Arms" 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", Native American Chants or Cat Steven's "Moonshadow," the Moon shines on, in the genres and songs of today. Here are some of those Moon tunes:


A Collection of Moon Tunes:

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Native American


The moon featured prominently in the life of the Native American Indian culture giving us such beautiful Native American songs and chants as the ones below.

  1. Beneath the Raven Moon - Mary Youngblood (Grammy Award Winning Native American Flautist)

  2. Dancing Under the Moon - Native American Chant

  3. Coyote Moon - Native American Chant

  4. The Moon - Red Sky - Native American Chant Meditation



  1. Aria of the Moon - Petr Cvikl (Czech Musician)

  2. Aries Moon - Dennis Ruff (1938)

  3. Au Clair de Lune ("By The Light of The Moon")- Debussy

  4. Boro Budur in Moonlight- Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938)

  5. Moonlight Sonata- Ludwig Von Beethoven (1801)

  6. Moon Love - Andante Cantabile, Adapted from the Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony 2nd Movement

  7. Tears of the Moon- Final Fantasy

  8. The Terrace for Moonlight- Debussy

  9. 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. Moon In The Mirror - Joni Mitchell (1966)
  4. Nasyon Nagy Hold ("Very Big Moon"). A Hungarian peasant folk song

  5. The Golden Moon- Septimus Winner (1855)

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

  7. The Rising of the Moon- Irish Folk Music

  8. 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. As The Moon Speaks (to the waves of the sea) - Captain Beyond
  4. And the Moon Pulls the Tides Gently, Gently Away by the Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
  5. Bad Moon Rising- Creedance Clearwater Revival (1969)
  6. Bad Side of the Moon- Elton John (Music), Bernie Taupin (Lyrics)
  7. Bark at the Moon- Ozzie Osbourne
  8. Beach On the Moon - Kurt Vile
  9. Black Moon- Emerson, Lake and Palmer, by Mike Le Voi (1992)
  10. Blue Moon- Originally Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (1934). Remake by The Marcels, 1961.

  11. Brain Damage- Pink Floyd (1973) from the Dark Side of the Moon Album. Starts out "The Lunatic is in my head".
  12. "C" Moon- Paul McCartney (1972)
  13. Can't Fight the Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes
  14. Casablanca Moon- Slapp Happy (1974)
  15. Child Of The Moon - The Rolling Stones .
  16. Children Of The Moon - Alan Parsons (from the albumn "Eye In The Sky")
  17. Christmas Moon - Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
  18. Climbing to the Moon - by Eels
  19. Clouds across the moon - by The Rah Band
  20. Dance By The Light Of The Moon- by The Olympics (1960)
  21. Dancin in the Moonlight - by the Irish band "Thin Lizzy" (watch the video)
  22. Dancing in the Moonlight- King Harvest
  23. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight - Genesis
  24. Desert Moon- Styx (Dennis DeYoung) 1984
  25. Destination Moon - They Might Be Giants (sequenced by Jim Alexander)
  26. Dracula Moon- Joan Osbourne
  27. Eclipse, (Dark side of the Moon)- Pink Floyd
  28. Everyone's Gone To The Moon -Johnathan King (1968)
  29. Flor d'Luna (Moonflower)- Santana
  30. Full Moon - Kinks
  31. Full Moon- Sonata Artica
  32. Goddess of the Moon - Tilt
  33. Goodnight Moon - by Shivaree
  34. Hallowed Moon - John Mills-Cockell
  35. Harvest Moon- Neil Young
  36. Heading For the Moon- Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, & A. Stead (1986)
  37. Hejo De La Luna - Mecano
  38. Here Comes the Moon- George Harrison
  39. Hey Moon - by Sidewalk Prophets from their album "Merry Christmas to You".
  40. Howling At The Moon - The Ramones
  41. Incantations to the Moon- Mike Oldfield
  42. Jokerman - Bob Dylan (sings about the moon)
  43. Kiko and the Lavender Moon- Los Lobos (1992)
  44. Last Man on the Moon by SR-71 (from the album "Now You See Inside")
  45. Light Of The Moon - by the Pretenders
  46. Low Red Moon - Belly
  47. Luna- Smashing Pumpkins
  48. Luna -Tom Petty
  49. Lying To The Moon - written by Matreca Berg (covered by Trisha Yearwood and also by Robin and Linda Williams)
  50. Mad Man Moon- Genesis
  51. Man in the moon - Nils Lofgren, play the song (Youtube - video)
  52. Man on the Moon- R.E.M. (1992)
  53. Man on the Moon Video - Watch Bruce Springsteen/REM play the song (YouTube)
  54. Mandolin Moon - Sister Haze
  55. Me And The Moon - The Drums (2010) THIS IS NEW
  56. Midnight Moonlight- Grateful Dead
  57. Mississippi Moon- Grateful Dead
  58. Mississippi Moon Dog - Molly Hatchet
  59. Monkberry Moon Delight- Paul McCartney
  60. Moon At The Window - Joni Mitchell (1982) - Listen to the song (YouTube)
  61. Moon Circus - Meshe & Moon Circus
  62. Moon Crazy - Blue Oyster Cult (from the Mirrors album 1978)
  63. Moon Glow - Rod Stewart
  64. Moon Of Amber- Elend
  65. Moon On Ice - Yello
  66. Moon Over Bourbon Street- Sting
  67. Moonchild- Chris Cornnell
  68. Moonchild- Iron Maiden
  69. Moonchild- King Crimson
  70. Moondance- Van Morrison
  71. Moonlight - Bob Dylan
  72. Moonlight and Vodka- Chris de Burgh, From Man on the Line (1984)
  73. Moonlight Desires - Gowan (feat. Jon Anderson) -1987
  74. Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
  75. Moonlight Memories of You - Barry Manilow
  76. Moonlight Mile - Rolling Stones
  77. Moonlight Sonata- Daryl Hall and John Oats
  78. Moon Rocks - by the Talking Heads
  79. Moonshadow- Cat Stevens
  80. Moonstone- Cat Stevens
  81. Moonshine- L7
  82. Moonstruck- Atrosity
  83. Moon Tears - by Grin (Nils Lofgren) - Youtube video
  84. Moon Tune - Nick Gravenites & Mike Bloomfield
  85. Moonwalk - Laura Põldvere's debut single (2005)
  86. Mr. Moonlight- Beatles (1965), originally written by Dr. Feelgood & the Interns
  87. Mr. Moonlight- Foreigner
  88. Mountains of the Moon- Grateful Dead (1969)
  89. New Moon on Monday- Duran Duran
  90. Party on the Moon - Vanessa Anne Hudgens
  91. Picture Of The Moon - By Gary Moore
  92. Picasso Moon- Grateful Dead (1989)
  93. Poor Moon - Canned Heat
  94. Power Of Moonlite - By Tiger Army
  95. Rope Ladder to the Moon- Music by Jack Bruce of "Cream" and Peter Brown (Lyrics)
  96. Same Side Of The Moon - By Corine May
  97. Shadow on a Harvest Moon -by Everything But The Girl
  98. Shame On The Moon- Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band's (1983)
  99. Shepard Moon- Eric Clapton
  100. Shoot Down the Moon- Elton John (Music), Bernie Taupin (Lyrics)
  101. Shy of the Moon- Wallflowers
  102. Sister Moon - Sting (1987) , from the album Nothing Like the Sun (A&M)
  103. Sister Moonshine - Supertramp
  104. Sisters of the Moon - Stevie Nicks
  105. Song About the Moon- Paul Simon (1981)
  106. Standing on the Moon- Grateful Dead (1989)
  107. Surfer Moon - Brian Wilson, Beach Boys (1963) from the album Surfer Girl.
  108. Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars
  109. Tears from the Moon - Conjure One & Sinead O'Connor
  110. The Moon - Cat Power
  111. The Moon - Bringer of Romance- by "the Fabulous works of ART", from the album "The Planets" [Thanks Celfyn!]
  112. The Moon Blesses Our Sins- Ethereal
  113. The Moon is Down- Gentle Giant (1971)
  114. The Moon Just Turned Blue - by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  115. The Moonbeam Song- by Harry Nilsson
  116. The Same Moon- Phil Collins
  117. The Whole of the Moon- Waterboys
  118. The Woman In The Moon - by Barbra Streisand
  119. Theme From Moonlighting- Al Jarreau
  120. There's A Moon in the Sky- B52s
  121. Ticket to the Moon- Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).by by Jeff Lynne (1981)
  122. Tubas in the Moonlight- Bonzo Dog Band (1968)
  123. Under A Glass Moon - Dream Theater
  124. Under A Raging Moon - Roger Daltry (1985)
  125. Under The Cherry Moon - Prince
  126. Under the Moon of Love- Showaddywaddy
  127. Virginia Moon - Foo Fighters (2005)
  128. Walking on the Moon- The Police
  129. We Went To The Moon in 1969 - By Evan Stevens
  130. Who Made The Moon - by The Little River Band
  131. Wolf Moon - Neil Young

  132. Wrong side of the moon- Squeeze
  133. Yellow Moon- Grateful Dead
  134. Yellow Moon- Neville Brothers (1989)
  135. Yuri G- PJ Harvey (A song about a girl obesessed with the moon)



Bluegrass and Country




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





  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. Every Moon's a Honeymoon - Rudy Vallee
  9. Full Moon and Empty Arms - Frank Sinatra (1945), Originally Written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman
  10. Full Moon and Empty Arms -Bob Dylan (Cover 2014)
  11. Half-Moon - Words and Music by: E.M. Welton (Published by A.W. Perry's Sons of Sedalia Missouri 1934)
  12. Hanalei Moon (Hawaian music) & one of my favorite places to be - on the isle of Kaua'i
  13. In the Chapel in the Moonlight - Written by Billy Hill and first performed by Shep Fields (1936)
  14. In the Evening by the Moonlight - James Bland, (Sequenced by Robert Goldstick)
  15. It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E.Y. Yip, and Harburg
  16. It's Only a Paper Moon- Originally Written by Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E.Y. Yip; (Leon Parker Remake)
  17. Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon- Nick Lucas (1927)
  18. Moon of Manakoora -Loesser & Newman (sung by Dorothy Lamour in the movie Hurricane)
  19. Moon Over Miami - Copyright Leslie/Burk (1935)
  20. Moonglow- Benny Goodman
  21. Moonlight Gambler- Frankie Laine
  22. Moonlight and Roses- Raymond Paige >
  23. Moonlight Bay- Words by Edward Madden. Music by Percy Wenrich (1912)
  24. Moonlight on the Ganges - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (1942)
  25. Moonlight On The Mississippi- Music by: Grace LeBoy, Arranged by: Gus Kahn (1913)
  26. Moonlight Swim- Elvis Presley
  27. My Sweeheart's The Man In the Moon- by James Thornton
  28. No Moon at All - Wwritten by David Mann in 1947, sung by Doris Day
  29. Oh, You Crazy Moon - Written by Johnny Burke (w.) and Jimmy van Heusen (m.) in 1939
    sung by Frank Sinatra
  30. Old Kentucky Moonlight - Lyric by Haven Gillespie, music by Egbert Van Alstyne (1921)
  31. Old Man Moon- Hoagy Carmichael (1938)
  32. Polkadot and Moonbeams- Frank Sinatra
  33. Purple Moonlight - Casa Loma Orchestra (1942)
  34. Shadows in the Moonlight- Don Kreifels
  35. Shine on Harvest Moon- Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (1908)
  36. Stardust On The Moon - Tommy Dorsey
  37. That Old Christmas Moon - Leon Redbone, written by Terry Waldo
  38. The Moon Is Here- Bill McCurdy and Dan A. Lanning (about 1930)
  39. The Silver Moon - J. Chadwick (1838)
  40. There's A Moon Out Tonight- The Capris
  41. Wabash Moon- Kozel- Egner-Birchill-Hausen (1931)
  42. When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain - Kate Smith

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. Garden of the Moon- Johnny Mercer
  4. I Wished On The Moon- Bing Crosby
  5. In the Misty Moonlight - Jerry Wallace (1964)
  6. Moon River- Henri Mancini (1961)
  7. Moon River - Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck (Cover)
  8. Moonlight Becomes You- Johnny Mcaffee
  9. Moonlight Seranade- Glenn Miller (1939)
  10. Orchids in the Moonlight- Youmans
  11. The Moon Got In My Eyes- Bing Crosby (1937)
  12. That Old Devil Moon- E.Y. Yip, Harburg and Burton Lane(Sung by Frank Sinatra)



  1. A Sailboat in the Moonlight - Carmen Lombardo with John Jacob Loeb (1937)
  2. Blue Moon TuneBlue Moon- Jazz Ballad Originally Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (1934).
  3. A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder- Connee Boswell (1931)
  4. Chinese Moon -Leo Reisman (1926)
  5. How High the Moon- Les Paul & Mary Ford,1951 written by N.Hamilton and M.Lewis (sung by Gloria Gaynor)
  6. Maybe It's The Moon- Gene Austin & His Orchestra (1931)
  7. Moon-Light - Herbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso
  8. Moonlight Saving Time - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians ( 1931)
  9. Moon Mist- Duke Ellington
  10. Moonlight In Vermont- Blackburn & Seussdorf
  11. 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. At the Feet of the Moon - The The Parachute Club (1984)
  2. Celtic Moon - Enya
  3. Dancing On A White Moon - Tangerine Dream (1987) from the soundtrack "Shy People"
  4. Down to the Moon- Andreas Vollenweider
  5. Early Moon and Firelight- Carol Nethen
  6. Fire Red Moon - Craig Chaquico (2012)
  7. Full Moon- Kitaro
  8. Full Moon Over Red Beach - Peter de Vocht
  9. Kisses in the Moonlight- George Benson
  10. Lullaby For Two Moons - David Bryan (from the albumn On a Full Moon)
  11. Man In The Moon- Erasure
  12. Midnight Howl- Robin Bullock
  13. Midnight Moon - Paul Hardcastle
  14. Midnight On A Full Moon- Mannheim Steamroller
  15. Moon- George Winston
  16. Mondtanz - Blackmore's Night
  17. Moondance- Kitaro
  18. Moondance- Puck Fair
  19. Moon And The Sky - Erasure
  20. Moon Cradle- Lorenna McKennitt
  21. Moon Dance- Andreas Vollenweider
  22. Moon Dreams - Miles Davis
  23. Moon Dust- Tom Barabas
  24. Moon Over Moscow- Visage
  25. Moonlight Shadow- Mike Oldfield
  26. Moonlight, Wrapped Around Us - Andreas Vollenweider
  27. On A Full Moon - David Bryan (from the albumn On a Full Moon)
  28. Paris Moon - Blackmore's Night
  29. Penumbra Moon - Justin Hayward
  30. Presence of the Moon - Keiko Matsui
  31. Reflected Moon - Paul Horn (from the album "China", 2004)
  32. Shadow of the Moon - Blackmore's Night
  33. Shy Moon - Caetano Veleso
  34. Shepherd Moons - Enya
  35. Silver moon by David Sylvian and Japan (from the album "Gone to Earth" - 1986, a beautiful, artistic and haunting song)
  36. Sitting on the Moon - Enigma
  37. Sorrows Of The Moon - by Celtic Frost
  38. Teahouse Moon - Enya (Irish musician)
  39. The Moon at Noon - W.A. Mathieu
  40. The Snake and the Moon - Dead Can Dance
  41. To the Moon and Back - Savage Garden
  42. Total Eclipse of the Moon - Enigma
  43. Turquoise Moon by Craig Chaquico (from the album "Acoustic Highway")
  44. Under a Violet Moon- Blackmore's Night

  45. Under the Moon - Michael D. Walthius
  46. Water Moon- Andreas Vollenweider
  47. White Moon - Kuzmin Vladimir (Russian Musician)"


Gothic / Punk Rock

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



  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. I Don't Want to Live On The Moon - Sesame Street
  4. Jump My Way To The Moon by Canadian Songwriter Penny Will
  5. Moon Phases Song Video - by Mr. Parr for his sixth grade science students
  6. Over the Moon and Far Away- Lullaby - 1986 Sarina Jansson, Arrangement by John Mills-Cockell.



"The moon is out to-night, love,
Meet me with a smile."

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  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. Lunar Cave Theme Song
  4. Memories in the Moonlight - from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats"
  5. Moonfall - Rupert Holmes (Musical)
  6. Moonlight Lady - by The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band [Can I say more] (watch the video)
  7. Moon Pie - Bill Kuykendall (1996 Blues song)
  8. Luna Purgare are Spiritus Nostri loco ("Moon Purges the Crazy Spirits"). A Gregorian chant

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

    Watch: I Was Strolling on the Moon One Day

    (Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt sing while walking on the moon)



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