Sky: The Musical – The Song List

Sky: The Musical is over – and participants have come through in flying colors. A tip of the cap to all who took us on a 5-act, 179-song musical journey across the sky and clouds to the sun, moon, and stars. Use this list to establish your own digital copy of this musical extravaganza.

PlaybillSkyAct 1: Sky (30 songs)
Eye in the Sky (Alan Parsons Project)
A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay)
Sunny Skies (James Taylor)
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Beatles)
Cloudy Skies (Ugly Kid Joe)
Ghost Riders in the Sky (Johnny Cash)
Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
Sky Pilot (The Animals)
Blue Skies (Willie Nelson & Kenny Rogers)
Cold Sky (Cyndi Lauper)
Bones in the Sky (Dan Fogelberg)
Sky Blue (Peter Gabriel)
Blue as the Iowa Sky (February Sky)
The Sky is Cryin’ (Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Albert King)
Under Paris Skies (Andy Williams)
Point Me at the Sky (Pink Floyd)
Under the Starry Sky (Joan Sutherland)
Cabin in the Sky (Ella Fitzgerald)
Ole Buttermilk Sky (Hoagie Carmichael)
Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra)
Touch the Sky (Kayne West)
Let the Sky Fall (Ten Years After)
White Sky (Vampire Weekend)
Ribbon in the Sky (Stevie Wonder)
Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
Big Sky (Annie Lennox)
Wheel in the Sky (Journey)
Sky Blue and Black (Jackson Browne)
The Sky Fell Down (Frank Sinatra)
Push Away the Sky (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)

PlaybillSkyAct 2: Sun (39 songs)
Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison)
Keep on the Sunny Side (Carter Family)
House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (Louis Armstrong)
Midnight Sun (Lionel Hampton)
Whiskey When the Sun Goes Down (Jimmy Rankin)
Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
I’ll Follow the Sun (The Beatles)
Sunny Girlfriend (The Monkeys)
That Lucky Old Sun (Ray Charles)
The Warmth of the Sun (Beach Boys)
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (Walker Brothers)
Sunny (Boney M)
Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
The Sun (Paulo Nutini)
Island in the Sun (Weezer)
Waiting for the Sun (The Doors)
East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Diana Krall)
Sun and Steel (Iron Maiden)
Sun is Shining (Axwell & Ingrosso Tomorrowland)
Village of the Sun (Frank Zappa)
Setting Sun (The Chemical Brothers)
Who Loves the Sun (Velvet Underground)
California Sun (The Rivieras)
Morning Sun (Robbie Williams)
Sun in the Stream (Enya)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
Ain’t Goin’ Down Till the Sun Comes Up (Garth Brooks)
Catching the Sun (Spiro Gyra)
The Sun King (The Beatles)
Invisible Sun (The Police)
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
Keep Your Sunny Side Up (The Kentucky Serenaders)
Colour of the Sun (Jimmy Buffett)
Brothers Under the Sun (Bryan Adams)
Circles Around the Sun (Dispatch)
Sunny Days (Lighthouse)
Where Does the Sun Go? (Jackie Deshannon)
I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine (Elvis Presley)

PlaybillSkyAct 3: Clouds (25 songs)
Cloud Nine (The Temptations)
Cloudy (Simon and Garfunkel)
Cloud in My Heart (Muddy Waters)
Cloud on My Tongue (Tori Amos)
Bouncing Off Clouds (Tori Amos)
Behind the Clouds (Brad Paisley)
Get Off My Cloud (Rolling Stones)
Brain Cloudy Blues (Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys)
Cloudy Lucky Seven (Guy Mitchell)
Cloudy Morning (Tony Bennett)
Liza (All the Clouds Roll Away) (Thelonious Monk)
Cloudy Skies (Ugly Kid Joe)
Grey Cloudy Lies (George Harrison)
Cloud 9 (George Harrison)
On a Cloud (Platinum Pied Pipers)
Cloud Nine (Bryan Adams)
Feet in the Clouds (Paul McCartney)
Cloud of Dust (Brad Paisley)
Cloud Aura (Charli XCX)
Till the Clouds Roll By (June Allison & Ray McDonald)
Far Above the Clouds (Mike Oldfield)
Clear or Cloudy (Sting)
Above the Clouds (Paul Weller)
The Clouds are Full of Wine (Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band)
Heavy Cloud No Rain (Sting)

PlaybillSkyAct 4: Moon (54 songs)
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Moon River (Audrey Hepburn)
Silvery Moon (Doris Day & Gordon MacRae)
Blue Moon (The Marcels)
New Blue Moon (Traveling Wilburys)
Moon Over Parador Anthem (Sammy Davis, Jr)
Light of the Moon (The Pretenders)
The Man In The Moon Is A Lady (Bea Arthur)
I Wished On the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
The Moon Song (The Hound + The Fox)
Moon Over Miami (Connee Boswell)
Almost Full Moon (Enigma)
My Moon, My Man (Feist)
Girl on the Moon (Foreigner)
Ticket To The Moon (Electric Light Orchestra)
Monkberry Moon Delight (Sir Paul McCartney)
Morning Moon (The Tragically Hip)
Half Moon Bay (Dan Fogelberg)
Sad Moon (Bruce Hornsby)
Sister Moon (Sting)
Moon over Bourbon Street (Sting)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Once in a Blue Moon (Van Morrison)
Luna Che Non C’è (Andrea Bocelli) … The Moon Is Not There
Man on the Moon (R.E.M)
Song About the Moon (Simon and Garfunkel)
Like Reaching For the Moon (Billie Holiday)
Star & the Moon (Audra McDonald)
Moon at My Window (Joni Mitchell)
Mad Man Moon (Genesis)
A Better Moon (Ian Anderson)
Walking on the Moon (The Police)
Moon Trance (Lindsey Stirling)
Havana Moon (Santana)
Shine on Harvest Moon (Four Aces)
The Moon Is Yellow (Frank Sinatra)
Mr. Moon (Dick Hyman)
Full Moon Night (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Shepherd Moons (Enya)
Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden)
Yellow Moon (The Neville Brothers)
Pink Moon (Nick Drake)
Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (Nat King Cole)
Virginia Moon (Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones)
Coon on the Moon (Howlin’ Wolf)
Racing with the Moon (Vaughn Monroe)
Carolina Moon (Connie Francis)
Cajun Moon (Maria Muldaur, JJ Cale, & Eric Clapton)
Mr. Moon (Boswell Sisters and the Dorsey Brothers)
Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
Concentration Moon (Frank Zappa)
No Moon At All (Julie London)

PlaybillSkyAct 5: Stars (31 songs)
Counting Stars (OneRepublic)
Star Wars Theme (John Williams & the London Symphony Orchestra)
When You Wish Upon a Star (Jiminy Cricket, Cliff Edwards)
Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay)
Catching a Falling Star (Perry Como)
Stars (Simply Red)
Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star (Merle Haggard)
January Stars (Sting)
Stars Fell On Alabama (Cannonball Adderley Quintet)
Hong Kong Star Boy (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)
Secret of the Stars (Symphony of Science
We Are All Made of Stars (Moby)
Star Eyes (Charlie Parker Quartet)
Stars (Janis Ian)
Shining Star (Earth Wind & Fire)
Star With No Name (MK-O)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Jewel)
Stars (Ulrich Scnauss)
Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes (Perry Como)
Stars Tonight (Lady Antebellum)
Bright Star of Bethlehem (Melanie McMillan)
Star of the East (Judy Garland)
Lost Stars (Adam Levine)
Star of Bethlehem (Neil Young)
Swinging on a Star (Bing Crosby)
Stairway to the Stars (Johnny Mathis)
East of the Sun, and West of the Moon (Diana Krall)
Star of Sirius (Steve Hackett)
A Seed’s a Star (Stevie Wonder)
Star Me Kitten (R.E.M.)

I will announce the next act something this month (January).

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Sky: The Musical – Act 5: Stars

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it.

The sky is a place for imagination – imagine the swift flight of a local bird – imagining the float of a butterfly – imagining the soar like an eagle – imagining being on a plane to an exotic land

The sky is a place for dreams – of course, the dreams to fly – but also the dreams to go beyond – dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – dreams of the love we have – dreams of a love that remains for someone who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful – a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

PlaybillSkyProgram
Act 1: Sky
Act 2: Sun
Act 3: Clouds
Act 4: Moon

Act 5: Stars

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. (John Lennon, musician)

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars. (Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer)

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. (William Shakespeare, playwright)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. (Oscar Wilde, dramatist)

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. (Carl Sagan, scientist)

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Star or Stars must be in the title
  • Cautions
    • No songs using star as a compound word (starlight, stardust, stargazer, etc)
    • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
It is fitting that stars serves as the final act of Sky: The Musical. Those twinkling lights in the sky causes us to wonder while also serving as a metaphor to strive for a goal – to reach for the possible – to go deep within one’s self. I imagine most of us as kids laid on our back trying the difficult task of counting the stars in the night sky. With that in mind, we welcome OneRepublic with Counting Stars.

Sky: The Musical – Act 4: Moon

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it.

The sky is a place for imagination – imagine the swift flight of a local bird – imagining the float of a butterfly – imagining the soar like an eagle – imagining being on a plane to an exotic land

The sky is a place for dreams – of course, the dreams to fly – but also the dreams to go beyond – dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – dreams of the love we have – dreams of a love that remains for someone who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful – a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

PlaybillSkyProgram
Act 1: Sky
Act 2: Sun
Act 3: Clouds

Act 4: Moon

I’ve never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn’t take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment. (Colin Farrell, actor)

The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money. (Plautus, Roman playwright)

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. (Carl Sandburg, author)

I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected. (Gloria Vanderbilt, designer)

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. Confucius, philosopher)

I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. (Neil Armstrong. astronaut)

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. (Buddha, leader)

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Moon or Moons must be in the title
  • Cautions:
    • No songs using moon as a compound word (moonlight, moonbeam, etc)
    • Cat Steven’s song is Moonshadow, not Moon Shadow
  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
The moon can be full, new, and everything in between. Some of our references are blue, black, pink, and blood – harvest, hunters, strawberry, wolf, and others. With the moon being a constant in our lives, the production made sought to a classic performer to open the act. This Saturday, December 12th, marks the 100th anniversary of his birth, so having him here to open Act 4 is an honor. Ladies and gentlemen, direct from Hoboken, New Jersey – welcome Ol’ Blue Eyes himself – the great Frank Sinatra with Fly Me to the Moon.

Sky: The Musical – Act 3: Clouds

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it.

The sky is a place for imagination – imagine the swift flight of a local bird – imagining the float of a butterfly – imagining the soar like an eagle – imagining being on a plane to an exotic land

The sky is a place for dreams – of course, the dreams to fly – but also the dreams to go beyond – dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – dreams of the love we have – dreams of a love that remains for someone who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful – a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

PlaybillSkyProgram
Act 1: Sky
Act 2: Sun

Act 3: Clouds

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. (Maya Angelou, poet)

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates. (Sarah McLachlan, musician)

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same. (Ralph Waldo Emerson,author)

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself. (Pythagoras, mathematician)

The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two. (Sara Sheridan, writer)

If you learned how to make a cloud, your time is not wasted. (Bob Ross, artist)

In Hong Kong, ‘wonton’ means swallowing a cloud. (Jose Andres Puerta, chef)

Guidelines

  • Songs with Cloud, Clouds, or Cloudy must be in the title
  • Caution: No songs using Cloud as a compound word (cloudburst, cloudscapes, etc)
  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
Besides being worth 8 Scrabble points, cloud is noun, a verb, and even an adjective – but also (as the quotes show) a significant metaphor. Ladies and gentlemen. David, Melvin, Paul, Otis and Eddie came all the way from Motown to be with us tonight. Let’s give a rousing welcome for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers – The Temptations with their 1969 hit – Cloud Nine.

Sky: The Musical – Act 2: Sun

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it.

The sky is a place for imagination – imagine the swift flight of a local bird – imagining the float of a butterfly – imagining the soar like an eagle – imagining being on a plane to an exotic land

The sky is a place for dreams – of course, the dreams to fly – but also the dreams to go beyond – dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – dreams of the love we have – dreams of a love that remains for someone who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful – a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

PlaybillSkyProgram
Act 1: Sky

Act 2: Sun

The sun – the foundation of all living things on Earth.

The sun – it rises, it shines, then it sets …. then a new sun returns.

The sun – it carries all the colors in the world around us, but the objects determine their display.

The sun – the brightness of joy – the guide to brightness and hope while casting the shadow of burden.

The sun – it shines rays of memories, which sadden the heart which we can convert into smiles.

The sun not only displaces the darkness of night, it works to remove hatred.

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Sun, Suns, or Sunny must be in the title
  • Caution: No songs using Sun as a compound word (sunshine, sunbeam, sundown etc)
  • No versions of Son are acceptable
  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
The sun not only provides our daily light, it also serves as the basis for many enjoyable songs. Our production team not only works hard at securing a quality opening performance to start each act, they try not to take the most-popular songs. However, this time is an exception because the song title is most fitting for what is to come. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome the great George Harrison and some of his friends with Here Comes the Sun.

Sky: The Musical – Act 1: Sky

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it?

The sky is a place for imagination – imagining the swift flight of a bird – imagining  floating like a butterfly – imagining soaring like an eagle – imagining being on a plane that takes you to an exotic land.

The sky is a place for dreams – the dreams to fly – the dreams to go beyond – the dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – the dreams of the love we have – the dreams of a love that remains – the dreams serving as memories of a loved one who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful, a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

Program
PlaybillSkyAct 1: The Sky

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. (Sonia Gandhi)

The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there. (K. D. Lang)

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. (Jimi Hendrix)

The way of fortune is like the Milky Way in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. (Francis Bacon)

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Sky or Skies must be in the title
  • Caution: No songs using Sky/Skies as a compound word (skyward, skylark, skydive, etc)
  • No duplicates (first-come, first-serve)

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
Welcome to Opening Night for Sky: The Musical. This blog musical has great potential, so let’s get on with the show. Any classic rockers in the crowd? Let’s hear for The Alan Parsons Project with Eye in the Sky.