Fly Me to the Moon

Story Behind The Song

"Fly Me to the Moon", originally titled "In Other Words", is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. It has become a frequently recorded jazz standard,sung by such artists as Frank Sinatra. Sinatra's 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon. It has become a part of popular culture, and made it into the US-based "Songwriters Hall of Fame".

Song Description

Jazz torch song about love and the universe.

Song Length 3:01 Genre Jazz - Standards
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood On Cloud Nine Subject Joy, Falling in Love
Language English Era 1950 - 1959


First verse:
"Fly Me to the Moon and Let Me Dance Among the Stars. Let know what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars. In other words, hold my other words, darling kiss me..."

Lyrics Bart Howard Music Bart Howard
Publisher Decca Performance First performed by Kaye Ballard
Label Decca

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