moon My aunt Lori gave me this topic idea last month, since July 20th was the forty-year anniversary of humans first landing on the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin were on Apollo 11 for the monumental trip. In celebration, today’s playlist covers a range of songs all about the moon. I received tons of great suggestions, so thanks to everyone for the input. Strap on your spacesuit and join me is this lunar mission… 3-2-1 takeoff!

  1. Moondance – Van Morrison [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  2. Shoot the Moon – Norah Jones [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  3. That’s Amore (When the Moon Hits Your Eye) – Vik and the Doctors of Jive [suggested by David Rood and Laurie Olsen]
  4. This Is How We Walk on the Moon – Arthur Russell
  5. “One Small Step…” Recording – Neil Armstrong
  6. Man on the Moon – R.E.M. [suggested by Stuart]
  7. Man in the Moon – Voice of the Beehive [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  8. Pink Moon – Nick Drake [suggested by Alison Young]
  9. I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon – Shawn Colvin & Ernie [suggested by Jamie Alexander]
  10. Moon River – London Gay Men’s Chorus [general song suggested by Anjali Altman, Kim Keller, and Stuart Finkel]
  11. Drunk on the Moon – Tom Waits [suggested by Robie Lawrence]
  12. Blue Moon Revisited (A Song For Elvis) – Cowboy Junkies [general “Blue Moon” song suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Laurie Olsen, and David Rood ]
  13. Judgment of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) – Joni Mitchell [suggested by Stuart]
  14. Just Like the Moon – Brett Dennen [suggested by Elise Fabricant]
  15. My Moon My Man – Feist
  16. Feather Moon – Vienna Teng
  17. Moonshadow – Michael & Jello [suggested by Jessica Vineyard, Hank Renfrow and David Rood – for Cat Stevens version]
  18. Moon River – Aretha Franklin [unexpected bonus track!]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 14, 2009. Select the triangle play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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