Halloween-Worth Playlist: The Top 100 SciFi-Themed Songs of All Time

A number of years ago, I produced an Ongoing History of New Music episode called “Space” which looked at how certain alt-rock artists (Bowie, Pixies, Foo Fighters) had a fascination with either space travel or science fiction. Io9.com has expanded on this idea by listing 100 of the greatest of these songs.

It got my attention right away with #99, Rush’s ode to a black hole.

Number one was a bit of a surprise, but perhaps in retrospect, maybe not. And no, it’s not “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

3 thoughts on “Halloween-Worth Playlist: The Top 100 SciFi-Themed Songs of All Time

  • December 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    With the Edge running Archive shows running 3 times a week, is there any chance that we could here the OHNM episode you mensioned here. Sounds interesting.


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