Fly Me to the Moon is a jazz standard couples still request for their first wedding dance. Written in 1954 by Bart Howard, the song was originally titled, “In Other Words.” But that didn’t last.
A hundred different singers covered the song over the next ten years, and the song titled eventually morphed into “Fly Me to the Moon.” In 1964, Frank Sinatra and his arranging team tweaked the song, changing the time signature from a 3/4 ballad into a 4/4 swingin’ big band masterpiece.
The song was so good, that NASA adopted the Sinatra version as the theme song for their moon mission. Years later, the song was inducted into the songwriter’s hall of fame.
The rollicking lyrics will totally energize your guests on your wedding day:
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.
The song is so good, that you’ll love it performed uptempo … or … as a ballad, like Rick Hale and Breea Guttery do it.
Here’s another beautiful cover, performed by a brother/sister duo called The Macarons Project:
If you’re looking to dazzle your guests on the dance floor, you can’t do any better than dancing to Sinatra’s classic rendition. Picture it:
A jazz standard like Fly Me to the Moon is timeless. It was a hit when man flew to the moon. It will still be a hit when they walk on Mars.
DJ Brian Anderson will play the version you like best. And we’ll bathe the dance floor with decor lighting to create an evening of magic!