Listen to Tom Jones’ ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Yes, it was Tom Jones singing ‘Fly Me to the Moon‘ on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Along with songs like ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Space Oddity‘, Tom Jones’ ‘Fly Me to the Moon‘ was also one of the tracks played on the just-released Harrison Ford film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

The song itself has been recorded by so many people including Frank Sinatra that, if you are not that familiar with the iconic Welsh singer Tom Jones, you may not have known it was his version that was chosen for the film.

In fact, even before the end of the 20th Century, the song had been recorded and released more than 300 times.

When was Tom Jones’ ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ released?

The first release of the song was Kaye Ballard’s way back in 1954.

That was then followed by versions from legendary singers like Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Perry Como, and Bobby Womack to name just a few.

Tom Jones’ version of ‘Fly Me to the Moon‘ was released in June, 1969 on the singer’s This is Tom Jones album, and is very 60’s in sound.

The song wasn’t one of the singer’s biggest hits, or one of the most well-known versions of the song, but it is still a solidly cool one.

Especially towards the end when you hear Jones’ massive vocals.

The singer’s This is Tom Jones album was a big hit, though, as it was an album that hit the Top 5 in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Finland, Norway and the singer’s home country of the UK.

In his more than 55-year-career, the now-83-year-old Jones has released 40 albums, five live albums, 21 compilation albums, and more than 125 singles.

Yep, he is nothing if not prolific and, even in his 80s, is still going strong.

Listen to Tom Jones’ ‘Fly Me to the Moon‘ in the video, and via his This is Tom Jones album on the Spotify player.

 

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.