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    I'm putting together a not-so-little party with a planets theme. I'm looking for music suggestions. I was thinking of a bunch of songs about planets. Genre doesn't matter - though heavy metal or rap wouldn't work for this crowd. I heard Sting's "Walking on the Moon" the other day and got the idea. Of course, now I can't think of any other songs with that theme. Space travel might work too - like Bowie's Major Tom. Any suggestions?

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    (looks at my iTunes Playlist and a few that comes to mind)

    Ace of Base - Beautiful Life
    Air - Space Maker
    Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
    Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
    Banarama - Venus or if ya want the original by Shocking Blue
    Bedrock - Heaven Scent
    Breathe - Hands To Heaven
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    Dubstar - Stars (Motiv 8 Mix) * the original cut sounds toooo slooow IMO = zzzz
    Duran Duran - Planet Earth
    Madonna - Ray of Light
    Maxi - Priest - Wide WIde World
    Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
    Opus III - It's A Fine Day
    P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
    Eivis Presley - Such A Night
    Pretty Poison - Night Time
    Pretenders or Donna Summer - State of Independance (but I like Chrissie Hynde's haunting version better)
    Pure Sugar - Hands To HEaven
    Peter Schilling - Major Tom
    Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
    Tears For Fears - Mad World and/or Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
    Vengaboys - Vengababes From Outer Space
    John Paul Young - Love Is The Air - Ballroom Mix

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    Planet Claire - The B-52s
    Venus & Mars / Rock Show - Paul McCartney & Wings
    Space Oddity - David Bowie
    Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
    Venus - Frankie Avalon
    Venus - Shocking Blue / Bananarama
    Venus as a Boy - Bjork
    Back O'The Moon - 10,000 Maniacs
    Across the Universe - The Beatles
    Across the Universe - Fiona Apple
    Mr. Moonlight - The Beatles
    Goddess of the Moon - Cusco
    Desert Moon - Dennis DeYoung
    The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen
    Bad Side of the Moon - Elton John
    Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Blue Moon - The Marcels
    Shepherd Moon - Enya
    Sisters of the Moon - Fleetwood Mac
    Moon & Stars - Kalapana
    Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
    Moondance - Kitaro
    Eclipse - Pink Floyd
    Blue Moon With a Heartache - Rosanne Cash
    To the Moon & Back - Savage Garden
    Moondance - Van Morrison
    Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
    Man on the Moon - Voice of the Beehive
    Drops of Jupiter - Train
    Mercury Blues - Steve Miller Band
    I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
    Golden Earth Girl - Paul McCartney
    Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carilisle
    Messages from Earth - Christopher Franke
    Planet Earth - Duran Duran
    Z'ha'dum - Christopher Franke
    Edge of the Universe - Bee Gees
    A Spaceman Came Traveling - Chris de Burgh
    Mr. Spaceman - The Byrds
    Outa-space - Billy Preston
    Heaven - Bryan Adams
    Another Girl Another Planet - Mighty Lemon Drops
    Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - Klaatu
    Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - The Carpenters
    Planet of Sound - The Pixies
    Jack Names the Planets - Ash
    My World - Bee Gees
    Rockin' in a free World - Neil Young
    Secret World - Tears for Fears
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Brother IZ
    Until the End of the World - U2
    World on Fire - Sarah McLachlan
    World Turning - Fleetwood Mac
    Twilight World - Swing Out Sister
    All Around the World - Lisa Stansfield
    Worlds Away - Pablo Cruise
    Blue World - Moody Blues
    A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young & the Innocents
    Star Wars - John Williams & the London Symphony Orchestra
    Star Wars /Cantina Band - Meco
    Everybody is a Star - Sly & the Family Stone
    Goodmorning Starshine - Oliver
    Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
    Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
    Paint the Sky With Stars - Enya
    Shooting Star - Bad Company
    Star - Stealer's Wheel
    Star Trekkin' - The Firm (from Dr. DeMento compilation)
    Stardust - Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Staring at the Sun - U2
    Stars are Blind - Paris Hilton
    Starship Trooper - Yes
    Telstar - The Tornadoes
    When the Stars Go Blue - The Corrs featuring Bono
    All Star - Smash Mouth
    Major Tom - Pete Shelley (?)
    Galaxy - War

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post

    Major Tom - Pete Shelley (?)

    AHEM!


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    I like these kind of jukebox threads. Food. Planes, trains 'n automobiles. Now this. Nice!!! No metal or rap, huh? Phooey! That's OK. That genre only writes about sex, money and death anyways. lol

    Once again, Mel comes up with "Da' Mastah List"!

    Not yet mentioned...

    Invisible Sun - The Police
    One World
    - The Police
    When the World is Running Down - The Police
    Rocket - Def Leppard (pushing your metal threshold here, but it's pretty friendly)

    Mel mentioned the Star Wars theme, Meco disco version. I always loved that one! I used to have the LP. It's like Chewbacca in Bell-bottomed pants. lol


    *Links go to YouTube videos of the songs.
    Last edited by Pomai; September 22nd, 2007 at 09:11 AM. Reason: I might add songs, so don't mind my edit

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyWilliams View Post
    AHEM!


    That's why I had a question mark next to the guy's name. 20 years later I can never remember the name!!! Certainly the guy is a one hit wonder in my book. Thanx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    That's why I had a question mark next to the guy's name. 20 years later I can never remember the name!!! Certainly the guy is a one hit wonder in my book. Thanx.

    yeah definately his ONLY hit song.
    Had sho da pitcha of him. Pete/Peter is nothing but "Shelly" awwwww dats goin way off cuz. It's all good.

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    Walking on the Sun - Smash Mouth
    Space Truck'n - Deep Purple (that too heavy metal?)

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    Excellent! Thank you. For some reason I always have it in my head that David Bowie did Major Tom - am I thinking of the same song? Or does Bowie talk about a Major Tom in Space Oddity??? I would have listened to Bowie but I never heard of the other guy(see-just had to scroll down to check his name agin) Peter Shilling. It's been a long time since I've heard either one. Suggestions are great so far. I'm basically putting together a CD that'll be primarily background music. I'm dealing with acrowd that ranges in age from 18 to 100. The younger set probably wouldn't mind rap or metal. I know a few coming would prefer that. But they'll have to deal and they're not really a position to barter .

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    "Ground control to Major Tom..." yep, that is mentioned in David Bowie's "Space Oddity"...

    More lyrics:

    (partial)

    Ground control to major tom
    Commencing countdown, engines on
    Check ignition and may gods love be with you

    Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five,
    Four, three, two, one, liftoff

    This is ground control to major tom
    Youve really made the grade
    And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
    Now its time to leave the capsule if you dare
    From a Wikipedia article on Pete Schilling:

    His 1983 album, Error in the System, generated his only international hit single, "Major Tom (Coming Home)", a retelling of David Bowie's classic 1969 song "Space Oddity". Although the song was originally recorded in German, the international hit version was sung in English.
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    VENUS IN BLUE JEANS - Jimmy Clanton
    MY WORLD - Rascals
    BIG WIDE WORLD - Teddy Randazzo
    STARLIGHT, STAR BRIGHT - Linda Scott
    COUNT EVERY STAR - Linda Scott
    BIG STAR - Shelley Fabares
    MOONLIGHT IS RIGHT - Starbuck
    HEY LITTLE STAR - Ann Margret
    BLUE STAR - by many
    LITTLE STAR - Elegants

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    Ooh, stars. Also add...

    LADY STARLIGHT - Scorpions

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    STARLIGHT, STAR BRIGHT - Linda Scott
    COUNT EVERY STAR - Linda Scott
    BIG STAR - Shelley Fabares
    MOONLIGHT IS RIGHT - Starbuck
    HEY LITTLE STAR - Ann Margret
    BLUE STAR - by many
    LITTLE STAR - Elegants

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    for the old geezers like me, you might wanna include some stuff that's been collecting some dust! not an exhaustive list by any means, but here are some ideas:

    Blue Moon The Marcels

    Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares

    96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians

    Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) The 5th Dimension

    In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) Zager & Evans

    Teen Angel - Mark Dinning

    Little Star - Elegants

    Earth Angel - The Penguins

    Blue Moon - Marcels

    Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and the Pacemakers

    A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon

    Mr. Spaceman - The Byrds

    Third Stone from the Sun - Jimi Hendrix

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    Space Age Love Song - Flock of Seagulls
    Flat Earth - Thomas Dolby
    He's Got The Whole World - Laurie London
    The Joker - Steve Miller Band
    We Are The World - U.S.A. for Africa
    2000 Light Years From Home - Rolling Stones
    Star Star - Rolling Stones
    Rockit - Herbie Hancock
    Welcome To My World - Elvis Presley
    1000 Stars - Big Country
    I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk Railroad
    All Over The World - Electric Light Orchestra
    Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
    Interplanet Janet - Schoolhouse Rock
    Shining Star - Earth Wind and Fire
    Wild World - Cat Stevens
    5D (Fifth Dimension) - Byrds
    C.T.A. 102 - Byrds
    The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
    Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
    Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
    Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) - Don McLean
    I'll Follow The Sun - Beatles
    Good Day Sunshine - Beatles
    Heaven On The 7th Floor - Paul Nicholas
    Cheek To Cheek - Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire
    Rocket Man - Elton John
    It's A Small World - Sherman Brothers
    It Came Out Of The Sky - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    When You Wish Upon A Star - various
    Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension
    You Don't Have To Be A Star - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
    Illegal Alien - Genesis (opps, wrong kind of alien!)
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    Might as well add the following:

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    Twilight Time - The Platters
    That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Space Cowboy - Steve Miller Band
    Spaceman - Nilsson
    We're On Our Way - Chris Hodge
    Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
    Twilight Zone / Twilight Zone - Manhattan Transfer
    Jupiter - Jewel
    Gemini Dream - The Moody Blues
    Floating - The Moody Blues
    Lost in a Lost World - The Moody Blues
    Sun King - The Beatles
    Moonlight Swim - Elvis Presley
    Harvest Moon - Neil Young
    Full Moon Fire - Walter Egan
    Star in the Dust - Walter Egan
    Count Every Star - Linda Scott
    Journey of the Sorcerer - The Eagles (used in radio version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; also made brief appearance in movie)
    So Long & Thanks for All the Fish - Joby Talbot (from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" soundtrack; many other goofy themed songs)
    I Wish I Was a Spaceman - (closing theme to TV series "Fireball XL5")
    Theme From "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" - John Williams
    Theme From "Babylon 5" - Christopher Franke
    Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From "2001: A Space Odyssey") - Movie Soundtrack or Deodato
    Star Wars Main Title (remake) - Isao Tomita
    Theme from "Star Trek" - Jerry Goldsmith
    Jupiter & Beyond - (2001 A Space Odyssey soundtrack album)
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    Jupiter by Earth Wind and Fire

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    Ah, the possibilities for another compilation "theme" CD. Along with my HILO KINE WEATHER (rain songs), COMMERCIALIZATION (songs in TV commercials), EH ... NO MATCH (songs titles are not in the lyrics), WET DREAMS (surf music), etc.

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    Very cool. I'll have to let you know which ones I choose. Probably the more mellower ones. Though I'm definitely pulling out the Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust. Used to love Bowie back when he was freaky - lost interest when he put on a suit and tie.......

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    Most of these are country artists, some aussie country. Nobody had any country songs, so here's a big bunch:

    Goondiwindi Moon - Lee Kernaghan (my all time favorite artist - Aussie country)
    Ring Around the Moon - James Blundell
    Kona Moon - Makaha Sons
    Ke Alaula - Makaha Sons
    When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold - Jim & Jesse
    Star - Sara Storer
    The Planets - Gustav Holst (they're all there)
    Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
    Earth Children - Walela
    Western World - Lee Kernaghan
    Stairway to Heaven - Fargone Beauties
    Heaven's Just a Sin Away - Kendalls
    Hillbilly Heaven - Tex Ritter
    Western Stars - Lee Kernaghan
    You Rock my World - Lee Kernaghan
    Big World, Small World - Melinda Schneider
    Real World - Big & Rich
    Different World - Bucky Covington
    Walk Through This World with Me - George Jones
    Ready for the End of the World - George Strait
    Heaven's Right Here - John Williamson
    Poster Girl (Wrong Side Of The World) - Beccy Cole
    If If Could See The World - Patsy Cline
    The End of the World - Skeeter Davis
    Armstrong - Reg Lindsey
    Letter to Heaven - Dolly Parton
    Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash
    New World in the Morning - Roger Whittaker
    Wild World - Cat Stevens
    Top of the World - Dixie Chicks
    Sittin' on Top of the World - Bill Monroe
    A Place in this World - Taylor Swift
    You Shook me All Night Long - Steve Forde & the Flange
    Emptiest Arms in the World - Merle Haggard
    It's Such a Pretty World - Wynn Stewart
    There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder - Tex Ritter
    Trim Yourself To Fit The World - Aaron Tippin
    Chasin' that Neon Rainbow - Alan Jackson
    Hello Blue Sky - The Flood


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    Children of the Sun - Billy Thorpe

    Bands with planetary or celestial names...
    Aldo Nova
    Earth, Wind & Fire
    Atlantic Starr

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    The whole album "Of the spheres". Blind mans sun
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    Moon and Stars - Kalapana
    Moon of Manakura - ?
    Bad Moon Rising - Creedence
    Blue Hawaiian Moonlight -
    Here Comes The Moon - George Harrison
    There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) - B-52's
    Planet Claire - B-52's
    Moon, Turn The Tides Gently - Hendrix
    Hello Moonglow - Heart
    How High The Moon - Les Paul
    Spanish Moon - Little Feat
    Magic Planet - Brother Noland
    Wild Planet - B52's
    53 Miles West of Venus - B-52's
    Planet Earth - Prince
    Somewhere Here On Earth - Prince
    Planet of Women - ZZ Top
    Venus and Mars - McCartney
    Halllucinating Pluto - B-52's
    Might As Well Be On Mars - Alice Cooper
    Marching To Mars - Sammy Hagar
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    LOVE GODDESS OF VENUS - Ventures;
    MOON OF MANAKOORA - Ventures;
    FLY ME TO THE MOON - many;
    CATCH A FALLING STAR - Perry Como

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    Why Does the Sun Shine? by They Might Be Giants.

    Sorry if someone already mentioned this one, but it's like the coolest song ever about a planet!

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    If you're willing to go classical - you can't beat Holst's The Planets. If you don't want to do all 4 movements, at least check out the 1st movement - Mars, the Bringer of War - I'm sure you'll recognize it from dozens of movie soundtracks although that might be a bit intense for a party. The Jupiter movement is just as recognizable and less intense.

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