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So, in the spirit of the space topic, I want to put together a playlist of songs about space to listen to while I cut cards and all that fun stuff.

 

Other than the obvious ones (Rocket Man, Space Oddity, Major Tom (Coming Home), etc.), what are some space songs that would be recommended?

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Shiny Toy Guns - Rocketship

Killers - Spaceman

Quad City DJ's - Space Jam

John Williams - Star Wars soundtracks

Thomas Newman - Wall-E Soundtrack

Michael Giacchino - Star Trek Soundtrack

Dr. & the Medics - Spirit in the Sky

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Dr. & the Medics - Spirit in the Sky

 

I prefer the Norman Greenbaum version.

 

Also,

 

Space Cowboy-Steve Miller Band

Intergalactic-Beastie Boys

Daydreamin'-Lupe Fiasco

Transdermal Celebration-Ween

Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie

Robot Rock-Daft Punk

Fly Me To The Moon-Frank Sinatra

Dear Mr. Fantasy-Traffic

E.T.I.-Blue Oyster Cult

Knights of Cydonia-Muse

The Final Countdown-Europe

Drops of Jupiter-Train

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Dark Side of the Moon (the album)- Pink Floyd

Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

Third Stone From the Sun - Jimi Hendrix

Nebula - Incubus

 

 

As an added bonus, all of these bands were probably out in some form of 'space' when they wrote this music.

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Lateralus - Tool

Anything on the Cowboy Bebop OST

Space Jam Jordans - Lil Wayne

Phone Home - above

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Dark Side of the Moon (the album)- Pink Floyd

Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

Third Stone From the Sun - Jimi Hendrix

Nebula - Incubus

 

 

As an added bonus, all of these bands were probably out in some form of 'space' when they wrote this music.

 

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Your songs are all nice and stuff, but all you really need is techno music, nonstop. I suggest Basshunter, TUNE UP!, Cosmic Gate (Exploration of Space is really awesome for this) and maybe some Sven-R-G and Bass T. I'm sure I'm missing some awesome ones, but that would get you started

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Flight of the Conchords - The Humans are Dead

Lonely Island - I'm the Boss

Styx - Come Sail Away

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Space Trucking - Deep Purple

Star Trekking - (Can't remember the band who made this, circa '86/'87)

Cygnus X-1 - Rush

Countdown - Rush

Game Face - Spock's Beard

Fugazi - Marillion (if only for the lines Pandora's box of holocausts gracefully cruising satellite infested heavens, Waiting, wai-wai-waiting, the season of the button

The penultimate migration Radioactive perfumes, For the fashionably For the terminally insane, insane..If that's not an indictment of Space Mil, I'm not sure what is)

The Launch and Cool the Engines - Boston

 

 

 

 

Flight of the Conchords - The Humans are Dead

Lonely Island - I'm the Boss

Styx - Come Sail Away

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"Planet Claire" The B-52s

"Dark Star" The Grateful Dead (I'm partial to 2/13/70 myself)

"Moon Rocks" Talking Heads

"It Came Out of the Sky" Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Spaced Cowboy" Sly & the Family Stone (This one's a bit of a stretch)

"Satellite of Love" Lou Reed

"Man on the Moon" REM

"Across the Universe" The Beatles

"Venus in Furs" The Velvet Underground (This one's a huge stretch)

 

Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie

 

The winner as far as I'm concerned.

 

Space related bands: Sun Ra and Parliament/Funkadelic.

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"Life on Mars?" David Bowie

"Space Odessey" The Byrds

"Mr. Spaceman" The Byrds

"Space Invader" The Pretenders

"Space Child" Spirit

"Mothership Connection" Parliament

"Unfunky UFO" Parliament

"Spacelab" Kraftwerk

"Another Girl, Another Planet" The Only Ones

"Space Junk" Devo

"Stars Are Stars" Echo & the Bunnymen

"Fear of a Black Planet" Public Enemy (Okay, not really-- but badass nonetheless)

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The winner as far as I'm concerned.

 

Space related bands: Sun Ra and Parliament/Funkadelic.

 

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Man on the moon- kid cudi

Embrace the martian- kid cudi

Sky might fall- kid cudi (he says the word space a few times and the title could be a metaphor for get off the rock)

We went to the moon in 1969- even stevens

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It's not really "about" space, but I think the song with the strongest cultural association with space is probably 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' by Richard Strauss.

 

This is particularly relevant if you're working on some kind of Nietzsche position.

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