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Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)

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Remix Vinyl
Artist
Utada Hikaru
Single
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
Released
2000.04.19 (Song)
2000.05.10 (Remix Single)
2007.06.27 (2017 Mix)
Catalog Number
TOJT-4211
Tracklist
  • "Side A"
  1. Fly Me To The Moon (Mike Brown Remix)
  2. Fly Me To The Moon (James McQuade Remix)
  • "Side B"
  1. Fly Me To The Moon (VC2's Club Mix)
  2. Fly Me To The Moon (Bob Allecca Remix)


Information

"Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)" is a pop song recorded by Utada Hikaru. The track is a cover of Kaye Ballard's 1954 love ballad, later made famous by Frank Sinatra. It was first released as a B-side to Utada's fifth single, "Wait & See ~Risk~" in April 2000 and followed a month later with the "Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)" remix vinyl. The EP also included a chance to enter a sweepstakes competition for a DVD that would include the animated music video for "Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)". Utada later performed the song live at the World Economic Forum in New York City. The vinyl reached #16 on the Oricon charts, and sold over 20,000 copies.

Another version of the song by Claire Littley became popular in Japan during the mid-1990's after being used as the ending theme of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV Series. In 2007, Utada joined the franchise with the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. An updated "Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 Mix-" was used in the trailer for the first film Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, as well as contributing the movie's theme song, "Beautiful World".

Song Information

Lyrics
Bart Howard
Music
Bart Howard
Other Information
Production: Utada Sking Teruzane, Miyake Akira
Arrangement: Kawano Kei
String Arrangement: Kawano Kei
Recording: Ugaijin Masaaki at Bunkamura Studio, Tokyo
Mixing: Goh Hotoda at Bunkamura Studio, Tokyo
Keyboards & programming: Kawano Kei
Synthesizer programming: Iida Takahiro
Guitar: Akiyama Hironori
Strings: Goto Yuichiro strings

Concert Performances

Disambiguation

There are seven versions of "Fly Me to the Moon" to be found in Utada's discography. These include:

Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
Found on the "Wait & See ~Risk~" single as track #3.
Fly Me To The Moon (Mike Brown Remix)
Found on the "Fly Me To The Moon" vinyl as track #1. This remix is a reasonably laid back dance mix.
Fly Me To The Moon (James McQuade Remix)
Found on the "Fly Me To The Moon" vinyl as track #2. This remix has a strong electronic beat to it.
Fly Me To The Moon (VC2's Club Mix)
Found on the "Fly Me To The Moon" vinyl as track #3. This remix is a heavy trance mix.
Fly Me To The Moon (Bob Allecca Remix)
Found on the "Fly Me To The Moon" vinyl as track #4. This remix is backed by electric pianos and a shimmery beat.
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 Mix-
Found on the "Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" single as track #3. This track has the same arrangement as the standard version, but the vocals are edited to sound smoother and clearer.
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 Mix- (Original Karaoke)
Found on the Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry single as track #6. It is the same as the "-2007-" mix but without Utada's main vocals.

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