Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft...

Mercury - Kathleen Edwards

Mercury - Throwing Muses

Mercury - Counting Crows

Venus As A Boy - Bjork

Venus In Furs - Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground

Venus Man Trap - Veruca Salt

I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King

Hello Earth - Kate Bush

Mother Earth - Holly Golightly

Life On Mars - David Bowie

Linda Goes to Mars - John Prine

Teenagers from Mars - The Misfits

Hey Jupiter - Tori Amos

Drops of Jupiter - Train

Jupiter Winter - Sufjan Stevens

Saturn 5 - Inspiral Carpets

Saturn - Stevie Wonder

Rings of Saturn - False Sacrament

Nightflight to Uranus - Datarock

Pigs of Uranus - Pink Fairies

Uranus - Scared Weird Little Guys

Neptune City - Nicole Atkins

Kidnapped by Neptune - Scout Niblett

Mercury is Clearly Opposing Neptune - Paper Moon

Pluto - Clare and The Reasons

Hallucinating Pluto - The B-52s

One-Way Ticket to Pluto - Dead Kennedys

When I was a kid (and all this was fields!), Pluto was still a planet, therefore it gets an honourable inclusion here.


ZenDenizen said...

What a fun compilatation. What do you think of Space by Prince?

Grizzly Brears said...

Very clever... now let's see one about all the moons! :-)

Divinyl said...

I'm afraid I don't know Space Zen :o$ Why, you think I should cover the whole cosmos??

As for you Griz...good to see you back! Where on earth have you been? For the moons, I think perhaps I would have to start writing songs...and a rhyming dictionary would probably come in useful too!

Anonymous said...

OK - here area few from The Fat Man (you can't fool him!):
This Bitter Earth - Dinah Washington
Earth Blues - Jimi Hendrix
Earth Angel - The Penguins
Earth Song - Michael Jackson
Earth Died Screaming - Tom Waits
Hole In The Earth - The Deftones
You Promised Me The Moon But I Prefer Uranus - Red Peters (!!!!)
Mercury Blues - David Lindley and El Rayo X
The Martian Boogie - Brownsville Station
The Martian Hop - The Ran - Dells
South Saturn Delta - Jimi Hendrix
Saturn Return - R.E.M.
Subway to Venus - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Venus In Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton
I'm Your Venus - Shocking Blue
Venus - Frankie Avalon
One Way Ticket to Pluto - Dead Kennedies
Hallucinating Pluto - B 52's

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I duplicated a couple of yours there.
I agree moons starts to open up a huge (often banal) area but how about an honourable mention for St Judy's Comet - Paul Simon?
The Fat Man

Divinyl said...

Hi Anonymous...I mean Dad! Ha ha...you should use 'The Fat Man' as a proper nickname on here, rather than just being anonymous!

I must admit, I didn't have Dinah's This Bitter Earth, but did have A Stranger On Earth by her... of course, Earth was one of the ones where the difficulty of the task was in whittling it down, rather than looking for sufficient songs that were at least partially decent (as was the problem with 'Uranus'!). I didn't know or have The Deftones' track either, but I'm guessing the boys helped along with that one?

But since when was 'martian' a planet??

Oh, and I decided not to duplicate on artists too...otherwise Pluto by Bjork would have been another great song. And Hendrix seems to have covered the majority of them somewhere in his catalogue!

Congrats on losing your commenting virginity!

Paul said...

Great theme idea.

A few more...

Mercury Poisoning - Graham Parker
Venus Stop The Train - Wilco
We'll Inherit The Earth - Replacements
Mars Needs Guitars! - Hoodoo Gurus
Planet Queen - T. Rex

The farther out the planet, the tougher it gets.

Divinyl said...

Hi Paul...and welcome, welcome etc. etc.

The only one of those I've even heard of is the Hoodoo Gurus track, so you're several up on me there! T-Rex...how about 'Ballrooms of Mars'?

I struggled a little to find songs I actually like for Saturn and Uranus! There weren't a great many for Neptune, but those that there were were good songs, I think. As for Pluto...quite a lot to choose from. People must feel sorry for it and its relegation!

Anonymous said...

Mercury - Bloc party