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If they landed here today, would extraterrestrials approve of all the songs about aliens that have been written so far? Interstellar beings need jams too, and this list of alien songs is chock-full of them, ranging from ballads about the UFO crash site at Roswell, New Mexico, to the rock ‘n roll manifestos of alien rock stars. These songs about aliens have hooks that’ll grab you faster than a UFO’s tractor beam. Keep your eyes to the stars and your ears on these songs.

David Bowie’s breakthrough album was The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, about a Martian rockstar who comes to earth to save humanity. With a single like “Starman,” a song that tells the story of Ziggy’s earthly coming, it’s no wonder he became a success on the pop charts.

Some songs would rather leave themselves open to interpretation, as is the case with Garbage’s “Alien Sex Fiend.” Over synthesizers that sound beamed from another planet, lead singer Shirley Manson accuses the listener, saying “You’re an alien sex fiend,” ad nauseum. It’s out-of-this-world kinky.

Blondie’s “Rapture,” actually the first song with rapping in it to ever top the Billboard charts, is a bizarro hip-hop track where Debbie Harry raps about an alien that “Shoots you dead and eats your head.” Pop music rarely comes this weird.

Which tracks would you want to get beamed up with? Vote for your favorites! Please add any song that you would want blasting in your UFO that isn’t on the list.

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Starman David Bowie

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Alien Nation Scorpions

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Rapture Blondie

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E.T. Katy Perry

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Aliens Exist Blink-182

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Mr. Spaceman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Aliens
Mark Lanzarotta added Mr. Spaceman The Byrds

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Loving the Alien David Bowie

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Alien Orifice Frank Zappa

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Surfing With the Alien Joe Satriani

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These Isolated Vocal Tracks from Classic Songs Are SO Good

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Esavi added Space Station #5 Montrose

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Omer Secerkovic added Aliens Microbots

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Martian Girl! The Aquabats

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Illegal Alien Genesis

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Loving the Alien Velvet Revolver

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Esavi added Marching to Mars Sammy Hagar

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Big Alien Michael R. Smith, Gary Numan

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Aliens in the Family Todd Rundgren

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dimither-malamov added Iio - Rapture

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Hat Too Flat Walter Becker

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Alien Orders/Invisible Armies Manic Street Preachers

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Alien Water Kiss Steve Vai

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Alien Afternoon Genesis

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An Alien Cure Gary Numan

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Alien Sex Fiend Garbage

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My Alien Simple Plan

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Alien Virus Rick Springfield