The moon is one of the earth's greatest marvels. Throughout history, writers like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, and Neil Young have chosen to use the moon as the subject of their art. Whether they are trying to show how much they love someone or trying to express their loneliness, songwriters keep singing to the man on the moon.
Some of the best songs about the space oddity include "Shame on the Moon" by Bob Seger, "Walking On The Moon" by The Police, "Sisters Of The Moon" by Fleetwood Mac, "Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra, "Moonlight Drive' by The Doors," "Moonage Daydream" by Paul Simon, "Talking To The Moon" by Bruno Mars, "Moon River" by Elton John, "Moondance" by Van Morrison, "Dancing In The Moonlight" by Thin Lizzy, "Mr. Moonlight" by The Beatles, "Moonshadow"by Cat Stevens, and of course the famous album The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.
While it is no secret that all genres have their fair share of moonlight serenades, here are the best 15 country songs about the moon to add to your playlist!
"The Moon, The Stars, And Me," Dolly Parton
When it's a full moon, you can listen to this classic heartbreak song from Dolly's White Limozeen record released in 1989.
"Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You," Toby Keith
Toby Keith's smash hit from 1996 is about missing your lost love.
"Talkin' To The Moon," Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
This 1999 song is all about wishing your baby would come back home.
"Runnin' Outta Moonlight," Randy Houser
Randy Houser was lucky in love when he released this song about a night under the moon with the one you love.
"Goodnight Moon," Jack Ingram
This song is for when your heart is as empty as a half-moon. Jack Ingram knows that heartbreak and the moon go hand-in-hand.
"I'll Be The Moon," Dierks Bentley
Cheaters never win, but they do make hits in country music. Dierks Bentley's 2016 song is all about keeping your forbidden love a secret.
"The Moon's A Harsh Mistress," Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell compares his lost love to a cold, lonely moon.
"Buicks To The Moon," Alan Jackson
This Alan Jackson song is for love that will last forever, or at least until NASA is driving Buicks on the moon.
"Betty Ford," Mike and the Moonpies
Mike and the Moonpies always bring the party. They also want to be just like the man on the moon-- makes sense.
"Bad Moon Rising," Creedence Clearwater Revival
CCR's 1969 release of Bad Moon Rising took their career to the next level.
"Blue Moon Of Kentucky," Bill Monroe
The blue moon of Kentucky consoles this broken heart.
"Missouri Moon," Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent reminisces on when she found love underneath the Missouri Moon.
"Sugar Moon," Bob Wills
Dreaming of wedding bells and sweet love, that's what this tune is for.
"Howlin' At The Moon," Hank Williams
When you fall in love so hard, you start acting crazy -- Hank Williams knows it all too well.
"Neon Moon," Brooks and Dunn
For 30 years, Brooks and Dunn have kept broken hearts on the dance floors all across the nation with this song.
No matter if you're looking to bark at the moon, have had a total eclipse of the heart, or are on your way to the moon and back, all of these songs deserve a place on your moonlight playlist!