Phases of the Moon

Moon culture has captivated and affected each and every one of us in some form or fashion. Look at the folklore behind creatures of the night specifically powered by the moon, the history of the moon's relevance in various cultures or perhaps, look into the thousands upon thousands of songs dedicated to the moon! Each have their own unique quality, taking in different aspects of the moon and giving them meaning and life through song.

Some of the greatest hits by many bands are about the moon, as I'm sure you will see as you recognize many songs and artists in this playlist. Further into this idea, people say copying is the greatest form of flattery. Many of these great hits have been covered, revealing different takes or subtleties on the same sounds. It is amazing how anyone can take a song that exists and put their own personal flare on it!

That's the main reason for this mix. To express and introduce beautiful covers followed by the originals they homage so endearingly. Not every song in this mix is a cover, but these few that stand alone are bridges to each section of coverage and original. So without further delay, let's get into some quality sounds!

Phases of the Moon

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Not going to place favorites this week! Honestly, they are all really amazing songs and personal favorites in some light or another!



Shiro Sagisu and Yoko Takahashi - Fly Me To The Moon (Yoko Takahashi Acid Bossa Version)

Frank Sinatra and Court Basie - Fly Me To The Moon

Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight

King Harvest - Dancing in the Moonlight

Frank Ocean - Moon River

Andy Williams - Moon River

Kid Francescoli - Moon (And It Went Like)

Sade - The Moon and the Sky

Cigarettes After Sex - Neon Moon

Brooks & Dunn - Neon Moon

Scary Pockets and Gabriela Welch - Moondance

Van Morrison - Moondance - 2013 Remaster

Walk Off the Earth - Walking on the Moon

The Police - Walking On The Moon - Remastered 2003

R.E.M. - Man On The Moon

William Elliott Whitmore - I Wish I Was the Moon

Neko Case - I Wish I Was the Moon

Mandy Moore - Moonshadow

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Moonshadow

Beck - Blue Moon

Moby - Blue Moon

Poolside - Harvest Moon

Neil Young - Harvest Moon

Frank Sinatra - Blue Moon - 1998 Digital Remaster

Al Bowlly and Ray Noble's Orchestra - Blue Moon


When it comes to the moon, there's a little bit for everyone. I'm sure you'll find at least one song, cover or not, that you enjoy. Thank you for always listening, you guys. :)

One last thing! I have a very special Friday Mix coming up soon you will not want to miss! If it isn't this next week, it will definitely be the following week! So keep an eye out for that. But always remember...

- The Friday Mix Is Best Heard In Your Ears -

- Qira -

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