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Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-03, 03:28 AM
Probably done before, but here are my top ten (post asmany or as few as you like):

1. Space Oddity - David Bowie
2. Rocket Man - Elton John
3. The Planets - Gustav Holst (before your time)
4. Star Wars- John Williams *
5. Somewhere over the rainbow- Judy Garland
6. Star Trek Original Theme- various arrangements *
7. Space Truckin - Deep Purple
8. 2000 Light Years from Home- Rolling Stones (fav)
9. Telstar- Ventures (w/ Leon Russel on piano)
10. Planet Caravan- Black Sabbath (sorry, I like Ozzie) *

SolusLupus
2006-Jan-03, 03:29 AM
"Astronomy" by Blue Oyster Cult.

Not really "rock", but still fun.

ToSeek
2006-Jan-03, 03:32 AM
I deleted the duplicate thread and corrected the spelling in the title of this one.

montebianco
2006-Jan-03, 03:35 AM
Astronomy Domine (http://www.pink-floyd-lyrics.com/html/astronomy-domine-piper-lyrics.html)

Wolverine
2006-Jan-03, 03:36 AM
Stargazer - Rainbow

Tog
2006-Jan-03, 06:36 AM
Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
Blast Off - Stray Cats

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-03, 06:43 AM
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

Candy
2006-Jan-03, 07:04 AM
Music Space: Listening to the cosmos (http://www.hobbyspace.com/Music/)
I was googling and found this! Wow, there is a website dedicated to listing "space theme" music. I learn something everyday.

Candy
2006-Jan-03, 07:06 AM
From the website, he lacks a lot... perhaps, someone will be kind enough to get him going with suggestions. :shifty:

Ari Jokimaki
2006-Jan-03, 08:00 AM
Eclipse - Pink Floyd

Astronomy was strongly present in rock right from the beginning. I'm of course talking about Elvis Presley's Sun sessions, especially:

- Blue Moon
- Blue Moon of Kentucky
- I don't care if the sun don't shine

Pleiades
2006-Jan-03, 08:59 AM
i have a playlist on my ipod of space related songs, but it a mix of all genres of music.these are not quite classics but just to name a few:
major tom - pete schilling
satellite - dave matthews band
we're all made of stars - moby
the galaxy song - monty python
drops of jupiter - train
dust in wind - kansas
galileo - indigo girls
here comes the sun - george harrison
moondance - van morrison
planet earth - duran duran
walking on the moon - police

Learning to fly -pink floyd, not really an astronomy song but my favorite lines are:

Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted Just an earth-bound misfit, I

Fram
2006-Jan-03, 08:59 AM
The Songs of Distant Earth - Mike Oldfield
Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
Supernova at the end of the universe - The Orb
Back side of the moon - The Orb
Star Clusters, Nebulae, and places in Devon - David Bedford
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Where do the stars end - Kevin Ayers

Nicolas
2006-Jan-03, 11:13 AM
Albedo 0.39 - Vangelis
Rendez-vous - Jean-Michel Jarre (The record was presented at a NASA celebration. The sax part of rendez-vous 6 (last rendez-vous) was even going to be recorded in the shuttle Challenger while in space, but sax player Ron McNair and his colleagues were killed when the shuttle blew up during ascent)

I have more, but I'll have to check the collection :).
"paint the sky with stars" by Enya? :)
Shepherd Moons? by enya? :)

It all ain't rock, but that seems to be in the spirit of this thread ;)

swansont
2006-Jan-03, 11:52 AM
Walkin' on the Sun - Smash Mouth

mickal555
2006-Jan-03, 12:21 PM
the galexy song - monty python :D :lol:

Tensor
2006-Jan-03, 12:56 PM
Nights in White Satin-The Moody Blues. It's where I got my sig, which seems appropriate in the ATM and conspiracy forums. It also has one of the more lyrical names for the moon "Cold hearted orb that rules the night"

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-03, 01:21 PM
Anybody hear "The stars go with you" by John Verre? I picked it up at Adler Planetarium on cassette back in '97 and it rocks in a completely astronomical manner.

Roving Philosopher
2006-Jan-03, 02:37 PM
Not rock, but

"See the Constellation" by They Might Be Giants

Lance
2006-Jan-03, 02:38 PM
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Hurra Torpedo (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5711603648659880114&q=hurra+torpedo)

Wolverine
2006-Jan-03, 06:39 PM
While not really a "classic", it's still a great song:

Earthshine - Rush

Thomas(believer)
2006-Jan-03, 06:48 PM
Starry night - Don Mclean
Starship trooper - Yes

Parrothead
2006-Jan-03, 07:42 PM
Jolly Mon (the end of it is a parallel to the mythology of Delphinus, a dolphin saving Jolly Mon by having him climb on his back and then swimming into the sky. Staying there they are guides the island people) and Beach House on the Moon, both songs by Jimmy Buffett. The label on the Beach House cd is a satellite picture of earth, to boot. :)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-03, 11:07 PM
OK here's the setup:

*LOTS of honky-tonk. Funky honky-tonk!
*Feet drums on wooden floor. Big numbers :)
*Bells. All kinds of bells, triangles, xylophones etc.
*Woodblowers, including bass flute.
*a electric bass guitar
*an electrical guitar, played with as many snares damped as possible (Mike Oldfield style).
*A battery of Minimoogs to complete the arrangement. Maybe even a dedicated analog string syntehsizer.
*voices by a really, really big choir.
*and a theremin for good measure :)

Ok here we go. We play it funky, with swing and joy. It needs to sound energetic, massive and impressive.

If I had words to make a sky for you
I'd sing you a night without clouds and clear view
I would make this night last for all time
Give you a night deep in moo-oonshine

If I had words to make a galaxy
I'd sing you the one from your fantasy
You would watch the stars all night
No star would ever have looked that bright

At 10.45 there's a capsule due
Blinking its light right in front of you
You would trace this spectacle
with scope without obstacle

(subtle theremin part)
We'd all come down to the observatory
get us informed on conspiracy
Hear all about Mr Armstrong
Although he did not stay very long

(prominent theremin part)
If I had words to make a dream for you
I'd dream you some moonboots underneath you
you would be the one making footsteps
Getting insults from the moon scep's.

(all choir here, crescendo to climax)
If I had words to make a dream for us
I'd send us in space in a tourbus
We would see the wonders close by
taking the tour of our night sky.

Nowhere Man
2006-Jan-03, 11:24 PM
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, of course.

Fred

Klausnh
2006-Jan-03, 11:59 PM
The whole "Blows against the Empire" album, (nominated for a Hugo award) by Jefferson Starship.

"Dark Star" - Grateful Dead

Nicolas
2006-Jan-04, 12:50 AM
Jeff Wayne's musical version of "war of the worlds", the whole LP.

Andromeda321
2006-Jan-04, 12:53 AM
The songs in my "Astronomy Mix" folder on my computer, something for which I'm a bit famous amongst my astronomically minded friends and non-astronomically minded friends, who can't believe the folder exists:

Astronomy by Metallica
Andromeda by Zuckerbaby
Drops of Jupiter by Train
Ordinary day by Venessa Carlton
See the Constellation by There May be Giants
'39 by Queen
The Sun Song- There May be Giants and the original 50s one
The Astronaut by Something Corporate
The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
Way Up There by LaBelle
Stellar by Incubus
In Between two Worlds by Gas Giants
Good Morning Starshine by Donovan
Satellite by Dave Matthews Band
Far Out by Blur
There's a Star by Ash
Space Oddity by David Bowie
The Planets by Holst
And a few whose composers aren't listed on the files due to the, ahem, difficult nature I went through to obtain them. ;)
When Halley Came to Jackson
Planet X
Faith of the Heart

It's worth noting that of all of these Planet X (http://www.christinelavin.com/022200planetx.html) is definetely one of the weirdest songs I've ever heard period, which is understandable as the song has a url address in it!
*sings* h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash-d-o-s-x-x-dot-colorado-dot-ed-u-slash-pluto-home-dot-h-t-m-l

Edit: I did that by memory... sooo sad...

Moose
2006-Jan-04, 01:01 AM
Astronomy by Metallica

This is a great cover. I can get the original artists if I can remember to look at the CD jacket in the car... if you're interested.


Faith of the Heart

Theme to ST: Enterprise? That would be performed by Russell Watson.

Good list. :)

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-04, 02:39 AM
[QUOTE=Andromeda321]
'39 by Queen


Excellent find! Moves up to #6 on my original post/ Star Trek has been bumped. Thanks for your whole list, Andromeda321.:clap:

6. '39 Queen

Jakenorrish
2006-Jan-04, 12:19 PM
'Grace' by Supergrass, just for the line 'And you showed us Mars through your telescope'. Its a cracking song, go find it.

Dave Mitsky
2006-Jan-04, 12:51 PM
Anybody hear "The stars go with you" by John Verre? I picked it up at Adler Planetarium on cassette back in '97 and it rocks in a completely astronomical manner.

I met Jonn Serrie two years ago before hearing him in concert. I have most of his music including several CDs that he autographed for me, one of which was "And The Stars Go With You". He's my favorite "space music" artist.

http://www.vipinfo.com/jonn/

http://www.vipinfo.com/jonn/jonmusic.htm

Dave Mitsky

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-04, 01:48 PM
I met Jonn Serrie two years ago before hearing him in concert. I have most of his music including several CDs that he autographed for me, one of which was "And The Stars Go With You". He's my favorite "space music" artist.

http://www.vipinfo.com/jonn/

http://www.vipinfo.com/jonn/jonmusic.htm

Dave Mitsky

Once again I misspelled someone's name. Thanks for the correct source. Truly th best "Space Music" so far! As a matter of fact on my original list Jon Serrie just bumped STAR WARS off the chart.

4. And the Stars go with You - Jonn Serrie

Roy Batty
2006-Jan-04, 03:00 PM
I don't think anyone yet has mentioned Starman by David Bowie & the brilliantly moving orchestral theme for the film, by Jack Nitzsche!

tbm
2006-Jan-04, 03:04 PM
Anybody hear "The stars go with you" by John Verre? I picked it up at Adler Planetarium on cassette back in '97 and it rocks in a completely astronomical manner.

The music that you refer to is actually "And The Stars Go With You" by Jonn Serrie. It is truly beautiful space music, as is his "Planetary Chronicles". I have used both in planetarium presentations.

tbm

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-05, 04:02 AM
I don't think anyone yet has mentioned Starman by David Bowie & the brilliantly moving orchestral theme for the film, by Jack Nitzsche!

Excellent Roy! I would have put 3 Bowie songs in my top ten but I chose to limit 1 entry per artist. Yours plus... :whistle:"Is there Life on Mars? :whistle:
No, Wait... 4 Bowie Songs :whistle:Moonage Day-Dream oH Yeah :whistle:
No wait...5 :shhh: I bet no one can guess which other one?

LurchGS
2006-Jan-05, 06:56 AM
Calling Occupants (of interplanetary craft) Klaatu
(actually, all of Klaatu's stuff)

Time Warp (and other songs) Rocky Horror Picture Show

Total Eclipse (Alan Parsons Project)


Gah - the VPN to the office MP3 server is sluggish.. I bet my partner is hammering it again.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who's heard of Mike Oldefield (though I do't know if he's done anything since 'Five Miles Out', and Jean Michael Jarre (I'm still looking for a copy of the original "Oxygene")

I'll have to see if I can dig up some Jean Luc Ponty...and Billie Holiday.. and John Entwistle... and I think Leadbelly did a song or two...

Oh - and the wifeoid used to listen a lot to "Sounds from the Heart of Space" quite a bit. That was mind numbing after a short while - now she's into Guns & Roses and that crowd... I'm not sure which is worse

Candy
2006-Jan-05, 07:11 AM
Walkin' on the Sun - Smash Mouth
I do believe swansont is showing his age here. :shhh:

Fram
2006-Jan-05, 09:12 AM
Excellent Roy! I would have put 3 Bowie songs in my top ten but I chose to limit 1 entry per artist. Yours plus... :whistle:"Is there Life on Mars? :whistle:
No, Wait... 4 Bowie Songs :whistle:Moonage Day-Dream oH Yeah :whistle:
No wait...5 :shhh: I bet no one can guess which other one?

The man who sold the moon?

Can I add my favourite Moon Hoax song, "Man on the Moon" by REM?

Fram
2006-Jan-05, 09:17 AM
I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who's heard of Mike Oldefield (though I do't know if he's done anything since 'Five Miles Out')


Since Five Miles Out? A rough count gives 15 albums, the last one only a few months ago. Easily available in Europe, but harder to find in the US (although Amazon and the like may save you).
The best ones since then are (IMO of course) Crises, The Killing Fields (OST) Amarok, The Songs of Distant Earth (based on the Arthur C. Clarke book), and Tubular Bells III (I haven't heard his new CD yet). Some of the other recent ones are rather New Agey sometimes, although they still have some wonderful tunes and guitars.

Sorry for the off-topic post, back to your regular schedule!

Roy Batty
2006-Jan-05, 02:34 PM
Excellent Roy! I would have put 3 Bowie songs in my top ten but I chose to limit 1 entry per artist. Yours plus... :whistle:"Is there Life on Mars? :whistle:
No, Wait... 4 Bowie Songs :whistle:Moonage Day-Dream oH Yeah :whistle:
No wait...5 :shhh: I bet no one can guess which other one?

Ashes to Ashes? (since it refers to Major Tom :))

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-06, 02:44 AM
Ashes to Ashes? (since it refers to Major Tom :))

Not that I'm sooo Bowie that I don't like Jazz material like Chick Corea "To the Stars" but has anyone heard B's "Heathen" album? Is it ok?
"I took a trip
on a gemini spacecraft
And I thought about you
I passed through the shadow of Jupiter
And I thought about you
I shot my spacegun
And boy, I really felt blue"
- David Bowie

LurchGS
2006-Jan-06, 02:47 AM
Fram - thanks


I left out Camel [I can see your house from here- album]

Nicolas
2006-Jan-06, 02:55 AM
In post 5 miles out work from Mike Oldfield you've also got (amongst others) the albums:

Voyager: containing the piece "the song of the sun" =>astronomy!

Guitars: containing the piece "out of mind". With a certain thread in mind, very astronomy related! :D

The Millennium bell: related to how many times the earth orbits the sun in a given amount of time => astronomy related! (OK that one simply was off topic :))

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-06, 03:00 AM
YOU MUST HEAR "VULCAN WORLDS" by the boys- AL, CHICK and StANLEY
my new #10 - sorry Ozzie:boohoo:

Nicolas
2006-Jan-06, 12:04 PM
Waterboys - The whole of the moon

(I used to think it was "the hole of the moon" :D)

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-07, 09:45 PM
Before I leave the orbit of this dusty old post, I thank you all for your pin ups and finalize my top ten :
1. Space Oddity - David Bowie
2. Rocket Man - Elton John
3. The Planets - Gustav Holst (before your time)
4. '39 - Queen
5. Somewhere over the rainbow- Judy Garland
6. And the stars go with you - Jon Serrie
7. Space Truckin - Deep Purple
8. 2000 Light Years from Home- Rolling Stones (fav)
9. Telstar- Ventures (w/ Leon Russel on piano)
10. Vulcan World- Return to Forever

And may God bless! (Is that alright to say?)

Candy
2006-Jan-07, 11:29 PM
And may God bless! (Is that alright to say?)
Yes. :)

A Bigger Bang: The Rolling Stones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bigger_Bang)

The album title refers to the Big Bang theory that the universe began as a cosmic explosion. Likewise, the album can be interpreted as a new beginning for the Stones or a way to reach a new audience in the new millennium.
:razz:

swansont
2006-Jan-10, 07:11 PM
I do believe swansont is showing his age here. :shhh:


Care to guess?

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-10, 08:50 PM
I'm guessing 32:whistle:

Nicolas
2006-Jan-10, 08:54 PM
Care to guess?

Well, Candy claims she's never off by more than one year (though I remember her being 2 years off when guessing Colt's age from his pic :))

Pleiades
2006-Jan-11, 05:48 AM
oh my i can't believe i forgot it.

Kashmir Led Zepellin ....talk about a rock classic.

there's so many more from different genres that this list could go on for some time. I've noticed a lack of jazz on this thread, but there's plenty to be found in that genre as well.

swansont
2006-Jan-11, 12:20 PM
Well, Candy claims she's never off by more than one year (though I remember her being 2 years off when guessing Colt's age from his pic :))

When she gets back we'll see, and also find how close Henrik is. Another datum: I was carded when buying alcohol this past week.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-11, 12:42 PM
I'm 21, and they asked me my ID to check I was under 26 :D. I never felt like looking older than I was, but people tend to think I'm older. They thought I was 16 by the time I was 14. Must be my length I guess ???