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Latest update on 20/06/2016

Artist: Kaye Ballard
Author: Bart Howard
Label: Decca
Year: 1954

Musical star, famous enough to be featured in a Muppets episode of the first season. Tune possibly taken from the fuge of Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach.

Covers:

1955:

Portia Nelson [on solo album Let Me Love You; she was the author's muse]

1956:

Johnny Mathis [on his debut album, then still regarded as a jazz singer, the first time as Fly Me To The Moon]

1959:

Felicia Sanders [who introduced the song years before with the author in the Blue Angel Club in Manhattan]

1959:

Nancy Wilson

1960:

Peggy Lee [who really popularized it as Fly Me To The Moon, also singing it in the Ed Sullivan Show; seemed to be a more logical title to her, people requested it as such; besides, the US space program took an enormous flight that year]

1961:

Nat King Cole

1962:

Joe Harnell [instrumental]

1962:

Connie Francis [in Italian and Spanish]

1963:

Julie London

1964:

Frank Sinatra [with Count Basie and arranged by Quincy Jones, dropping the waltz time structure; version that literally got to the moon during the Apollo 11 mission]

1964:

Doris Day

1965:

Tony Bennett

1965:

Astrud Gilberto

1965:

Heidi Brühl [as Schiess Mich Doch Zum Mond]

1966:

Chris Montez

1967:

Mabel Mercer

1968:

Bobby Womack

1993:

Brave Combo

1996:

Joe Lovano

2003:

Julien Clerc [as Volons vers la lune, duet with Véronique Sanson]

2004:

Westlife

2004:

Agnetha Fältskog

2008:

Helmut Lotti

2009:

Willie Nelson

2009:

Diana Krall [at the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with the three astronauts present]

2010:

Rod Stewart

See also: Happy Heart and Let Me Love You.

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