Who knows the song "Fly Me to the Moon"?

@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
August 14, 2007 5:24am CST
which of you knows the song "fly me to the moon"? and who sang it? was it tom jones???i love this song because this was used as a soundtrack in the anime neon genesis evangelion. although asuka's version wasnt that good, i learned to love it coz i cant remember where and who sang it so nicely.^__^the song is just so romantic! it makes me wanna go to the moon even more! LOL
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10 responses
14 Aug 07
There are a lot of different versions of this song hun, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, the list is endless. I rate Frank sinatra as the best though
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
i think i might have heard frank sinatra's version. it was sooo classic. just like my mother. LOL
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
some patrick howard composed it and played it in the piano. and then felicia sanders first sang it. it underwent a lot of change in its title but it was first recorded by kaye ballard. according to ryanohil. ^__^
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
fly me to the moon was popularized by Bart Howard. He is more of a composer than a singer and he plays the piano.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
anne rice's pandora - anne rice's pandora, new tales of the vampires
oh yeah. he was mentioned above. ^__^ have you sang this in front of an audience? ^__^
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
ooops. sorry for that image. why is this always happening? im working on discussion and attached an image to it, and then the image would also appear in a comment i wrote. 0_o
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
i sang it once but wasnt comfortable with it, its a male song so i should let the male singer sing it for it suits their voice.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
5 Sep 07
The most popular version of this song Fly Me To The Moon was sung by Frank Sinatra....ole blue eyes himself! What a great song. The original singer was Kaye Ballard. But it wasn't quite as popular as Sinatra's version. Fly me to the moon Let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like On a-Jupiter and Mars In other words, hold my hand In other words, baby, kiss me Fill my heart with song And let me sing for ever more You are all I long for All I worship and adore In other words, please be true In other words, I love you Fill my heart with song Let me sing for ever more You are all I long for All I worship and adore In other words, please be true In other words, in other words I love ... you
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
6 Sep 07
haha.. it seems someone knows the song very well. ^__^ thanks for the lyrics!
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
i also love that song...yup! you're very right about that...it is really romantic. yes i think tom jones also sang that song and so is frank sinatra, tony bennett, paul anka, johnny mathis and so many other singers. it was first recorded in the early 50's. ('.')
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
it's really old isnt it? but even if its old, even older than me, it still appealed to my musical taste. ^__^;; i just love it. ^__^
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
yeah i know that song, though the version i knew was utada hikaru. i like this song its sweet and it touches your heart when you listen to it
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
i have utada hikaru's version too! i asked my friend to download it and he did. i love her version! i love what she added as intrumentals there. i love the lyrics. utada hikaru is such a good singer. ^__^
• United States
31 Aug 07
Fly Me to the Moon and let me play among the stars... - no it was not Tom Jones and very familiar with the song but cannot be certain of artist. I think it might have been Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Andy Williams. Am I close? sunnywaters
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
frank sinatra has a version. i have his version already. my friend downloaded it for me. ^__^ i dont know about dean martin and andy williams.. "let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars..." ^__^
@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
18 Aug 07
I heard only Frank Sinatra singing it. He was amazing. His voice was so smooth, charming. This song is really beautiful. Why don't you try to search for it on the net? You could find the singers that have sung it.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
yeah, i've heard frank sinatra's versio and it was indeed beautiful. ^__^ it felt so romantic while listening to him. ryanphil gave me a thorough background on this song. it seems its really popular. ^__^
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
17 Aug 07
This song was done by so many different artists. Frank sinatra had the biggest hit with it in 1964. It was also done by Paul Anka , Al Kirt, Tom Jones, Nat King Cole, Perry como,Tony Bennett...etc etc.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
this must be popular right? if it not then there should be many versions of it. im glad i know this song. ^__^
@ayseteyze (214)
• Turkey
14 Aug 07
it is a very popular song of old times and therefore it has many covers. i mean it has been performed by many different songers till now. but i think the one belonging Frank Sinatra is the best of all! it is just his kind of song and his voice reallt fits the song i think. especially the part that he goes "in other words, please be true, in other words, i love you.."
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
hehe.. thanks for that lovely singing. ^__^ i really love this song and i think i will still love it even if i hear my enemy singing it. LOL i love all of the lyrics, when i first heard it i actually searched for the lyrics immediately and memorized it while listening to the song ever and ever again. LOL
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
"Fly Me to the Moon" is a pop standard song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. When introduced by Felicia Sanders on the cabaret circuit, it was originally titled "In Other Words". The song became popularly called "Fly Me to the Moon" from its first line, but it took a few years for the publishers to change the title officially. It was first recorded in 1954 by Kaye Ballard (of the television show The Mothers-in-Law). Ballard's 1954 version was released by Decca Records as catalog number 29114. In 1956 it was recorded by Portia Nelson for her album, Let Me Love You. The same year, Johnny Mathis recorded the song, the first time the title "Fly Me to the Moon" appeared on a record label. Felicia Sanders, the original singer of the song (best known for her vocal on the Percy Faith Orchestra's "Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)"), finally got around to recording the song in 1959. It was released on Decca Records as catalog number 30937. In 1962, an instrumental version was recorded as "Fly Me to the Moon – Bossa Nova" by Joe Harnell, which became the biggest chart hit version of the song, reaching #14 on the U.S. pop singles charts. Frank Sinatra recorded the song in 1964 on his It Might as Well Be Swing collaboration with Count Basie, and this became the rendition that many people identified the song with. Tony Bennett recorded the song in 1965 and had a minor hit with it. In subsequent years through the 2000s, he often performed the song in concert without using any amplification or sound system. It has also been performed by Paul Anka, Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Groove Armada, Joni James, Jack Jones, Julie London, Bobby Womack, Utada Hikaru, Al Hirt, Diana Krall, Mabel Mercer (1960), Wes Montgomery, Anita O'Day, KT Sullivan (1997), Sarah Vaughn, Tom Jones, the Irish boyband Westlife, Nancy Wilson (1959), Matt Dusk, Agnetha Fältskog, Paul Gilbert, Eva Cassidy, Astrud Gilberto, hellogoodbye, Ray Quinn, Dinah Washington, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Haden, and many others. In film, "Fly Me to the Moon" was used as the theme song of Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987), under the last frames of Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys (2000) (in Sinatra's version), and was performed by Jay Mohr in Eddie Murphy's The Adventures of Pluto Nash. It is also the main song of the 1991 film "Once around", starring Richard Dreyfuss,Holly Hunter and Danny Aiello, who also performs a rendition during the wedding scene. The song is also the ending theme of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, in several remixed versions and performed by multiple people, most notably the famous Japanese seiyu Megumi Hayashibara and Yuko Miyamura (all in English). The song will be remixed again and sung by Utada Hikaru for the trailers of the first movie in the Rebuild of Evangelion series of films , YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE. In episode 369 of the The Simpsons, "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story", "Fly Me to the Moon" is played during Moe and Edna's love montage, and Moe later refers to it as their song. On American Idol season 6, Top 20 contestant, Nick Pedro sang an excellently soulful rendition of "Fly Me To The Moon" at his audition in New York. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_Me_to_the_Moon
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
whew! i didnt know it has a very extensive history! but i love it! i enjoyed reading it. ^__^ thanks for that. i may have heard tony bennet's version too but i couldnt exactly remember. it really must be a popular song! that's a long list of who performed it! im glad i asked about this. ^__^ hontou???? megumi hayashibara sang this?? i love her! im a fan of her! wait, i think i have that version, maybe i just forgot about it. LOL dang! its all my friend's fault. she hasnt returned my cd on anime soundtracks. i think i may have to download again. im going to search for that utada hikaru version. i love her too. there so many j-pop sngers i like. ^__^ and then im going to search too for that evangelion. i nver got to watch its movies. and i think i never finished the series. LOL and to think im an otaku! ^__^;; arigato gozaimasu for this info! ^__^
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