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#1 GOLGO13

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 11:42 AM

Looking for a list of your favorite Astronomy related music. I will list a few of mine:

Rush - Countdown
The Church - Under the Milky Way
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
The Police - Walking on the Moon
Black Sabbath - Into the Void
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
Europe - The Final Countdown
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie - Fly Me to the Moon
Deep Purple - Space Trucking
Rush - Cygnus X-1
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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:01 PM

Paul McCartney and Wings - Venus and Mars

Solaris - The Martian Chronicles I and II

Rick Wakeman - Out There (Dedicated to Columbia's Shuttle last mission)

Rick Wakeman - Red Planet

Yes - Starship Trooper

Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domain

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (1968)

Elton John - Rocket Man

ELP - Infinite Space

Manfred Mann - Saturn, Lord Of The Ring / Mercury, The Winged Messenger


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:07 PM

Great kickoff list by the OP!

 

Pretty much all of the Alan Parsons catalog. But my all time favorite is Rocket Man.



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:29 PM

Alan Parsons Project - Sirius

Alan Parsons Project - Gemini

Alan Parsons Project - - Total Eclipse

The Beatles - Across the Universe

Camel - Lunar Sea

Deep Purple - Fireball

ELP - Black Moon

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Stargazer

Renaissance - Norther Lights

                         

and King Crimson - Islands, because of the Cover (below)

 

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:33 PM

Gustav Holst - "The Planets"


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:55 PM

https://youtu.be/d5k...e/d5k_bz4NWzQ  



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 03:03 PM

How about some Haydn -- his magnificent setting of "The heavens are telling", from the Creation.

 

Or if you prefer German, "Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes". Thanks to Google, I stumbled onto a setting by Heinrich Schütz of the same Psalm, that could be my new favorite. And one can hardly leave out Bach -- the opening chorus from Cantata #76 is classic.

 

More intimately, "Die Sterne" by Schubert.



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 04:58 PM

I’m sure this has been discussed before on CN in past years but awesome topic and suggestions! Thanks Golgo et al!

‘Stars’ by Switchfoot

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 05:05 PM

William Herschel



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 05:08 PM

I would play Cosmic Debris by Frank Zappa when starting the unit on comets, asteroids, and dwarf planets.

Other classroom faves:
Starship Troopers by Yes
Vangelis soundtrack to the movie Blade Runner
The Planets, Gustov Holst
Space Cowboy by Steve Miller Band
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Posted 03 June 2021 - 09:36 PM

Anything from Canon of the Three Stars by Isao Tomita (Pachelbel, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Rachmaninoff, etc.). Plus lots of other spacemusic, especially by Giles Reaves.

 

By the way ShaulaB, "Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?" :D


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Posted 04 June 2021 - 03:57 AM

Intersteller Space by John Coltrane and just about anything by Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra.
Oh, and it’s hard to beat the silly lyrics of Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen. Great song!
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Posted 04 June 2021 - 11:45 AM

Olivier Messiaen: Les Ressuscités et le chant de l'étoile Aldébaran
Charles Koechlin: Vers la Voute étoilée (dédié à la mémoire de Camille Flammarion)
Charles Koechlin: Le Ciel étoile
Henri Duparc: Aux étoiles
George Crumb: Music of the Starry Night

Iannis Xenakis: Pléiades
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Sirius
Gustav Holst: Betelgeuse
Joseph Haydn: Il mondo della luna
Georges Lentz: Caeli enarrant... (1st mov: M45; 2nd Mov: M106; 3rd mov: IC2177; 4th mov: M31)


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Posted 04 June 2021 - 12:37 PM

Some astronomically related songs I like, some with a more tenuous astronomical connection than others:

 

Pink Floyd:  Return of the Son of Nothing (eventually retitled Echoes)

Pink Floyd: Astronomy Domine (the version from Ummagumma, its darker than Syd's take)

Nine Inch Nails: Sunspots

Powerman 5000: Supernova goes pop

Roger Waters: Broken Bones


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Posted 04 June 2021 - 04:45 PM

CCR - Bad Moon Rising


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Posted 04 June 2021 - 07:13 PM

Surprised no one has mentioned the Rolling Stones’ “2000 Light Years From Home” or “Child of the Moon”. Ditto the Beatles’ “Across the Universe”.



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Posted 04 June 2021 - 09:32 PM

Philip Glass composed operas about Einstein, Kepler and Galileo.
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Posted 04 June 2021 - 09:38 PM

There's also this 

 

https://www.research...ed-by-Topic.pdf

 


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Posted 05 June 2021 - 03:39 AM

Thanks fuerelisa, this is a great list with much music new to me.

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 09:19 AM

Hi, how about:

                          Drops of Jupiter : Train

                           The other end of the telescope: Till Tuesday 

                            Stars : Simply Red

                            Celestial soda pop : Ray Lynch

                            We are all made of stars: Moby

                            Galaxies: Owl City

                             Share the Moon : Indigo Girls

                             Starlight : ELO

                              Western Stars: KD Lang

                             A sky full of stars : Coldplay

                              The whole of the moon : the Waterboys

                               New constellation: Toad the Wet Sprocket 

                                Galileo: Amy Grant


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 03:27 PM

The Allman Bros. Band Live at the Fillmore East

 

Anything by Tammy Wynette.

 

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 04:45 PM

Found a few in my collection:

 

AC/DC - Night Prowler

Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
Black Sabbath - Hole in the Sky
Black Sabbath - Supernaut
CCR - It Came Out of the Sky
Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow
Colin James - Riding in the Moonlight
Colin James - Rocket to the Moon

Colin James - Satellite

Daniel Balavoine - S.O.S. d'un Terrien en détresse
David Bowie - Life on Mars?

David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
David Bowie - Starman
David Bowie - The Prettiest Star
E.L.O. - Don't Bring Me Down (It's the NASA wake up song for a reason...)

E.L.O. - Mission (A World Record)
E.L.O. - Sweet Is the Night
Eros Ramazzotti - La luce buona delle stelle
Eros Ramazzotti - Toma la luna
Gamma Ray - Anywhere in the Galaxy

Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out in Space

George Harrison - Rising Sun

Georges Brassens - Ballade à la lune

Gotthard - Sister Moon

Guy Béart - Les enfants sur la lune
Harry Nilsson - Spaceman
Iron Maiden - Moonchild
Janis Joplin - Half Moon

Jean Michel Jarre - Hey Gagarin
Jerry Lee Lewis - Bad Moon Rising (CCR's was already taken :-)
Jimi Hendrix - Third Stone from the Sun
Jimmy Cliff - Under the Moon, Sun and Stars
Joya Landis - Moonlight Lover
Leonard Cohen - Lady Midnight

Les Snuls - Dirk Frimout

Les Wampas - The Sun Don't Shine
Louis St. Louis - Mooning

Ludwig van Beethoven - Klaviersonate Nr. 14 "Mondscheinsonate" in Cis-moll, Op. 27/2
Mighty Sparrow - Russian Satellite
Nightwish - Stargazers
Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
Pharao - There Is a Star
Pink Floyd - Eclipse
Randy Newman - The Longest Night
Savage Garden - To the Moon and Back
Shirley Bassey - Moonraker

Smash Mouth - Space Man

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Dancing on the Moon
Stratovarius - Twilight Symphony
Stratovarius - Will the Sun Rise?
The 5th Dimension - Aquarius
The Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (I know, I know. But still...)

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm the Urban Spaceman
The Doors - Moonlight Drive
The Outlaws - Hurry Sundown
The Royal Guardsmen - The Smallest Astronaut
The Shocking Blue - Venus
The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
Tom Lehrer - Wernher von Braun
Voyager - Cosmic Armageddon Pt. 1

Voyager - Stare Into the Night

Voyager - The Eleventh Meridian

WIZO - Raumgleita

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade in G-Dur "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", K. 525

 

and finally:

AC/DC - Satellite Blues
("This thing's nothing but a load of crap" - it's got to be about Starlink, right? RIGHT?)

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 08:32 AM

I would add Rush's "Mystic Rhythms," Mike Oldfield's "Saved By A Bell," and Babymetal's "Starlight" & "Shine".


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#24 GOLGO13

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 10:22 AM

I would add Rush's "Mystic Rhythms," Mike Oldfield's "Saved By A Bell," and Babymetal's "Starlight" & "Shine".


Wow. Never thought I’d see some of these suggestions. Love me some Babymetal!

Rush has a lot of classics.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 02:19 PM

Incredible, no one here mentioned ELOY's legendary album Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes… 

 

THE perfect astral sound at the telescope and for recreation, anytime and anywhere...

 

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