We're rocketing to outer space for this month's playlist - specifically, we're retracing the steps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and many others) and taking a musical trip to the moon.

Without further ado, here is our trip around the world to find a set of (hopefully less obvious) odes to our celestial neighbour and satellite...

First to Mali and Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté's album 'In the Heart of the Moon', where the tracks were recorded without rehearsals (!) and reflect Touré's more descriptive name for the collection, "a very important meeting in the realm at the heart of the moon". Here is one track from the album, which is available to listen to as a whole on YouTube:

Next to Argentina and Astor Piazzola's 'Luna'. His works revolutionised the Argentine Tango, creating a new wave called (appropriately) 'nuevo tango'. Here is his music for the moon:

Next to Japan and Rentarō Taki's 'The Moon Over the Ruined Castle', a folk song, is one of his most famous pieces:

Swiftly on to another folk song, but this time from the Ukraine... 'The Moon is in the Heavens'. A beautiful and haunting track, which is indicative of the night time...

And finally... some songs just get picked up by the social media machine that is... and we're glad this one did: