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).

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 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.

Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 280

To the victims and their families, and to the French people for strength, unity, and peace.

Shame to the American candidates for politicizing the event by playing the blame game while offering suggestions that amount to (at best) meager gibberish.

It was good seeing Americans displaying the French flag this weekend … especially when the Army football team came onto the field with for a game at West Point.

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Sky: The Musical’s Act 2 featuring the sun is in the books … and we were nearing 40 songs. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching us in the US, the production won’t return until December. Act 3 features clouds, so song titles must include Cloud, Clouds, or Cloudy. Curtain time is Tuesday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm (Eastern US). Acts 4 and 5 information is on the Hear Ye page, along with another important announcement.

There will be an Explore post this weekend.

Although no kids for us, we enjoy our 4 nieces and nephews. Last weekend we attended the wedding (the third to be marriage) – but it was out first to attend. We were a proud aunt and uncle, and wish them the best.

While in Cleveland last weekend, I saw my first white stuff of winter.

Because both of us volunteer at the weekly Downs Syndrome ballroom dance event, earlier this week my tango partner and I danced for the group. Considering we haven’t danced the routine in over 10 days, we did well. Most importantly, we had fun and it was well received.

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Even with the recent attacks in France, Lebanon, and over the skies of Egypt, I still say no US troops on the ground against ISIS – unless a coalition of Arab forces decide to take action.

Since the latest terrorist attack in Paris, it’s interesting to compare and contrast the French and US responses to Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

The Atlantic published What ISIS Really Wants this past February. It continue to be on the front page of their website, plus other news agencies promote it. I listed it as an Interesting Read months ago, but I want to promote it again. It’s a long read – but interesting – however, it is a view – and not the only view. For the interested, here’s the link.

The next Republican debate is December 15th (Tuesday) on CNN. Yawn .. .but another one for me to miss as I go for 7 in a row.

Something to ponder – If political candidates submitted their own questions to answer in a debate, would they truly answer the question?

Last week the Democrats had their second debate, and I missed another one. Damn … that makes me 6 for 6. Here are multiple fact checks from the event: Annenberg FactCheckAssociated Press, PolitiFact, Politico, Washington Post.

I continue to believe that if a governor, senator, or representative wants to run for president, they need to resign their position immediately upon announcing their candidacy. Our states and districts play them to do a job that does not include campaigning around the country while being paid.

To lead you into The Onion, here are their suggestions for talking to your children about sex.

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Weekly Headlines from The Onion (combos welcome)
Nation’s conservationist warn there are only 8 trillion rats left
Minimalism Overdone
US Mathematicians Round Pi Down To Three
Historians Politely Remind Nation To Check What’s Happened In Past Before Making Any Big Decisions
Experts Warn Number Of Retirees Will Completely Overwhelm Scenic Railway Industry By 2030
Economists Recommend Setting Aside Part Of Every Paycheck In Case Of Dire Straits Reunion Tour

Interesting Reads
The man who invented relaxation
Russian psychics
The beauty of winter in Greenland
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and daily worship
The Owen: an Aussie weapon
The evolution of toxic toad eaters
Photo gallery of Spots

It’s time for a musical two-fer to send you into the weekend – a leftover from Act 2 and a golden oldie. Have a safe weekend and in the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.