Space Oddity (3:47)

Cover of The Best Of David Bowie 1969-74

From The Best Of David Bowie 1969-74 and 80 other releases

“Space Oddity” is a song written and performed by David Bowie and released as a single in 1969. It is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut who becomes depressed during an outer-space mission. Supposedly released to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing, it appears on the album Space Oddity. The BBC featured the song in its television coverage of the lunar landing.


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