Special Sub-Topic: Moon Tunes
|"Moon River" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1961. In which movie did the tune appear?|
Breakfast at Tiffany's. "Moon River" was composed by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. In the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", it was sung by Audrey Hepburn. "Moon River" has been recorded by many artists throughout the years. In 1961, South African singer Danny Williams reached the number one spot in the UK music charts with it. In the USA, the version sung by Andy Williams is probably the most famous. Some of the lyrics read, "Moon river, wider than a mile / I'm crossing you in style some day..."
|In 1961, the Marcels had a hit song dealing with the moon. What color is the moon in this doo-wop classic tune?|
blue. "Blue Moon" is an old song: it was written in 1934 by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The Marcels, from Pittsburgh, PA, turned the song into a doo-wop hit and reached the number one spot on the USA singles charts in April 1961. Some of the lyrics read, "Blue moon, you saw me standing alone / Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own..."
|In 1964, the Beatles recorded a cover version of the song "Mr. Moonlight." On which album did this song appear?|
Beatles For Sale. "Mr. Moonlight" was written by Roy Lee Johnson and recorded by Dr. Feelgood in 1962. The Beatles included this song in their 1964 "Beatles For Sale" album. In the USA, the song appeared on the "Beatles '65" collection. John Lennon handled lead vocals on the tune. Some of the lyrics read, "And the nights you don't come my way / I'll pray and pray more each day / 'Cause we love you, Mr. Moonlight."
|In 1964, Frank Sinatra released his rendition of the song "Fly Me To The Moon." Which planets are mentioned in the lyrics?|
Jupiter and Mars. Frank Sinatra sings, "Fly me to the moon / Let me play among the stars / Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars..." The Sinatra version of this song appeared on his "It Might as Well Be Swing" album in 1964. The song was written by Bart Howard in 1954 and originally recorded by Kaye Ballard. "Fly Me to the Moon" is featured in the opening scenes of the 1987 hit movie "Wall Street."
|In 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival had a hit single with "Bad Moon Rising." According to the lyrics, what kind of weather is approaching?|
nasty. Despite its upbeat tempo, John Fogerty's "Bad Moon Rising" speaks about several terrible events: earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and lightning. At the end of the song, Fogerty sings, "Looks like we're in for nasty weather / One eye is taken for an eye / Don't go around tonight, well it's bound to take your life / There's a bad moon on the rise." This song reached the number two spot in the USA singles charts in September 1969.
|In 1970, Van Morrison released his classic jazz/pop song called "Moondance." Which month is mentioned in this song's lyrics?|
October. "Moondance" is one of Van Morrison's most popular songs. The album was released in 1970, and the single came out in 1977. This song describes the beautiful season of autumn. Some of the lyrics read, "Well it's a marvelous night for a moondance / With the stars up above in your eyes / a fantabulous night to make romance / 'Neath the cover of October skies..."
|In the early 1970s, British singer/songwriter Cat Stevens released a hit song entitled "Moonshadow." This song appeared on an album called "Teaser and the _______."|
Firecat. British singer/songwriter Cat Stevens sings, "I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow / Leaping and hopping on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow..." The song appeared on his popular "Teaser and the Firecat" album, released in 1970 in the UK (1971 in the USA). This album also contains the hits "Peace Train" and "Morning Has Broken."
|Which American "one hit wonder" band recorded the 1973 top twenty song "Dancing In the Moonlight"?|
King Harvest. King Harvest was a group of American musicians living in Paris, France. The band reached the number 13 position in the USA singles charts in early 1973 with the song "Dancing In the Moonlight." Dave "Doc" Robinson was the lead singer and Sherman Kelly was the song's composer. Some of the lyrics read, "Dancing in the moonlight / Everybody's feeling warm and bright / It's such a fine and natural sight / Everybody's dancing in the moonlight..." Bloodstone had a hit with "Natural High"; Stories was successful with "Brother Louie"; Daddy Dewdrop had a hit with "Chick-A-Boom" in 1971.
|In 1973, Pink Floyd released their masterpiece album "Dark Side of the Moon." Although no song on this album has a song title with "moon", one of the tracks contains the line, "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..." Which song has these lyrics?|
Brain Damage. "Dark Side of the Moon" is one of the most popular records in rock history. The song called "Brain Damage" has the following lyrics, "And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear / You shout and no one seems to hear / And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes / I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..."
|The Police released an album in 1979 entitled "Reggatta de Blanc." A hit song from this album contains the word "moon" in its title. What is the name of this song?|
Walking On the Moon. "Walking On the Moon" became a number one hit in the UK in 1979. Some of the lyrics read, "Walking back from your house / Walking on the moon / Feet they hardly touch the ground / Walking on the moon..." The "Reggatta de Blanc" album also contains the hit single "Message In a Bottle."
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