Fly Me to the Moon
Rise Up Singing:
In Other Words
Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars
About the Song
"Fly Me to the Moon" was first published in 1954.
Some notable recordings:
- The first recording was a 45 rpm single by Kaye Ballard titled as "In Other Words".
- Peggy Lee on her 1960 "Pretty Eyes" album
- Julie London (in Bossa Nova style) on her 1963 "End of the World" album
- Frank Sinatra on his 1964 "Might As Well Be Swing" album, accompanied by Count Basie & arranged by Quincy Jones
- Sinatra's arrangement became closely associated with the NASA Apollo program. Diana Krall sang it at the 40th anniversary celebration of the 1st moon landing in 2009 z& also at the 2012 memorial service for Neil Armstromg at the National Cathedral.
- Tony Bennett recorded it in 1965 on his "If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set". He serenaded Lada Gaga in December 2021 on MTV unplugged.
- In 1989 Harry Connick Jr performed on the late night TV show "Michelob Presents Night Music" with bassist Ben Wolfe.
- Dahlia Row recorded it on their 2017 album "Songs We Grew Up To"