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.

Opinion in the Shorts: Vol. 283

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Sky: The Musical – Act 4: Moon is about 50 songs. A tip of the cap to all!

Act 5, the final act, focuses on Stars – so Star or Stars must be in the song title – but no compound words involving stars (as starlight, stardust, etc). Curtain time is Tuesday, December 15th at 9:30 pm (Eastern US) … and yes, I know it’s competing with the next Republican debate.

Explore series returns this weekend with a place that is on my bucket list to visit.

My Holiday Blog Party is next weekend – starting Saturday morning for the Europeans, but Saturday afternoon for the Aussies, Kiwis, and others in that part of the world – and it will go well into Sunday. Past guest know they will get to pick a gift, and to the first-timers, who knows what you will find. Music will also fill the air, plus I hope to convince Dale to provide the culinary treats. Feel free to invite your friends … and feel free to check in throughout the weekend.

Microsoft shortened this video into a commercial, which caused me to pause when I saw it.

Looking for a unique gift? Don’t forget to visit two of artist Marina’s sales sites: Marina’s Art Shop (artwork for sale) and Society 6 (where her artwork is transformed into other items). Besides her artistic talent, she’s a good person!

A high school football player in New Mexico had a concussion, in which policy requires to miss the next game. Because the next game is the state championship, the player and his parents sought and got a court order overturning the policy.

Numbers of Arabic-speaking people in the US continues to increase. Here’s an interesting article about the complicated matter for a school district in the Cincinnati area.

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I recently discovered a little known perk with taxpayer dollars. Retired House Speakers (most recently, John Boehner, R-OH) have a budget to establish an office, hire staff, and send mail for up to five years. I’m far from a Tea Party supporter, but cheers to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) for wanting to defund this perk.

As Republicans continue use mental illness to explain gun violence, I ask this question: What legislation have Republicans advanced to address mental illness?

I’ll ask this tough question: Why wasn’t the shooter at the Planned Parenthood Center in Colorado Springs labeled as a Christian terrorist?

Donald Trump’s (R-NY) latest bloviation has created quite the stir. His followers are loyal, and will remain loyal. His numbers may dip – but the campaign continues to crack while the ceiling strengthens. Over time, the two candidates benefiting the most from him remaining in the race are Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

Donald Trump is smart, very good at thinking on his feet, and is using television to his benefit … thus, he is out marketing the rest of the field. After all, his strategies successfully aims at a segment of Republicans – thus is not intended for independents, moderates, or cross-over Democrats.

Given recent events, the next Republican debate could be a good one. It is this Tuesday (December 15th) on CNN … but I won’t be watching.

My wife (the Right Angle) laughed at this from one of her Facebook friends.

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To lead you into The Onion, here’s a headline of an actual event that one would think is from The Onion: Man named Bud Weisser arrested at Budweiser brewery (True story here)

Weekly Headlines from The Onion (combos welcome)
Employee returns from vacation refreshed, ready to waste time
Hitchhiker with machete, driver with machete can’t help but laugh
Shamefaced man stands stock-still as acquaintance zips up backpack for him
After watching news, man checks wallet to make sure cash still there
Study: Heart transplant group significantly healthier than heart transplant placebo group
Vacuum cleaner salesman asks that ashes be spread on potential customers’ carpets

Interesting Reads
Smiling for photos hasn’t always been the way
Problem for Democrats: Little faith in government
An effect of finger-pointing in a free-speech society
Muslim Americans and ISIS
How to never forget a name
(Photos) Windows

Here’s a two-fer to send you into the weekend. The first is a leftover from Act 4 that features a sexy song by Maria Muldaur, JJ Cale, and Eric Clapton. The second helps celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday celebration on Saturday. Have a safe weekend and in the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

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.