Moon 83

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"Moon 83"
Song by The B-52's
from the album Whammy!
A-side "Legal Tender"
Released April 27, 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded April 7, 1983
Genre New wave
Length 4:01
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) The B-52's
Producer(s) Steven Stanley

"Moon 83" is a song by the American new wave band The B-52's. It was written by the band and was included as the seventh track on their album Whammy! (1983);[1] in addition, it was later released as the B-side of their single "Legal Tender".

Originally, "Don't Worry", a cover version of the Yoko Ono song "Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand in the Snow)" from her 1971 album Fly, was included as the closing track of Whammy!.[1][2] However, due to legal issues with Ono, the track with withdrawn and replaced with "Moon 83".[1]

Essentially, "Moon 83" is a remixed version of the track "There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)", originally included on their 1979 eponymous debut album The B-52's. The percussion in "Moon 83" is largely synthesized; certain parts of the song briefly feature bongos. The main vocals are shared by Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson, who repeat the words "This is the Space Age" while Schneider's voice repeatedly echoes the words "Others like you."


  1. ^ a b c Whammy!: Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1983). "Robert Christgau Review - B-52's: Whammy!". Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics. Retrieved 2010-03-16.