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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

what was that chart-topping mid-late 70s single by Space?

By the way was there ever a single called "I am a Hal 9000. What are you doing, Dave?"

since none of you mob knew what i waz talking about you forced me to do my own research.

here we are - Magic fly by Space, french electronic band from Marseilles.

 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I'm sure this counts, but does "Fly Me To The Moon" qualify as a space song?

 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

How about:

"I'm the Urban Spaceman" (by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)

"Planet Claire" (by The B-52s)

ADDED: "Yoda" (by Weird Al Yankovic --- or is that too "fiction-y"?)

 Posted:   Jul 27, 2014 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

"Third Stone From the Sun" (by Jimi Hendrix)

"EXP" / "Up From the Skies" (also by Jimi Hendrix)

 Posted:   May 28, 2015 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Planet Earth" by Duran Duran:

Warning: Early '80s "dancing" big grin

 Posted:   May 29, 2015 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Spaceman by Babylon Zoo. AKA some kid from Wolverhampton who sold a zillion CDs in about ten minutes and is presumably now lapping it up on a beach somewhere for the rest of his life.

Lucky git.

 Posted:   May 29, 2015 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling.

 Posted:   May 29, 2015 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Must there be lyrics? If not:

Also, Alan Parsons Project's entire ON AIR album and partially THE TIME MACHINE are dedicated to flight and space.

Like "Apollo":

 Posted:   May 29, 2015 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

Dutch singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, creator of many OTT pompous prog rock/metal albums under the band-name Ayreon in the late-90s/early-2000s, also created a side-project called Star One.

They released a couple of albums with songs based on films or TV programmes; Space Metal (2002) and Victims Of The Modern Age (2010).

He's the only core member on his albums, as his projects typically comprise a multitude of guest singers and instrumentalists from various prog bands, so the songs on each album will have different singers, or several singers in one song playing their "roles".

Below is the tracklisting of Space Metal so you can see his inspirations:

-- Set Your Controls - Doctor Who
-- High Moon - Outland
-- Songs of the Ocean - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
-- Master of Darkness - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
-- The Eye of Ra - Stargate
-- Sandrider - Dune
-- Perfect Survivor - Alien
-- Intergalactic Space Crusaders - Blake's 7
-- Starchild - 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010

It's all on YouTube if you want to go looking, although it is a bit of an acquired taste.

Anyway, you won't hear any familiar musical themes from the source material. They're his own songs, but for anyone into that kind of music, it's fun spotting all the references and in-jokes in the lyrics.

As an example, here's the lyrics for Songs Of The Ocean, based on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

[Science officer:]
As we return to earth, memories are haunting me
My strange rebirth, coming back to life
I remember the dark and how my friends set me free
I sacrificed my life so they could survive
[Communications officer:]
There's something wrong on planet Earth
We can not reach our world
Some strange device slowly emerged
Can you hear the cries?
There's something wrong, what can we do?
We can't communicate
All systems fail, all power too
We can't reply
[Science officer:]
It must be unaware of the damage it's creating
They are reaching out to the seven seas
It's not with man they're communicating
We're going back in time, back in history
We shape life, we travel space
But we don't know the words to the songs of the ocean
We survived the 'human race'
But we don't know the words to the songs of the ocean

And here's Perfect Survivor, where the lyrics are basically outlining the premise of the Alien film:

 Posted:   May 29, 2015 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

How about:

Is this space related enough?

 Posted:   May 31, 2015 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   the_limited_edition   (Member)

Well, the BUCK ROGERS song of course:

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