20 Best Songs About The Moon

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about moon are classic, captivating ballads that have been around for centuries. There are so many songs about the moon that it can be difficult to choose just 20 of them, but here I’ve compiled a list of my favorites.


Moon – BTS

BTS JIN - 'MOON' Lyrics [Color Coded_Han_Rom_Eng]

This song is about a boy who misses a girl so much that he tries to find her in the moon. Even though they have broken up, he still longs for her. The song was released in 2015 and became a big hit around the world. Some of the lyrics are: “I try to find you in the moon, but you’re not there. I look for you in the stars, but you’re not there.” Its lyrics are full of sadness and longing, making it a beautiful ballad to listen to.

Moonchild – RM

RM 'moonchild' Lyric Video

This song is about the struggles of growing up and the feeling that one is never good enough. The lyrics are: “I’m just a moonchild, trying to find my way.” The song reflects on the idea that everyone has a dark side and a light side, and that it’s okay to be both. It’s a beautiful song that is perfect for reflecting on one’s own life.Its lyrics are full of sadness and longing, making it a beautiful ballad to listen to.

Moon – Kanye West

Kanye West - Moon (Audio)

This song is about Kanye West’s girlfriend, who he thinks is the moon. He wants to hold her so close that she becomes a part of him, but ultimately this desire makes him feel suffocated. It’s an extremely dark song with lyrics like: “I see you in the morning when I wake up/ I go through your purse and look for traces/ I wanna touch you, I wanna feel you/ I wanna put my hands all up in your hair.” The song is an interesting exploration of the idea of possession.

Moonlight – xxxtentacion

XXXTENTACION - MOONLIGHT (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

This song is about the rapper’s struggles with depression and his suicidal thoughts. The lyrics are: “I’m contemplating suicide and I love it/ And I might just go ahead and do it/ I think about it everyday, yeah/ I miss the old Kanye, damn.” The song is a heartbreaking look at mental illness and how it can destroy lives. It’s a sad song that is very relatable to many people; it deserves its spot on this list because of its good musicality and powerful lyrics.

Moon Song – Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers – Moon Song

This song is about a girl who leaves her lover behind to let him know that she loves him. The narrator says goodbye by wishing the moon was around so they could spend one last night together under it. Even though the two aren’t supposed to be together, the narrator wishes for a life with her love, just one more night. This song was released as a single in 2017.

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (Official Audio)

This song is about a woman who leaves her love, but instead of being sad, he feels better because it means his bad moon will no longer rise. This song was released in 1969 and remains one of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s most popular songs. It’s a fun song that people have been enjoying for decades. Its lyrics are about a man who is happy that his love has left him.

Pink Moon – Nick Drake

Nick Drake - Pink Moon

This song is about a man who wakes up to watch the sunset and ends his life. He wishes that just once, someone would look him in the eyes and say “goodbye.” It’s a powerful song that makes people think about how it feels to be alone. The lyrics are full of longing and sadness. Its lyrics are full of sadness and longing, making it a beautiful ballad to listen to.

Moon River – Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean - Moon River

This song is an interpretation of Audrey Hepburn’s character in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The narrator wants to be with her but can’t because she has a normal life and he doesn’t want to spoil that for her. He watches from afar, just like the moon does when it’s not full enough to shine over the earth. The song is a beautiful way to pay homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and one of its most iconic characters.

The Killing Moon – Echo & the Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (Official Music Video)

This song is about a man who is in love with a woman who is out of his reach. He watches her from afar, singing about how he will always love her and how she’s the only one for him. It’s a beautiful song about unrequited love. Some of the lyrics are: “I’m gonna look for you/ The killing moon.” Its lyrics are full of longing and sadness.

Of Moons, Birds & Monsters – MGMT 

MGMT - Of Moons, Birds and Monsters

This song is about a man who has lost his love and is looking for her. He misses her and wants to be with her again. The lyrics say: “I thought you were the one/ We were meant to be, just me and you/ Going out and having fun.” This song was released in 2007 and remains one of MGMT’s most popular songs. It’s a sad song but it’s also very beautiful. Its lyrics is about how a man lost his love and is looking for her.

Canyon Moon – Harry Styles

Harry Styles - Canyon Moon (Official Audio)

This song is about a man who wants to be with his love, even when she’s in another town. He tries not to ask her how long it will be until they’re reunited because he needs her too much. His only wish is that the moon would shine through the canyon so that they can spend just one night together again. It’s a sweet song that is about a man who just wants to be with his love again.

My Moon My Man – Feist

Feist : My Moon, My Man (Official Clip)

This song is about a woman who is in love with a man who is not interested in her. She sings about how she loves him and wants to be with him, but he only wants to be friends. The lyrics say: “You want to be friends/ You want to share space/ You want me in your life/ But I’m in love with your moon and your man.” It’s a sad song but it’s also very beautiful.

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Neil Young - Harvest Moon [Official Music Video]

This song is about a man who is in love with a woman who is married to someone else. He sings about how he loves her and wants to be with her, but knows that it will never happen. The lyrics say: “I want to see you tonight/ I want to hold you tight/ I want to feel your love/ Pour all over me.” It’s a sad song but it’s also very beautiful.

Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars - Talking To The Moon (Lyrics)

This song is about how the narrator wants to talk to his love one more time. He knows that she can’t hear him, but he’s not ready for their conversation to end. He listens to her voice in his head and remembers how it felt when they spent every day together. The lyrics are full of longing and sadness. Its lyrics are full of sadness and longing, making it a beautiful ballad to listen to.

Moonage Daydream – David Bowie

David Bowie- 03 Moonage Daydream

This song is about a man who is in love with an alien. He sings about how he loves her and wants to be with her, even though she’s from another world. The lyrics say: “I’m the space invader/ I’ll be a rock ‘n’ rollin’ queen/ And your boyfriend/ He just stands there and looks mean.” It’s a fun and quirky song that is about a man who is in love with an alien.

Moon & Stars (feat. Maggie Lindemann) – $NOT

$NOT - Moon & Stars ft. Maggie Lindemann [Official Music Video]

This song is about two lovers who are dreaming of the future. They sing about how their love will last, even though they can’t predict what will happen in the future. The lyrics say: “We’re running out of time/ We need to make our move now/ Before it’s too late.” It’s a fun song that is about two lovers who are in love and have a bright future ahead of them.

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising

This song is about a man who is warning people about the impending doom that is coming. He sings about how a bad moon is rising and how it will bring destruction to the world. The lyrics say: “I see the bad moon rising/ I see trouble on the way/ I see earthquakes and lightnin’/ I see bad times today.” It’s a dark song that is about a man who is warning people about the impending doom.

Moonlight Drive – The Doors

The Doors - Moonlight Drive

This song is about a man who just wants to be with the woman he loves. He sings about how he will wait for her to tell him where they should meet, because all that matters to him is being with her. The lyrics say: “I waited so long/ Moonlight drive/ Where are you coming from?” It’s a sad song but it’s also very beautiful. Some of the lyrics say: “I’ve been waiting to see you/ To make you mine.”

The Moon  – The Microphones

Microphones - The Moon

This song is about a man who is dreaming and fantasizing about the woman he loves. He sings about how she has gone away and will probably never return to him, but he wants to see her face in his dreams. The lyrics say: “I close my eyes/ And I dream of you babe/ I’m only lonesome when I sleep/ I long to see your face again.” It’s a sad song but it’s also very beautiful.

Moonlight Shadow  – Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield & Miriam Stockley - Moonlight Shadow (Live)

This song is about a man who is thinking about the woman he loves. He sings about how she will never know that he exists and that his love is in vain. The lyrics say: “I can see your face/ In my mind all the time/ I’m looking at you through a moonlight shadow.” It’s a sad song but it’s also very beautiful. Many people have been touched by the lyrics and the melody of this song.