Gearing up for a trip to Cape Canaveral to witness the launch of the Solar Orbiter, I asked friends to share their favorite songs about the sun, aurora and outer space.
The resulting playlist is phenomenal! There are too many awesome songs to name, and these are just a few. It’s a bit of a space odyssey!
Songs for the Heliosphere: A Playlist
- “Spirit in the Sky,” by Norman Greenbaum
- “Yakko’s Universe,” by Animaniacs
- “Children of The Sun,” by Billy Thorpe
- “Age of Aquarius,” by The 5th Dimension
- “Black Hole Sun,” by Soundgarden
- “Northern Lights,” by Death Cab for Cutie
- “Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled,” by Porcupine Tree
- “Serenade,” by The Steve Miller Band
- “Space Oddity,” by David Bowie
- “I Ran,” by A Flock Of Seagulls
- “Natural Science,” by RUSH
- “Blue Skies,” by Susie Arioli
- “Dark Star,” by the Grateful Dead
Thanks to everyone who shared your musical tastes! If I have time, I may expand the list. Feel free to suggest your own ideas on Twitter!