Blue Moon - The Marcels & Others
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written in 1934 by Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart
  • Originally performed Glen Cray & the Casa Loma Band, it was a #1 chart hit
  • Although it has been used in many movies, including "Words And Music" (1948); "Malaya" (1949); "East Side, West Side" (1950); and "With A Song In My Heart" (1952), it was the only song by Rogers & Hart that was not actually composed FOR a movie or Broadway show
  • The song has been covered by countless artists, including Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Theresa Brewer, The Lettermen, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Bobby Vinton, Billy Holiday, Sam Cooke, Rod Stewart, and Elvis Presley
  • The only version ever to crack the Top 40 in the Rock & Roll era was one by The Marcels, who hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the song in 1961
  • Richard Rogers hated the Marcels doo-wop fast version of their song, which was originally intended as a ballad, to the point where he took out ads in the music publications urging people not to purchase The Marcels version of the song
  • To add insult to injury, a wildly popular doo-wop cover version by Sha-Na Na in the movie Grease in 1978 was extremely popular
  • Most people today don't even know the song was originally a ballad
  • The verse is seldom performed with fast arrangements, and is virtually unknown to most casual listeners, who are much more familiar with the chorus
  • The version performed by Oracle is the slow version which is more appropriate for weddings
  • The song has been very popular at wedding receptions as a first dance song ever since it was originally written

Other songs performed by Oracle from the movie Grease:

Song Lyrics - Blue Moon

Once upon a time 
Before I took up smiling, 
I hated the moonlight.

Shadows of the night 
That poets find beguiling 
Seemed flat as the noon light.

With no one to stay up for, 
I went to sleep at ten. 
Life was a bitter cup for
The saddest of all men.

Once upon a time 
My heart was just an organ, 
My life had no mission.

Now that I have you, 
To be as rich as Morgan 
Is my one ambition,

Once I awoke at seven 
Hating the morning light. 
Now I awake in Heaven 
And all the world's alright.

Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for 
Someone I really could care for

And then suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms could ever hold
I heard somebody whisper 'please adore me'
But when I looked, that moon had turned to gold 

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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Stateside Presents Doo-Wop Classics

Just like the title says, this collection of doo-wop classics from the 1950s includes lots of familiar songs as well as plenty of classic but less well known songs as well.

The Marcels version of Blue Moon is included, as well as hits such as:

I Only Have Eyes For You
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Love Potion #9
Teenager In Love

...and 25 more


Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack

How can anyone NOT have fun with this CD?

Presented on this CD are 24 classic songs that just about everybody knows.

Sure the critics hate it...that's what makes it a classic.  The stuffed shirts that review these songs just don't get it when a song is just plain FUN!

Sha-Na-Na performs Blue Moon as well as classics like "Hound Dog" Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay", and "Born To Hand Jive".

You also get these tunes that everybody knows and loves:

Hopelessly Devoted To You
You're The One That I Want
Greased Lightning
Summer Nights


Grease - The Movie
Rockin' Rydell Edition
2006 Remastered

Here it is...the original motion picture starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, with freshly remastered audio and video.

Purchase this DVD from today, add in just about any of the other  CDs above, and you'll get free shipping!


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