Monday, January 24, 2011

Top Ten Scifi Songs

Hey Mr. SpacemanAlex Cavanaugh is hosting the Top Ten Songs Blogfest.  I will be doing the top ten Science Fiction Songs.

10. Mr. Moon- LJ Booth
9.  Humans From Earth- T-Bone Barnett
8.  Rocketship- Kathy McCarty
7.  Rocketman- Elton John
6.  Mr. Spaceman-The Byrds
5.  Particle Man- They Might Be Giants
4.  Skullcrusher Mountain- Jonathan Coultan
3.  Life on Mars- David Bowie
2.  Purple People Eater- Sheb Wooley
1.  Spaceman- 4 Non Blondes-  This gets top billing as it is the song that was running through my mind continuously as I typed this list.  Here it is for your enjoyment:


Honorable Mentions-  David Bowie -Space Oddity (ground control to Major Tom), Weezer-In the Garage, No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom, Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer- Ella Fitzgerald, almost everything by Jonathan Coultan, and Anything off of They Might Be Giants' Here Comes the Science.

This list was heavily influenced by the awesome album "Hey Mr. Spaceman."  It is a great album, escpecially if you have kids. 


37 comments:

iZombie said...

life on mars, i only recently discovered...
what a great selection of music
thanks for the melody's,
jeremy
[iZombie]

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool theme. Love it!

Tara said...

Love the theme idea. And, of course, Bowie would be all over a sci-fi music list!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool! I knew you'd put a science fiction twist on the fest. Thanks for participating.

Cold As Heaven said...

That's like a hit list from outer space. I used to study particle physics, but never heard Particle Man. Have to check out that one >:D

Cold As Heaven

M Pax said...

Love this list! :) Do you know 'The Humans are Dead'? Flight of the Conchords.

aspiring_x said...

oooh! love rocketman!!! and i'm with m pax on the humans are dead!!! check it out! totally awesome!!! very nearly made my top ten list! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Mr. Spaceman! One of my alltime favorites! I like your take on the list...

Budd said...

thanks everyone!- I will have to check out the Flight of the Conchords song. I really like there song Most Beautiful girl in the whole room.

Chris Phillips said...

great list, rocketman should be higher though.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I give you props for even knowing who Sheb Wooley is!

Arlee Bird said...

Unique approach with a few songs I've actually heard of.

Lee
Make sure you check my Wednesday post!
Tossing It Out

Jennie Bailey said...

Rocketman!! Completely forgot that one. Some great songs on here and a few I've never heard. I'll have to go check them out!

Ellie said...

Whoop. Whoop! A sci-fi list. So inspired. And of course, the one anly David Bowie. Sigh.

My Top Ten Songs

Gregg said...

Wow, I thought I was the only one who knew who Sheb Wooley was anymore. Great song. Only one I knew. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine AM Smith said...

A Sci-fi list? Outa-this-world! :)
Loving the Bowie shout-out.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Had to be a David Bowie song or two in the mix!

Lydia K said...

I'm glad Rocketman made it! And Bowie too.
:)

Jamie Burch said...

Nice twist! I had forgotten about 4Non Blondes. Thanks for the video!

Vicki Rocho said...

They Might Be Giants! Why didn't I think of them???

VR Barkowski said...

A themed list - what a great idea! Great tracks too. Hard to fault a list with both David Bowie and Sheb Wooley!

alexia said...

Love David Bowie and 4 Non-Blondes!

Budd said...

there is a lot of David Bowie love in this thread. I couldn't leave him out Ziggy Stardust.

Jolene Perry said...

They Might Be Giants!! Awesome!
Love that song, particle man, particle man, doing the things a particle can...

Jemi Fraser said...

So much fun! Love Rocketman and Purple People Eaters!!! :)

ali said...

Rocketman. Classic. Great list here. And Purple Peater Eater? That took guts - but I love it too! always good for a laugh :)

Karen Peterson said...

I know Rocketman and Purple People Eater. That's it. Apparently I need to get out more.

Donna Hole said...

That's a cool and relevant list. I liked it. I'll have to check out some of those songs that caught my eye.

Space Oddity has got to be my absolute favorite David Bowie song.

I have to go listen to it . .

.........dhole

Kal said...

I had to limit myself to a theme too with this one. Too hard to pick out favorite ten otherwise.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I loved Purple People Eater as a kid. Also, I love how you did this by theme.

SteveB said...

Wait wait wait --- you CAN'T have this list without PLANET CLAIRE from The B-52's!

RosieC said...

I like the theme. Nice choices with David Bowie and Elton John! :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Life on Mars is a great song! I also like the cover by The Divine Comedy. And hey, there's also D'You Wanna Be A Spaceman by Oasis. And Shater's version of Rocketman [bg]

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