Do you know?
Fly Me to the Moon (originally titled “In Other Words”) is a jazz standard written in 1954 by Bart Howard. The song has been recorded by hundreds of artists over the years, but Frank Sinatra’s 1964 version is arguably the most famous.
Sinatra’s version of Fly Me to the Moon was arranged by Quincy Jones and released on Sinatra’s album It Might As Well Be Swing. The song became a hit single and was closely associated with NASA’s Apollo missions to the Moon. A copy of the song was played on a Sony TC-50 portable cassette player on the Apollo 10 mission, which orbited the Moon, and also on Apollo 11 before the first landing on the Moon.
Sinatra’s version of Fly Me to the Moon has been used in countless films, television shows, and commercials over the years. It is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages around the world.
Here is a brief history of the song Fly Me to the Moon:
- 1954: Bart Howard writes the song “In Other Words”.
- 1954: Kaye Ballard makes the first recording of the song.
- 1962: Joe Harnell releases an instrumental version of the song, titled “Fly Me to the Moon – Bossa Nova”. This version becomes the song’s first major hit, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
- 1964: Frank Sinatra releases his version of the song on the album It Might As Well Be Swing. Sinatra’s version becomes the most famous version of the song and is closely associated with NASA’s Apollo missions to the Moon.
Fly Me to the Moon is a truly classic song with a rich history. It is a song of love, longing, and adventure that has captured the hearts of people all over the world.
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