In honour of May 4th aka Star Wars Day, and because we did Star Wars last year (See last years episode here), and because of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two made it’s first successful supersonic flight, this week we have songs about space, stars, galaxies and their exploration.
This week we start with the most famous speech about space ever, the one and only Captain Kirk, followed by a good 20 minutes of pure unadulterated space funk, starting off with the Star Wars inspired “Feel The Force” and closing off with Jamiroquai. No journey through science fiction via music would be worth listening to if it didn’t include Bowie, and a tribute to Chrissy Amphlette and MCA follow, interspersed with the Church, Dub Pistols, Flume, and the sublime remix of the Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. Then, just because it’s so utterly ridiculous, Star Trekkin’.
Theme from Star Trek
Can You Feel the Force by The Real Thing
Space Bass by Slick
Space Funk by Manzel
Dancing in Outer Space by Atmosfear
Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai
Star Man by David Bowie
Science Fiction by the Divinyls
Across the Universe by The Beatles
Under the Milky Way by The Church
Speed of Light by Dub Pistols
Space Cadet by Flume
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Hexstatic
Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys
Star Trekkin’ by The Firm
We Are The Universe by Lawrence Krauss and Neil Degrasse Tyson
You can also listen to it here!
And don’t forget to check out the Spotify Playlist to see which songs didn’t make the cut.
And remember, this podcast is as much yours as it is mine, so if you want to contribute next week, all you have to do add it to the weekly Spotify collaborative playlist!
You can also reply in the comments of the ‘Theme Post’ which gets posted every Sunday! Give me the name of a song you think will suit the theme, and I’ll try and add it in!