Top 40 songs about the Moon

We all have noticed the moon before, whether we were driving, camping or simply staring up at the sky. The moon is a miraculous thing, controlling the tides and, supposedly, controlling our moods. No matter what you believe, here are forty songs about the moon, from various genres, in no particular order.

Moon Baby” is a song by Godsmack, off of their 1997 debut, self-titled album. Lyrics include, “let’s take a blast to the moon baby” and “why is it everyday that I feel the pain.”

Brain Damage” is a song by Pink Floyd, off of their 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Lyrics include, “the lunatic is on the grass” and “if your head explodes with dark forebodings too / I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.”

Dancin’ in the Moonlight” is a song by Thin Lizzy, off of their 1977 album, Bad Reputation. Lyrics include, “but I’m dancing in the moonlight / it’s caught me in its spotlight / it’s alright, alright / dancing in the moonlight / on this long hot summer night.”

I Have the Moon” is a song by Lush, off of the 1997 soundtrack to the film, “Nowhere.” Originally the song was done by Magnetic Fields. Lyrics include, “we have walked in ancient times / and we’ve been burned for many crimes / we have ended many lives / but we never really died / you have the sun, I have the moon.”

Moonchild” is a song by King Crimson, off of their 1969 debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. Lyrics include, “call her moonchild / dancing in the shallows of a river / lovely moonchild / dreaming in the shadow of the willow.”

Moon Shaddow” is a song by Cat Stevens, off of his 1971 album, Teaser and the Firecat. Lyrics include, “oh, I’m being followed by a moonshadow / leapin’ and hoppin’ on a moonshadow.”

Moonage Daydream” is a song by David Bowie, off of his 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Lyrics include, “keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe / put your ray gun to my head / press your space face close to mine, love / freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah.”

Moonlight Drive” is a song by the Doors, off of their 1967 album, Strange Days. Lyrics include, “let’s swim to the moon, uh huh / let’s climb through the tide / penetrate the evening that the / city sleeps to hide / let’s swim out tonight, love / it’s our turn to try / parked beside the ocean / on our moonlight drive.”

Bad Moon Rising” is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, off of their 1968 album, Green River. Lyrics include, “I see the bad moon arising / I see trouble on the way / I see earthquakes and lightnin’ / I see bad times today.”

Killing Moon” is a song by Echo & the Bunnymen, off of their 1984 album, Ocean Rain. Lyrics include, “under blue moon I saw you” and “fate / up against your will / through the thick and thin / he will wait until / you give yourself to him.”

Silver Moons” is a song by Sunset Rubdown, off of their 2009 release, Dragonslayer. Lyrics include, “confetti floats away like dead leaves in the wagon's wake / there were parties here in my honor til you sent me away / and now silver moons belong to you.”

Maiden of the Cancer Moon” is a song by Quicksilver Messenger Service, off of their 1968 album, Happy Trails. This track is instrumental.

Indian Moon” is a song by State Radio, off of their 2005 album, Us Against the Crown. Lyrics include, “and oh sir / if you ever lose your way / you can call upon this family / you can call upon this day.”

Mr. Moon” is a song by OAR, off of their 2003 album, In Between Now and Then. Lyrics include, “you cannot blame us for lying to you / you cannot blame us for crying to you / why you laughing at me, Mr. Moon?”

The Moon” is a song by Cat Power, off of her 2006 album, The Greatest. Lyrics include, “the moon is not only beautiful / it is so far away / the moon is not only ice cold / it is here to stay.”

Tahitian Moon” is a song by Pornos for Pyros, off of their 1996 release, Good God’s Urge. Lyrics include, “my boat’s capsized it’s gonna sink to the bottom / I can see the lights on the shore getting farther away / I don’t know if I’ll make it home tonight / but I know I can swim under the Tahitian moon.”

Moondance” is a song by Van Morrison, off of his 1970 album of the same title. Lyrics include, “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.”

Dancing in the Moonlight” is a song by King Harvest, off of their 1973 album of the same name. Lyrics include, “we get it on most every night / when that moon is big and bright / it’s a supernatural delight / everybody’s dancing in the moonlight.”

My Moon My Man” is a song by Feist, off of her 2007 album, The Reminder. Lyrics include, “my moon, my man / so changeable and / such a loveable lamb to me” and “my moon’s white face / what day and what phase / it’s the calendar page again.”

In the Craters on the Moon” is a song by Mountain Goats, off of their 2008 album, Heretic Pride. Lyrics include, “blind desert rats in the moonlight / too far from shore / in the declining years / of the long war.”

Moon Trills” is a song by Jonny Greenwood, off of the 2003 album and soundtrack to “Bodysong.” This track is a beautiful instrumental.

Man on the Moon” is a song by REM, off of their 1992 album, Automatic for the People. Lyrics include, “if you believed they put a man on the moon / man on the moon / if you believe there’s nothing up his sleeve / then nothing is cool.”

Moon” is a song by Rusted Root, off of their 1998 self-titled debut. Lyrics include, “I swear I saw the moon move / glide across the sky with a star at its side / its crescent shape is out tonight with opal shadow hiding by / and I swear I saw the moon move.”

Under a Killing Moon” is a song by Thrice, off of their 2003 album, The Artist in the Ambulance. Lyrics include, “under this killing moon / under this burning sky / the fire’s shining groom / I hold my breath and close my eyes.”

Pink Moon” is a song by Nick Drake, off of his 1972 album of the same name. Lyrics include, “I saw it written and I saw it say / pink moon is on its way / and none of you stand so tall / pink moon gonna get you all.”

Fly Me to the Moon” is a song by Frank Sinatra, off of his 1964 album, It Might as Well Be Swing. Originally the song was written by Bart Howard, and it’s also known as “In Other Words.” Lyrics include, “fly me to the moon / let me play among the stars / let me see what spring is like / on Jupiter and Mars.”

Sisters of the Moon” is a song by Fleetwood Mac, off of their 1979 album, Tusk. Lyrics include, “she asked me / be my sister, sister of the moon / some call her sister of the moon / some say illusions are her game.”

Half Moon” is a song by Janis Joplin, off of her 1971 album, Pearl. The song was written by John Hall and Johanna Hall. Lyrics include, “half moon, night time sky / seven stars, heaven’s eyes / seven songs on seven seas / just to bring all your sweet love home to me.”

Behind the Moon” is a song by Matt Costa, off of his 2005 album, Songs We Sing. Lyrics include, “now here I come / to dance around the sun / I’ve been oh so blue / stuck behind the moon.”

Harvest Moon” is a song by Neil Young, off of his 1992 album of the same name. Lyrics include, “because I’m still in love with you / I want to see you dance again / because I’m still in love with you / on this harvest moon.”

Sail to the Moon” is a song by Radiohead, off of their 2003 album, Hail to the Thief. Lyrics include, “I sail to the moon / I spoke too soon / and how much did it cost / I was dropped from the moonbeam / and sailed on shooting stars.”

Havana Moon” is a song by Chuck Berry, a b-side to his single, “You Can’t Catch Me.” Lyrics include, “Havana moon, Havana moon / me all alone with a jug of rum / me stand and wait for boat to come.”

Honey & the Moon” is a song by Joseph Arthur, off of his 2002 album, Redemption’s Son. Lyrics include, “I think that you came too soon / you’re the honey and the moon / that lights / up my night.”

Black Moon” is a song by Deftones, off of their 2005 album, B-Sides & Rarities. It features B-Real of Cypress Hill. Lyrics include, “whatcha gonna do / I got mad crew / you on the camera / guess what, I see you.”

Brother Wolf, Sister Moon” is a song by The Cult, off of their 1985 album, Love. Lyrics include, “embrace the wind with both arms / stop the clouds dead in the sky / hang your head no more / and beg no more / brother wolf and sister moon / your time has come.”

Just like the Moon” is a song by Brett Dennen, off of his 2003 self-titled album. Lyrics include, “I believe that you were born during an eclipse / and the stars named you moon child / then you come you rise into my sky / you stepped in front of my sun and it makes the whole world dark / and you light up the night / just like the moon.”

Platform Moon” is a song by Jupiter One, off of their 2005 self-titled album. Lyrics include, “in the light of the platform moon / I grew up by the highway / she grew up by the sea / she hears her name in the sound of the waves / but the ships hold a message for me.”

Full Moon” is a song by Black Ghosts, off of their 2008 self-titled album. The song was also on the “Twilight” soundtrack. Lyrics include, “when the full moon turns white that’s when I’ll come home / I am going out to see what I can sow.”

Holiday on the Moon” is a song by Love and Rockets, off of their 1986 album, Express. Lyrics include, “you can’t get a suntan on the moon / but I wouldn’t mind a holiday there.” Puscifer did a remix of the song on a Love and Rockets tribute album.

Moon and Moon” is a song by Bat for Lashes, off of her 2009 album, Two Suns. Lyrics include, “calling moon and moon / shoot that big bad hand / it’ll drag me to your door / and I won’t see you no more.”