Mason Dixon

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Don’t worry, you’re not going to get ‘mooned’ by Mason Dixon. It’s the anniversary of the first moon landing, so here are my five favorite Moon songs.

These images are from that first lunar landing.

  • "Desert Moon" by Dennis DeYoung

    Almost everyone knows Dennis DeYoung’s music with Styx. However, he went off on his own for a little while in the 1980’s with the album, and single, “Desert Moon”. It was a top 10 solo song for Dennis.

  • 'Moondance' by Van Morrison

    Van Morrison is, for lack of a better word, unique. He’s a cross between a jazz, lounge act and a stadium rock star. His music, equally as unique and timeless. This could explain why Van still sells out stadiums.

  • 'Dancing in the Moonlight' by King Crimson

    First released by little known Boffalongo, it became a smash for King Crimson. “Dancing in the Moonlight” didn’t end there. It has been covered repeatedly, but it’s still King Crimson whose version we know so well.

  • 'Bad Moon Rising' by CCR

    I’m not sure if there is a bathroom on the right, but John Fogerty sure made a splash with “Bad Moon Rising.” With dark lyrics and a bouncy tune, he found a way to tell a sad story in a happy way.

  • 'Moonlight Feel Right' by Starbuck

    The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Starbuck’s debut single.

  • Honorable mention: 'Rocket Man' by Elton John

    The song doesn’t really need an introduction. However, I wanted to be clear that this is the best version of the song, no matter what some believe about William Shatner’s version. Sorry, Bill, this one still belongs to Elton.

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