David Bowie — Space Oddity
Album: Space Oddity
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Released: 1969
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ground control to Major Tom
Ground control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground control to Major Tom (10, 9, 8, 7)
Commencing countdown, engines on (6, 5, 4, 3)
Check ignition, and may God's love be with you (2, 1, liftoff)

This is ground control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to ground control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past 100,000 miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much
She knows

Ground control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do
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To me 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo has another version shot in the space station   great song


 On_The_Beach wrote:
This is Major Tom to ground control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

https://ipnspace.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/2001_space_odyssey_12.jpg

 
Good import - whatever happened to David Bowman anyway?
a special place because this is the first song my son learned to play on the guitar when he was 7. 
Of all the recent music biz deaths in the past year or so... I'm feeling this loss the most right now. What a unique talent.
 vanillagorilla wrote:
Saw him do it live in Vancouver during the Let's Dance tour and he sat on the edge of the stage and did it with only his acoustic guitar...will remember that forever

 
Wow, I can only imagine ! 
 dsz wrote:
{#Frustrated}{#Drunk}{#Beat}{#Sleep}{#Taped-shut} painful painful painful

 
Pfft
{#Frustrated}{#Drunk}{#Beat}{#Sleep}{#Taped-shut} painful painful painful
Saw him do it live in Vancouver during the Let's Dance tour and he sat on the edge of the stage and did it with only his acoustic guitar...will remember that forever
Years ago I was keeping tabs on a Best Songs of All-Time Countdown on a Toronto radio station.  In the States, "Stairway to Heaven" or "Hey Jude" always seemed to take the cake, but in Toronto, it was Space Oddity at #1.  Good for you, Canada.
{#Sunny}
It's the first time for me hearing three times a niner in a row after switching in - a great feeling {#Biggrin}
 coloradojohn wrote:
Remember the first few times you heard this coming over the radiowaves as a kid? well, I still get chills when I think of EVERY TIME...

 
Yep, senior in high school, nothing but sports and females to focus on.  FM was really coming into its own WBCN rocked!
This man gooder at music than me. Holy shit, the bass line... It's all so good.
a ten for sure....
Should I rate this highly because it's a very good tune — or downrate it because I heard it on FM at least 4,267 times, there is nothing new to hear here, and if I were never to f'ing hear it again I would not miss it? 
 
This is Major Tom to ground control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

https://ipnspace.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/2001_space_odyssey_12.jpg

I'll see your 11 and raise you 14 

 

Jota wrote:

11

 

There are songs that "10" doesn't describe: Penny Lane, Money, Satisfaction, Baba O'Reilly - and this one. 
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