Blue Moon—Billie Holiday version

It’s Only a Paper Moon—Ella Fitzgerald version

Moonlight Becomes You—Chet Baker

Moon (soft, hard, and classic) rock and folk

Upbeat, funky, and croony music for your moondance.

Walking on the Moon—The Police

Dancing in the Moonlight—King Harvest

Harvest Moon—Neil Young

Pink Moon—Nick Drake

Space Oddity—David Bowie

Moonage Daydream—David Bowie

Moondance—Van Morrison

Mistério do Planeta—Novos Baianos

Moon rap, pop, and R&B 

The moon continues to inspire artists today.

Man on the Moon—Kid Cudi

Spaceship—Kanye West

All the Stars—SZA and Kendrick Lamar

Orange Moon—Erykah Badu

Many Moons—Janelle Monáe

Honeymoon—Lana Del Rey

Interstellar contemporary

Imagine the Hubble images as music.

Cosmos II—Murcof 

Coulor of Moonlight—Grimes

A story about the moon

Not really a music person? Totally fine. This podcast tells the delightful tale of “Qfwfq” and his crew, who jump between Earth and moon, and “sometimes hover in the nether reaches of gravity between the two.”

The Distance of the Moon—A short story by Italo Calvino on Radiolab

An earlier version of this article said the moon will be visible in North America. It will not, save for a slice of Newfoundland. 

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