(speciale): Men on the Moon – Una playlist di canzoni dedicate alla luna (nell’anniversario dell’allunaggio)

20 luglio 1969. Sono passati cinquant’anni esatti dalla prima missione sulla luna, coronata dall’allunaggio di Neil Armstrong e Buzz Aldrin.

Una passeggiata divenuta storica e un anniversario che abbiamo deciso di celebrare con una collezione di brani dedicati al più famoso dei satelliti naturali, l’unico con un’orbita attorno alla Terra.

25 brani, più o meno recenti, raccolti in ordine puramente casuale, che potete ascoltare su spotify, collegandovi alla nostra playlist.

Buon ascolto !


1) In the craters of the moon (The Mountains Goats, Heretic Pride, 2008)

« Blind desert rats in the moonlight
Too far from shore
In the declining years
Of the long war »

2) Man on the Moon (REM, Automatic for the People, 1999)

« If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there’s nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool »

3) The Killing Moon (Echo & the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain, 1984)

« Under blue moon I saw you
So soon you’ll take me
Up in your arms too late to beg you
Or cancel it though I know it must be
The killing time
Unwillingly mine »

4) Walking on the Moon (Police, Reggatta de Blanc, 1979)

« Giant steps are what you take
Walking on the moon
I hope my legs don’t break
Walking on the moon
We could walk forever
Walking on the moon
We could live together
Walking on, walking on the moon »

5) The Moon (Cat Power, The Greatest, 2006)

« The moon is not only beautiful
It is so far away
The moon is not only ice cold
It is here to stay »

6) Moon River (Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s OST, 1961)

« Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way »

7) Marquee Moon (Television, Marquee Moon, 1977)

« Life in the hive puckered up my night,
The kiss of death, the embrace of life
Ooo there I stand neath the Marquee Moon,
Hesitating »

8) Moon Trills (Jonny Greenwood, Bodysong, 2003)

9) Pink Moon (Nick Drake, Pink Moon, 1972)

« 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 ye all »

10) Half Moon (Janis Joplin, Pearl, 1971)

« 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. »

11) Moon and Moon (Bat for Lashes, Two Suns, 2009)

« Calling moon and moon
Shoot that big bad hand
It’ll drag me to your door
Now I won’t see you no more »

12) Sail to the Moon (Radiohead, Hail to the Thief, 2003)

« I sail to the moon
I spoke too soon
And how much did it cost
I was dropped from
And sailed on shooting stars »

13) Moon is up (Rolling Stones, Voodoo Lounge, 1994)

« Moon is up
The sun is down
You can’t have it both ways ‘round
Ooh babe, won’t you listen to me? »

14) Moon Rocks (Talking Heads, Speaking in tongues, 1983)

« Protons, neutrons
I ate a rock from the moon
Got shocked once, shocked twice
Let’s see what it can do
A man in the moon, a moon in the man
I got a rock in my throat
Upside, upside down
My tummy start to talk (what it say?) »

15) Under the Cherry Moon (Prince, Parade, 1986)

« I want to live life to the ultimate high
Maybe I’ll die young like heroes die
Maybe I’ll kiss you some wild special way
If nobody kills me or thrills me soon
I’ll die in your arms under the cherry moon »

16) Orange Moon (Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun, 2000)

« I’m an orange moon
I’m an orange moon
Reflecting the light of the sun
Many nights he was alone
Many, many, many nights
His light was too bright so they turned away
And he stood alone
Every night and every day »

17) Small Town Moon (Regina Specktor, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, 2012)

« Baby, baby, baby, baby it’s all about the moon
I must’ve lived a thousand times
But there’s a small town in my mind »

18) White Moon (White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan, 2005)

« White moon, white moon
Breaks open the tomb
Of a deserted cartoon that I wrote
Creature come, creature, creature
My own double feature
As I’m warming the bleachers at home »

19) Drunk on the Moon (Tom Waits, Small Changes, 1976)

« No, the moon ain’t romantic, it’s intimidating as hell,
And some guy’s trying to sell me a watch
And so I’ll meet you at the bottom of a bottle of bargain Scotch »

20) Song about the Moon (Paul Simon, Hearts and Bones, 1983)

« If you want to write a song about the moon
Walk along the craters in the afternoon
When the shadows are deep and the light is alien
And gravity leaps like a knife off the pavement »

21) Fall Dog Bombs the Moon (David Bowie, Reality, 2003)

« Fall Dog is cruel and smart
Smart time breaks the heart
Fall Dog bombs the moon »

22) Moon (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister, Planetarium, 2017)

« Jackrabbit jumped with a generous mood
Offering himself on the fire for food
Touched by his virtue, the fortune approved
Outlining ears on the fortress moon
As I’m about to enter your world
As I’m about to enter your world
I give you light »

23) Mississipi Moon (King’s x, Ear Candy, 1996)

« Over the Mississippi moon
Have to make myself remember
It’s something that I used to know »

24) How High the Moon (Ella Fitzgerald, Ella in Berlin, 1960)

« Somewhere there’s music
How faint the tune
Somewhere there’s heaven
How high the moon
There is no moon above
When love is far away too
Till it comes true
That you love me as i love you »

25) Mad mad moon (Genesis, A trick of the Tail, 1976)

« If this desert’s all there’ll ever be
Then tell me what becomes of me.
A fall of rain?
That must have been another of your dreams,
A dream of mad man moon. »


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