Everyone's Gone to the Moon

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"Everyone's Gone to the Moon"
Single by Jonathan King
from the album Everyone's Gone to the Moon
B-side Summer's Coming
Released 1965
Genre Pop
Length 2:33
Label Decca Records (UK)
Parrot Records (US and Canada)
Writer(s) Jonathan King
Producer(s) Jonathan King
Jonathan King singles chronology
"Everyone's Gone to the Moon"
"Let It All Hang Out"

"Everyone's Gone to the Moon" is a song that was written and recorded as the debut single of the British singer-songwriter and record producer Jonathan King. The song was released in 1965 while King was still an undergraduate at Cambridge University.[1]

Released by Decca Records, it reached No. 4 in the UK,[2] and No. 17 in the US Billboard Hot 100.[3][4] It has since been performed by other artists, including Marlene Dietrich,[5] Chad & Jeremy, Doris Day, The Flaming Lips, Nina Simone, The Lettermen,[6] Dana,[7] Bobby Womack,[8] Jan & Dean,[9] and Percy Faith.[10]


  1. ^ William L. Roth, "At the Water's Edge - Essays in Faith and Morals", Books.google.co.uk, retrieved 2015-11-28 
  2. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 425. ISBN 0-00-717931-6. 
  3. ^ Brent Mann, "99 Red Balloons...and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders", Books.google.co.uk, p. 43, retrieved 2015-11-28 
  4. ^ "The rise and fall of a pop tsar". The Guardian. London. Press Association. 29 March 2005. 
  5. ^ "Marlene Dietrich: The Last Goddess: Everyone's Gone To The Moon (Candid recording from 1966)". Lastgoddess.blogspot.co.uk. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" at SecondhandSongs.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  7. ^ All Kinds of Everything at Discogs.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  8. ^ My Prescription at Allmusic.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  9. ^ Jan and Dean: All The Hits at Allmusic.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  10. ^ The Complete Percy Faith at Allmusic.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014

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