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Top 10 Songs About The Moon

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Two nights ago there was a full moon, and where I live it was especially stunning. It was HUGE, and bright and shining though the pine trees. The moment got me thinking about songs that have been inspired by the moon, and believe me when I say there are plenty.

The allure of the moon goes back to the beginning of human history. For thousands of years mankind had no idea what it really was, and some even worshipped it as a god. Only a dozen human beings have set foot on it.

Indeed, the pull of the moon on planet earth is more than gravitational, it has inspired many a songwriter to sing of it's mysteries. In fact, songs about the moon probably go back to the very first humans to ever write songs. Athough we will never hear those early compositions, we have thousands of modern moon songs to choose from.

This playlist includes my personal top 10 picks for the best "moon songs" ever recorded.

What are yours?

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Top 10 Songs About The Moon

1. Kiko And The Lavender Moon - Los Lobos
2. Moondance - Van Morrison
3. Whole Of The Moon - The Waterboys
4. Harvest Moon - Neil Young
5. Pink Moon - Nick Drake
6. Yellow Moon - The Neville Brothers
7. There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) - The B-52's
8. Moon River - Louis Armstrong
9. Bark At The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
10. Blue Moon - The Marcels

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