♫ Everyone’s Gone To The Moon ♫

These days, a one-way ticket to the moon doesn’t sound half bad.  Life here on Planet Earth rather sucks at the moment, and given a chance to be among the first to form a colony … of wolves … on the moon, I might jump at the chance.  Only one rule:  No Humans Allowed!  🐺

Jonathan King is 75 years old now, but in 1965 when he wrote, produced and sang Everyone’s Gone to the Moon, he was a 21-year-old undergraduate student at Cambridge University.

The Guardian reported in 2002 that he had sold over 40 million records in his career. As an independent producer, he discovered and named Genesis in 1967, producing their first album From Genesis to Revelation. He founded his own label, UK Records in 1972. He released and produced songs for 10cc and the Bay City Rollers. In the 1970s King became known for hits that he performed and/or produced under different names, including “Johnny Reggae”, “Loop di Love”, “Sugar, Sugar”, “It Only Takes a Minute”, “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Una Paloma Blanca”; between September 1971 and 1972 alone he produced 10 top 30 singles in the UK.

The British Library holds a copy of the sheet music, a single sided piece of foolscap size paper; it is credited to Kenneth King (King’s real name) and published by Marquis Music Co. Ltd of London. The song, which runs to some 2 minutes 34 seconds, was released on Decca backed by Summer’s Coming. Worldwide, Everyone’s Gone To The Moon sold over four million copies, entering the U.S. Billboard Chart at #79 the week ending September 25, 1965, and peaking at #17 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK.

Everyone’s Gone to the Moon
Jonathan King

Streets full of people, all alone
Roads full of houses, never home
Church full of singing, out of tune
Everyone’s gone to the moon

Eyes full of sorrow, never wet
Hands full of money, all in debt
Sun coming out in the middle of June
Everyone’s gone to the moon

Long time ago
Life had begun
Everyone went to the sun

Cars full of motors, painted green
Mouths full of chocolate-covered cream
Arms that can only lift a spoon
Everyone’s gone to the moon

Everyone’s gone to the moon
Everyone’s gone to the moon

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kenneth King
Everyone’s Gone to the Moon lyrics © Marquis Songs Usa

25 thoughts on “♫ Everyone’s Gone To The Moon ♫

  1. I’m reading nothing in the history you gave, barring that the named Genisis, at all worthy of you fearing any comment I might make.
    So, Ms Dennison, once I catch up with comments already published, I will be on strike until you ‘fess up.

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  2. Can I get a penny for my thoughts, anyone. Be prepared, I have a thought per second, at least. Can’t prove that, though. I can’t type fast enough to keep up to myself, lol.
    Good song Jill, great backstory. Thought he was a one-hit wonder. Never understood it when the song came out. Still don’t, the sun coming out in June.

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    • Your check for one penny is in the mail! Glad you liked the song … somewhat surprised you didn’t make a certain comment, but … I breathe a sigh of relief, for I was holding my breath! He was, indeed, a one-hit wonder here, but I gather he fared better in the UK.

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        • I am totally bewildered, Jill. I know you know me quite well, so what is it you saw that I am not seeing. If you don’t want to publish your thought, please at least put it in an email. I gotta know.
          I can’t let my fans down, now can I? Although if it scared you that much, I won’t say anything here.
          Hell, Jill. I am not seeing it. I need a hint, if nothing else, Please, I am on my knees, begging you! Debasing myself publicly! I will tear my hair out if you don’t tell me!

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  3. Fly me to the moon and let me dance among the stars
    Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.

    More my speed, I’m afraid, but I do love the lyrics on the other one. My speakers aren’t working so guess I have to update them. Or maybe that’s why they aren’t working — I updated a few days ago. Hey, if I had the answers you would have to pay me big bucks for my opinions which are now given freely and frequently. 😇🤣

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    • I do love that one, too!!! Nobody could do it quite like Sinatra. Have you considered wireless headphones? I love mine, but then being nearly deaf the headphones have the added benefit of sealing out other sounds, making it easier to hear clearly.

      You should be paid the big bucks for your opinions, as should I, but nobody appreciates logic, sound reasoning and fact-based opinion anymore!

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      • You sure are correct about that. Even when I was on a local business Consumer Relations Board they didn’t pay attention to my opinions though. Actually it was the local one for a nation wide business, but no money changed hands unless i had shopped there and was reporting on the experience. Then i had paid for my groceries so that was money changing from y hand to the other persons.

        I haven’t tried the headphones but that is sure a great idea. Even if I use the plugin kind it might be better than not hearing anything and for what does eventually come out is distorted. Love ya!

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          • Just have to find some of my thousands of sets of headphones and see if any of them still work. Hopefully the bluetooth ones will work okay but I’m betting I’ll have to use the plug in kind. I have a drawer full that people have given me as well as the ones that came with different devices, so it could take some time to find one that works.. Hugs!

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            • If you can get the bluetooth (wireless) ones to work, I think you’ll love them. I do. Heck, I can even get up, wash dishes, fold laundry, and still listen to tunes or a newscast! My old ones dies a couple of weeks ago, and I bought a new set … paid a bit more for a set of Bose, but … oh so well worth it! The sound is grand, I can even understand podcasts that I couldn’t understand without captioning before!

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