Many Moons (song)
|Single by Janelle Monáe|
|from the album Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)|
|Genre||Alternative rock, funk, soul|
|Label||Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records|
|Writer(s)||Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson|
|Producer||Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monáe|
|Janelle Monáe singles chronology|
"Many Moons" is a 2008 song by American singer Janelle Monáe, included on the Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) album. It was number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008. The song was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards. The song's opening section, which involves a refrain of "voodoo," borrows both musically and lyrically from the Pinball Number Count song from Sesame Street, which was performed by the The Pointer Sisters.
The video, which Monáe promoted as a short film, takes place at the Annual Android Auction in the fictional city of Metropolis. During the auction, Monae's alter-ego Cindi Mayweather performs for the crowd, while the other androids walk down the catwalk, and are being bought off by the wealthiest of Metropolis, such as technology moguls, city officials, religious authorities, and crime lords, while each android costing billions of British Pounds, as were being used in the short film. She eventually performs so feverishly that she shorts out, and is taken away by Lady Maestra, Master of the ShowDroids (another alter-ego).
- "The 100 Best Songs of 2008". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2008). Retrieved December 25, 2008
- Andrews, Gillian (July 21, 2010). "Janelle Monae turns rhythm and blues into science fiction". io9.com. Retrieved September 30, 2010.