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?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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

  • February 8, 2018 at 10:14 pm

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

  • February 8, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Klaatu- Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

  • February 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Prism…Spaceship SuperStar!

  • February 9, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    “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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