The universe through music: 10 songs inspired by the Moon, space and its planets

The 50th anniversary of the Moon landing on 20 July has awakened the fantasy of many. Here’s the perfect playlist of musicians who have let themselves be inspired by the universe and its celestial bodies.

The study and observation of celestial bodies is based on physical principles and precise mathematical models. However, music can also be considered a science with fixed rules: sound waves, frequencies, keys, symmetry.

Nevertheless, when it comes to composing or listening to music, emotions take over. Like the ones we experience when we admire the Moon, the Sun, space, stars, planets, faraway unexplored worlds. Here are 10 songs of artists who found their inspiration in space and its mysteries.

Daft Punk – Contact [Random Access Memories]
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David Bowie – Space Oddity [Space Oddity]
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Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon [Let Me Love You]
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Elton John – Rocket Man [Honky Château]elton john - honky chateau

Air – Venus [Talkie Walkie]
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Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space [Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space]
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Beatles – Across the Universe [Let It Be]

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Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos [I Am The Cosmos]
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Steve Miller Band – Space Cowboy [Brave New World]
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The Orb – Super Nova At The End Of The Universe [The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld]
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