Thursday, January 31, 2008

Moon Song!

I have absolutely fallen in love with the illustrations done by artist and author, Ponder Goembel ~~~~>

On February 20 (plannin' ahead here!) there will be a total eclipse of the moon.
Go to Spot Those Turns to learn more or go straight to the NASA site!

In honor of that truly cool happening my kids and I are having a "moon song" contest.
How many songs can you think of that have the word "moon" in them (not just the title but in any part of the lyrics)?
We used to do this kind of creative brain storming in Odessy of the Mind (Destination Imagination) when my oldest was in grade school. Fun! And, it will help us all remember February 20. It is like a gift from God right during Lent!

Here is a starter list

  1. Dancin' in the Moonlight (thank you to M.R. 3rd grade)
  2. Moon River
  3. It's Only a Paper Moon
  4. Blue Moon
  5. Hey Diddle Diddle (thank you to M.M. 3rd grade)
  6. Moonight Serenade (thank you to Daniel)
  7. Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
  8. Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You - Toby Keith (thank you to MegR 3rd grade)
  9. Blue Moon of Kentucky (thank you Cath !)
  10. Walkin' After Midnight, by Patsy Cline - (another one! thank you Cath ! "moon" in lyrics: I go out walkin, after midnight, out in the moonlight)
  11. Shine on Harvest Moon (thank you to Joyce)
  12. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  13. Moon Shadow, by Cat Stevens (thank you too my hubby!)
  14. Moon Song, by Nora Jones (thank you to Izzy!)
  15. Song About the Moon - Simon & Garfunkel (thank you to Chris - Go Bearcats!)
  16. Cry for the Moon - Epica (thank you to AJ from Wissahickon)
  17. Moon Moon - the Microphones (band aka: Mount Eerie)
  18. Fly With Me, by 98 Degrees ( Together we can touch the moon and kiss the sky)
  19. Don't Wanna Lose You Now - Backstreet Boys (And I would bring down the moon and the sun, To show how much I care)
  20. God's Alive and Well - Billy Gilman ( Just like the earth cradles the moon)
  21. Arthur's Theme (When you get caught between the moon and New York City)
  22. Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting
  23. Ticket to the Moon - Electric Light Orchestra
  24. Bad Side of the Moon - Elton John
  25. That's Amore! (Thanks to Bia! "moon" in lyrics: when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore!)
  26. I Only Have Eyes for You (Thanks to Cath! "moon" in lyrics: The moon may be high - But I can't see a thing in the sky - 'cause I only have eyes for you.)
  27. Moon Over Miami (Thanks to Cath! who is on a roll!)

  28. Fly Me to the Moon (Thanks to Cath! woooowhooo! another one!) Another version of the song here.

  29. Good King Wenceslas (Thanks to Cath! 4 in a row! "moon" in lyrics: Brightly shone the moon that night Though the frost was cruel)

  30. Glow Little Glow Worm (This links to the original version. The school yard, re-worded version has the word, "moom" in it! ..... "in the moonlight he looks cross-eyed")


Daniel said...

Moonlight Serenade

Soutenus said...

Good one, Daniel!

Soutenus said...

I added Moonlight Serenade to the post and credited you!

Cath said...

Walkin' After Midnight by Patsy Cline:

"I go out walking after midnight
Out in the moonlight just like we used to do"

Cath said...

And another one:

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Joyce Paul said...

Shine on Harvest Moon!

Soutenus said...

Cath and Joyce,
Wonderful songs!! Thank you.
I have added your songs to the original post.

Cath, I love your blog!

And, Joyce - you need to start a blog and share all your ski adventures!

Izzy said...

Moon Song
by Norah Jones!

Cath said...

This is fun! There are a few more trying to work their way out of my subconscious. When I think of them, I will let you know.

And thanks for the head's up on the eclipse. The children and I saw two meteor showers last year thanks to the early mention by bloggers.

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Soutenus said...

Good one, Izzy!
Are you performing in Austin this weekend? Call me.

Anonymous said...

Song About the Moon
Artists: Simon and Garfunkel

Love your blog. I never know what I will find...interesting class assignments, great Church Calendar info, provacative environmental thoughts, research on saints or serendipity.
Our family will be watching for one of God's gifts (moon dancin) during Lent - the lunar eclipse.

In Christ,
Chris (yes, music major-Chris from Sam)

Bia said...

how about "that's amore"?

"when the moon hits your eye
like a big pizza pie
that's amore!"

God bless!

Cath said...

I Only Have Eyes for You (lyrics: The moon may be high - But I can't see a thing in the sky - 'cause I only have eyes for you.)

Moon Over Miami

Fly Me to the Moon

Good King Wenceslas (lyrics: Brightly shone the moon that night Though the frost was cruel)

Soutenus said...

Bia and Cath,
Great additions!! I added your songs to the post. Thank you; keep 'em coming!
And remember - February 20 is the lunar eclipse.

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