The Moon Song

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"The Moon Song"
Single by Various Artists
Released February 11, 2014
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Indie folk
Label WaterTower Music
Songwriter(s) Karen Orzolek, Spike Jonze
Producer(s) Karen Orzolek, Spike Jonze

"The Moon Song" is a song from the 2013 feature film Her, with music composed by Karen Orzolek (Karen O) and lyrics by Karen Orzolek and Spike Jonze. Performed by Karen O during the film's end credits, the song was also performed by the film's main characters, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) and Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix). It was released by WaterTower Music on February 11, 2014.

In January 2014, the song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards,[1] but lost to "Let It Go" from Frozen. Karen O performed the song at the ceremony accompanied by Ezra Koenig on guitar on March 2, 2014.[2] In December 2014, the song was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 57th Grammy Awards but again lost to "Let It Go".

Track listing[edit]

The Moon Song: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Her - Single[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "The Moon Song" (studio version duet) Karen Orzolek, Spike Jonze Karen O and Ezra Koenig 3:05
2. "The Moon Song" (end title credit) Orzolek, Jonze Karen O 2:26
3. "The Moon Song" (film version) Orzolek, Jonze Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix 1:50
Total length: 7:21


  1. ^ Ayers, Mike (January 16, 2014). "Karen O Reacts to Oscar Nomination for 'Her': 'Holy Smokes!'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "OSCARS: Karen O To Perform ‘The Moon Song’ From ‘Her’". Penske Media Corporation. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "‘The Moon Song’ (Music from and Inspired by ‘Her’) Single Released". Film Music Reporter. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014.