Fly Me to the Moon, originally titled "In Other Words", is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song the year it was written. Frank Sinatra's 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon. In 1999, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honored "Fly Me to the Moon" by inducting it as a "Towering Song".
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Album: It Might as Well Be Swing (1964). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. This song was written by Bart Howard in 1954 as "In Other Words," and it was introduced on the cabaret circuit by Felicia Saunders. In 1998, Bennett performed a parody on Sesame Street called "Slimey To The Moon" about the character Slimey the Worm's trip to space. More songs from Frank Sinatra. More songs with celestial titles. More songs used on Sesame Street. More songs from 1964. Lyrics to Fly Me To The Moon It reached on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
Together they put together their own Les & Larry Elgart Ensemble in 1945, hiring Nelson Riddle, Ralph Flanagan, and Bill Finegan to do arrangements. Les Elgart (August 3, 1917, New Haven, Connecticut-July 29, 1995, Dallas, Texas) was an American swing jazz bandleader and trumpeter. On Neon Genesis Evangelion's iconic 'Fly Me to the Moon' renditions and where to hear them. By neyoni 26 Jun 3:58pm.
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The song became known popularly as Fly Me to the Moon from the first line of the B verse, and after a few years the publishers changed the title to that officially. Frank Sinatra recorded the best known version on the album It Might as Well Be Swing (1964), accompanied by Count Basie. This version was arranged by Quincy Jones who changed the time signature from ¾ waltz-time to 4/4 and gave it a looser, swing feel. Sinatra also performed the song with Basie on Sinatra at the Sands (1966), and with bossa nova great Antonio Carlos Jobim on Duets II (1994).