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25+ Songs About Space - Rocket to a Musical Cosmos

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Looking for Space themed songs? We've got you covered with this list of 25 songs about space, the galaxy and the universe. How many of these space songs have you heard?

1. "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

A song that was inspired by the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, "Space Oddity" is a classic song about space exploration.

2. "Rocket Man" by Elton John

A song about a man who is sent to space to mine for minerals, "Rocket Man" is a classic tune that has been covered by many artists over the years.

3. "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra

A classic love song that has been associated with space exploration since the early days of the Apollo program, "Fly Me to the Moon" is a timeless tune.

4. "Satellite of Love" by Lou Reed

A song about a man who is in love with a woman who is in space, "Satellite of Love" is a classic tune that has been covered by many artists over the years.

5. "Major Tom (Coming Home)" by Peter Schilling

A song about an astronaut who is lost in space, "Major Tom (Coming Home)" is a haunting tune that has been covered by many artists over the years.

6. "Stars" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

A song about looking up at the stars and dreaming, "Stars" is a beautiful tune that will make you appreciate the night sky.

7. "Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd

8. "Space Cowboy" by Steve Miller Band

9. "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd

10. "Eclipse" by Pink Floyd

11. "The Sky Is Crying" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

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12. "Higher Ground" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

13. "Starman" by David Bowie

14. "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie

15. "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie

16. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum

17. "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues

18. "Telescope" by The Beach Boys

19. "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

20. "Across the Universe" by The Beatles

21. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" by The Beatles

22. "Octopus's Garden" by The Beatles

23. "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra

24. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics

25. "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby

26. "Walking on the Moon" by The Police

27. "Out of Space" by the Prodigy

28. "Super Massive Blackhole" by Muse

How to Find More Songs About Space?

If you're interested in finding more songs about space, the galaxy and the universe, there are a few ways to go about it.

One is to simply search for space-themed playlists on Spotify or other streaming services. Another is to look up lists of songs about space (like this one!) and see if any of the songs listed strike your fancy

Finally, if you're looking for a more contextual way to find songs about space, you could always look up songs that were popular during key space exploration moments in history. For example, the first moon landing in 1969 spawned a number of songs about space, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."

Songs About Space For Kids

Not all the songs above are appropriate for kids, but there are plenty of space-themed songs out there that are perfect for little ones. If you're looking for some kid-friendly space songs, check out this list:

1. "The Solar System Song" by They Might Be Giants

2. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" by Various Artists

3. "The Planets Song" by Various Artists

4. "I See the Moon" by The Wiggles

5. "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic

6. "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

7. "Rocket Man" by Elton John

8. "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra

9. "Satellite of Love" by Lou Reed

10. "Major Tom (Coming Home)" by Peter Schilling

What Makes Songs About Space So Good?

There's something about space-themed songs that just makes them captivating. Maybe it's the vastness of space itself that inspires such creativity in musicians, or maybe it's just the fact that space is really cool. Whatever the reason, if you're looking for some good tunes about outer space, you can't go wrong with any of the songs on this list.

Different Music Genres on Space

There are different music genres that take on the Space theme from Pop, R&B to Rock . Here are some examples:

1. "Space Cowboy" by Steve Miller Band (Rock)

2. "Walking on the Moon" by The Police (Pop)

3. "Out of Space" by the Prodigy (Electronic)

4. "Super Massive Blackhole" by Muse (Alternative Rock)

5. "Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd (Progressive Rock)

6. "Eclipse" by Pink Floyd (Classic Rock)

7. "The Sky Is Crying" by Stevie Ray Vaughan (Blues)

8. "Higher Ground" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Funk)

9. "As. "Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd (Progressive Rock)

6. "Eclipse" by Pink Floyd (Classic Rock)

7. "The Sky Is Crying" by Stevie Ray Vaughan (Blues)

8. "Higher Ground" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Funk)

Space Movie Soundtracks

There are also a range of songs that aren't specifically about Space themselves but are strongly associated with Space style movies. For example, Hanz Zimmer with "Interstellar" with "Cornfield Chase" or even Start Wars with "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)".

As you can see (or should I say hear), there are a wide variety of songs about space, ranging from classic rock to modern pop. No matter what your musical taste is, there's sure to be a space-themed song out there that you'll enjoy. So go ahead and blast off into the musical cosmos!

© 2022 Elin Beck

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