20 Songs About Space, Planets, and Stars

Music and space – two things that might seem unrelated, but are both tied together by the deep feelings and thoughts they inspire. Get ready to go on a musical trip through the stars with our super cool list of 20 Songs About Space.

hese songs will transport you to distant galaxies, make you contemplate alien encounters, and marvel at the intricate tapestry of stars – all through the power of music. Let’s explore the cosmos – one song at a time!

1. “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra

Ever felt a love so big, it won’t fit on Earth? Frank Sinatra’s crooning classic “Fly Me to the Moon” uses the cosmos as a metaphor to express this overflowing emotion. With its timeless appeal and Sinatra’s legendary vocals, it’s no wonder this track continues to captivate listeners.

Fly Me To The Moon (2008 Remastered)Fly Me To The Moon (2008 Remastered)

2. “Satellite Flight” by Kid Cudi

Imagine yourself as a superhero, venturing off to save the cosmos. Kid Cudi’s “Satellite Flight” weaves that feeling into a chill electronic tune. It’s a laid-back track that tells you to buckle up and enjoy life’s ride, all set to a backdrop of spacey sound effects.

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3. “Space Girl” by The Imagined Village

This whimsical and catchy song talks about space travel. It tells the story of a girl who often dreamed of traveling outside the world. Eventually, her dream came true, and the lyrics tell the details of her adventure.

The Imagined Village - Empire & Love - 'Space Girl' (full animation)The Imagined Village – Empire & Love – ‘Space Girl’ (full animation)

4. “Space Oddity” by David Bowie

Strap in for the ultimate space mission with David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity”. The song’s soft guitar intro and Bowie’s distinctive vocals set the scene for an astronaut’s thrilling journey, ending in an unfortunate mishap.

David Bowie – Space Oddity (Official Video)David Bowie – Space Oddity (Official Video)

5. “There’s A Star for Everyone” by Aretha Franklin

Sometimes, love feels as distant as a star in the night sky. Aretha Franklin’s soulful melody “There’s A Star for Everyone” captures this emotion beautifully. Despite the unrequited love in the song, Franklin keeps an optimistic outlook, implying that there’s a star (or love) out there for everyone.

Aretha Franklin -  There's A Star For Everyone (1981)Aretha Franklin – There’s A Star For Everyone (1981)

6. “Space is the Place” by Sun Ra

Looking for a true deep-space experience? Check out “Space is the Place” by Sun Ra. This epic jazz number, spanning over an hour, beautifully captures the eerie and mysterious vibes associated with first-time space travel. It’s a critical darling that truly lives up to its name.

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7. “Outer Space” by John Grant

With its slow alternative rock beat, “Outer Space” by John Grant is a captivating listen. The song reveals a man’s infatuation with a woman who’s so unique, he likens her to the elements of the cosmos.

John Grant - "Outer Space"John Grant – “Outer Space”

8. “Spaceman” by Babylon Zoo

The song incorporates elements that make the audience feel they are in a different dimension. This track uses electronic sounds and a unique, high-pitched vocal style to paint a vibrant space-themed picture. It speaks to a longing for escape from the world’s discontent to the freedom of outer space.

BABYLON ZOO ◊ Spaceman (Official Video)BABYLON ZOO ◊ Spaceman (Official Video)

9. “Space Travel is Boring” by Modest Mouse

Who knew space could be dull? Modest Mouse’s “Space Travel is Boring” spins a tale of escaping life’s everyday grind by journeying to the moon. This indie-rock song employs a mix of guitar work and fast-paced lyrics to bring a sense of speed and a pinch of humor to the space travel theme.

Modest Mouse - Space Travel Is BoringModest Mouse – Space Travel Is Boring

10. “Life on the Moon” by David Cook

David Cook’s rock ballad “Life on the Moon” delivers a wave of powerful emotions. The song explores the isolation of loneliness, using the image of solitary life on the moon. It’s a dramatic, evocative number that hits you right in the feels.

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11. “Space Cowboy” by Steve Miller Band

Get ready to feel out-of-this-world cool with the Steve Miller Band’s funky rock hit, “Space Cowboy”. The upbeat guitar work, soothing vocals, and rad sound effects, along with a must-listen string instrument instrumental in the middle, all come together to make you wish you could ride the stars as a “Space Cowboy”.

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12. “Under the Milky Way” by The Church

Nostalgia washes over you as you listen to The Church’s slow, evocative song, “Under the Milky Way”. It’s a tune about pondering the great unknown, with the singer feeling small beneath the vastness of the Milky Way. Yet despite the daunting questions, he wishes for answers to come.

The Church - Under The Milky WayThe Church – Under The Milky Way

13. “Girl From Mars” by Ash

Remember your first crush? Ash’s “Girl From Mars” captures the bittersweet sting of young love and missed opportunities. The upbeat song tells a tale of a man reminiscing about a girl he once liked but never got to know. Even as an adult, he wonders about the what-ifs. Relive young love with the “Girl From Mars”.

Ash - Girl From Mars (UK version) (Official HD Video)Ash – Girl From Mars (UK version) (Official HD Video)

14. “E.T.’ (Extraterrestrial)” by OutKast

This hip-hop track opens with an intense vibe, delivering a critical commentary on social issues and the feeling of alienation. It’s a call to arms for equality, reminding us that we’re all human, and nobody’s an outsider.

Outkast - E.T. (Extraterrestrial)Outkast – E.T. (Extraterrestrial)

15. “Starlight” by Muse

Set off on a starry journey with Muse’s lively track, “Starlight”. This upbeat song, brimming with rhythmic guitar, energetic drum beats, and fancy keyboard notes, explores personal reflections on life. The vocalist pays tribute to those who’ve mattered most in his life, comparing them to the guiding starlight.

Muse - Starlight [Official Music Video]Muse – Starlight [Official Music Video]

16. “Satellite of Love” by Lou Reed

“Satellite of Love” is a cool track by Lou Reed. Draped in the guise of punk rock, the song narrates a man’s keen observations of a woman’s love life. It’s clever, compelling, and leaves you wondering whether the guy is just a casual observer or deeply entangled in the unfolding drama.

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17. “Out of Space” by The Prodigy

Ever dreamed of escaping to another dimension? Well, “Out of Space” by The Prodigy does just that. This track takes you on a wild, psychedelic ride with its transformational beats and catchy rhythms. Whether you’re chilling at home or looking for a track to get the party started, this tune has got you covered.

The Prodigy - Out Of Space (Official Video)The Prodigy – Out Of Space (Official Video)

18. “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden

For the days when you’re craving a fresh start, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden is your go-to track. This rock ballad resonates with the human yearning to shed negativity and embrace the new. It’s a testament to the cyclical nature of life and the hope that comes with every dawn.

Soundgarden - Black Hole SunSoundgarden – Black Hole Sun

19. “Space Junk” by Devo

Breaking away from the typical celestial metaphors, Devo’s “Space Junk” brings a quirky twist to the space theme. The track spins a humorous yet cautionary narrative around the issue of space debris falling from the sky, thus drawing attention to an often-overlooked problem.

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20. “Space Monkey” by Patti Smith

To wrap up our cosmic journey, we have “Space Monkey” by Patti Smith. The song is a rich tapestry of literary and religious references, stitched together with Smith’s powerful vocals. This track takes you on a journey as profound and enigmatic as the universe itself.

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Conclusion

And that’s a wrap on our interstellar playlist. From love to environmental consciousness, these tracks cover a wide range of themes, all framed within the intriguing backdrop of space. We hope this collection has given you a fresh perspective on the limitless universe of music.