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October 23, 2005 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Is there a recording of Harry Connick, Jr. singing "Fly Me to the Moon"?

The band for our wedding (1 week away, holy sh*t!) claims they are going to be singing the Harry Connick rendition of Our Song. I've never heard him sing it, and a search of Amazon and iTunes turns up nothing. My Google searches keep coming up with pages that list Sinatra singing the song and Connick singing something else.

We'd like to hear that rendition so that we can marshal our meager dancing skills appropriately. Is there a recording of the song for purchase or download?

[My fear is that they think we want "The Way You Look Tonight," which I believe Connick has covered]
posted by i love cheese to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Not according to All Music, which knows all. Perhaps he's done it live.

Why don't you just give them a copy of the Sinatra version to make sure.
posted by dobbs at 9:09 AM on October 23, 2005

With names like Connick and Sinatra being used, I'd wager that you're in good hands...Connick is a class act, and he knows how to interpret a classic so that it is both an homage and still his "own." Don't worry -- this sounds like it wil lbe a wonderful event.
posted by davidmsc at 9:44 AM on October 23, 2005

Just came from my brother's wedding where the Sinatra version (recording) went over real well. To mix it up a bit we had the excellent Tony Bennet version of "the way you look tonight."
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:00 AM on October 23, 2005

I would ask the band to borrow their copy. If they've heard his version enough to play it like him (unless they play a lot of Harry's music and just figure they're playing it like they think he would), then someone probably has a copy. Just explain to them that you want to make sure you dance right in all the right spots. That'll also allow you to make sure you're both talking about the same song, though I can't imagine confusing "Fly Me to the Moon" with "The Way You Look Tonight."
posted by Moondoggie at 10:17 AM on October 23, 2005

I can't imagine confusing "Fly Me to the Moon" with "The Way You Look Tonight."

It's easy if you are thinking about "wedding songs that go over well with people from New Jersey."
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:11 AM on October 23, 2005

Maybe he's thinking of Tony Bennett? He does it nowadays.

(Also, technically, the song is called "In Other Words".)
posted by smackfu at 11:54 AM on October 23, 2005

I know that I have heard the Harry Connick Jr. version of that song. Not that that helps you find it, but I can at least confirm that it exists.
posted by arcticwoman at 4:57 PM on October 23, 2005

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