“Bye bye spaceboy”
Seemingly to mark the sad passing of English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author (among other things), Stephen Hawking last week, Spotify created a various artists, space-themed playlist, commencing with Starman.
So we thought we’d pay tribute to the great man ourselves, who, in case you didn’t know, shared the same January 8 birthday as Elvis Presley and David Bowie. We’ve created our own Spotify playlist containing Bowie tracks exclusively, what with him being the master of the otherworldly and everything.
We’ve chosen 10 tracks that run for the traditional vinyl album total length of 43 minutes.
Life On Mars?
Hallo Spaceboy (original Outside album version)
Looking For Satellites
I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
Dancing Out In Space
Born In A UFO
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix)
However, unlike Hawking, our playlist wasn’t wholly scientific. We tried to choose tracks with a space-themed title, but that also had some kind of relevant content.
But how on Earth could we omit a song like Life On Mars?, which, as you know, isn't actually a song regarding the likelihood of extra-terrestrials on the red planet?
Other tracks that didn't make it onto the playlist, for obvious reasons, include the following:
Loving The Alien
New Killer Star
Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
Did we miss any other contenders?
Anyway, here’s the link.