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Published on February 7th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Elon Musk’s Spaceman needs a playlist for his million-year journey. Let’s help him out.

Yesterday, SpaceX launched one of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadsters into a solar orbit where it will soar through the void for untold millions of years. Here’s an actual picture from onboard. (PS: F–k you, Flat Earthers.)

Spaceman has one song on the Tesla’s stereo: David Bowie’s “LIfe on Mars,” which is running on repeat. This has been a great boon to Bowie, who has seen streams rise by 42%.

That seems a little cruel having just the one song on the stereo, so I’ve crowdsourced this playlist for him.

What else can we add to it?




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6 Responses to Elon Musk’s Spaceman needs a playlist for his million-year journey. Let’s help him out.

  1. Marty Murray says:

    Great playlist!!! Wow!

  2. Dave says:

    TROOPER – Live From The Moon

  3. dave mcphee says:

    Bowie’s Moonage Daydream, from ‘Live in Philadelphia’

  4. dmp says:

    Klaatu- Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

  5. Mike B. says:

    Prism…Spaceship SuperStar!

  6. Marty Murray says:

    “Calling Occupants” is already on there, dmp, but another good Klaatu song is “Anus Of Uranus,” from the same album. I also suggest “Dream Weaver” by Gary Wright, and “High Roller” by the Crystal Method.

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