Everyone's Gone to the Moon
|"Everyone's Gone To The Moon"|
|Single by Jonathan King|
|from the album Everyone's Gone To The Moon|
|Label||Decca Records (UK)
Parrot Records (US and Canada)
|Jonathan King singles chronology|
"Everyone's Gone To The Moon" is a song that was written and recorded as the debut single of the British singer-songwriter, producer and impresario Jonathan King. The song, which was released in 1965 whilst King was still an undergraduate at Cambridge University, immediately shot him to international fame.
It was a top-three hit in the UK and also reached #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It went on to sell more than 4.5 million copies world-wide and so established King in the music industry. It has since been performed by hundreds of other artists, including Marlene Dietrich, Bette Midler, Dana, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Womack, Jan & Dean, Percy Faith, Chad & Jeremy and The Flaming Lips.
- William L. Roth, At the Water's Edge - Essays in Faith and Morals
- Brent Mann, 99 Red Balloons...and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders, p. 43