Fly Me to the Moon

Frank Sinatra

About Fly Me to the Moon

"Fly Me to the Moon", originally titled "In Other Words", is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song the year it was written. Frank Sinatra's 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon. In 1999, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honored "Fly Me to the Moon" by inducting it as a "Towering Song". The song was featured in the 2003 film Down With Love.


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1990
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Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like on
A-Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

Fill my heart with song and let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you

Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for, all I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words
In other words
I love you

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, /sɨˈnɑːtrə/, (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor of Italian origin. more »

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Written by: Bart Howard

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10 facts about this song

Release Details
"Fly Me to the Moon" is a song sung by the legendary singer Frank Sinatra. The song was first released in the year 1964 in the album "It Might as Well Be Swing".
Original Composition
The song was originally composed by Bart Howard in the year 1954. It was initially titled as "In Other Words".
Different Covers
Before reaching its height of popularity with Sinatra, the song was performed by several other artists such as Peggy Lee and Kaye Ballard.
Famous Collaboration
The version by Sinatra that shot to fame was a Quincy Jones arrangement featuring Count Basie's orchestra. It marked Sinatra's first collaboration with Jones.
Apollo Missions
"Fly Me to the Moon" gained fame as the first song played on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Buzz Aldrin played it on a cassette tape after he landed.
Record Chart Performance
Though it's one of Sinatra's most recognizable songs, "Fly Me To The Moon" never actually charted because it wasn't released as a single.
Japanese Animation Connection
The song was prominently used in many episodes of the popular Japanese animation series, "Neon Genesis Evangelion", as the closing credits theme song.
Cultural Impact
The phrase "Fly Me to the Moon" is used in popular culture referring to the desire for extraordinary, usually impossible, experiences.
Numerous Renditions
It has been covered by many artists spanning various genres, such as jazz, pop, bossa nova and even punk rock, illustrating the song's universal appeal.
Essential Sinatra
Today, "Fly Me to the Moon" is widely recognized as one of Frank Sinatra's signature songs and is practically inseparable from his legacy.

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