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List Rules Songs with "space" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about outer space as a subject.

Space songs are always inspiring to listen to. After all, who honestly thought mankind would ever take to the sky and travel the universe? This is a ranked list of all songs about outer space, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "space" or "planet" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about space as a subject or theme. It's not confirmed whether or not astronauts enjoy the music on this list, but there's a strong possibility these songs would resonate with them. Recent movies like Gravity and Interstellar have had beautiful musical scores, but if you want to listen to less orchestral songs then this list is for you.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the space songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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Space Oddity David Bowie

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clash1977 added Across the Universe The Beatles

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Tom Islava added Starman David Bowie

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Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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Supersonic Rocket Ship is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Supersonic Rocket Ship The Kinks

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Amy Boal added Walkin on the Sun Smash Mouth

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Mr Spaceman The Byrds

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Space Truckin' Deep Purple

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Space Age Love Song A Flock of Seagulls

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clash1977 added The Joker (Space Cowboy) Steve Miller Band

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clash1977 added Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd

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Astronomy Domine Pink Floyd

Awesome Pictures from Outer Space

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Rapture is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Rapture Blondie

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6 3
2000 Light Year from Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added 2000 Light Year from Home The Rolling Stones

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Space Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Space Cowboy The Steve Miller Band

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Planet Claire - the B52's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Planet Claire - the B52's

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Holst - the Planets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
mwahahahaha added Holst - the Planets

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punksnotdead added Child in Time Deep Purple

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Rocket Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Rocket Man William Shatner

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punksnotdead added Space Monkey Patti Smith Group

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Telstar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Telstar The Tornados

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The Flying Saucer, Parts 1 and... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added The Flying Saucer, Parts 1 and 2 Buchanan and Goodman

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Starship Trooper Yes

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Nick Besheers added Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

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Walking on the Moon The Police

Creepy Facts About Outer Space You Can't Unlearn

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The Bublight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added The Bublight Joe Meek and The Blue Men

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Flyin' Saucer Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Outer Space
Mark Lanzarotta added Flyin' Saucer Rock 'n' Roll Billy Lee Riley

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When Worlds Collide Powerman 5000

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Costas Smaseliaf added Hawkwind Space Is Deep

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Star Trekkin' The Firm

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Counting Stars OneRepublic

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added A Spaceman Came Travelling Chris de Burgh

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Newhere added Every Planet We Reach Is Dead Gorillaz

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punksnotdead added Spaceman Babylon Zoo

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Mark Lanzarotta added Planet Claire Unit:187

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Countdown Rush

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clash1977 added Space Station #5 Montrose

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Stars Switchfoot

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Hide And Seek Howard Jones

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Cruci-Fiction in Space Marilyn Manson

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Space Bound Eminem