There’re too many songs out there about love, and breaking up, and dancing. And single ladies. What there aren’t enough songs about: Spaceships, aliens, interstellar exploration, time travel. But you know what? There are some. They’re the brilliant, speculative anthems lurking on the airwaves, drifting in the cloud, or locked up in old vinyl. Well, you’ve got a right to know about some of the best.
Sure, you’ve all heard Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” or its older brother, David’s Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” And these mainstream hits are a step in the right direction, but they’re still not enough. Of course, there are some amazing sci-fi movie soundtracks to be had — Blade Runner, Star Wars, Tron: Legacy, even Flash Gordon! — but I’m specifically referring to songs, not scores.
Yup, there sure are more than 11 songs to know, but these will do in a pinch. So read on and listen, fellow geeks!
Oh, and I also do mean good sci-fi songs. Katy Perry’s “E.T.” will just have to wait for a different list.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
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