Space Oddity (3:47)

Cover of The Best of David Bowie 1969-74

From The Best of David Bowie 1969-74 and 87 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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Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six)

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  • theironictea

    Fucking excellent.

    25 Feb 8:40pm Reply
  • oskarchucky

    Ground control to major tom

    16 Feb 5:18pm Reply
  • fool2010


    9 Feb 10:25pm Reply
  • nv4

    so beautiful and perfect song

    9 Feb 6:14pm Reply
  • enxe3


    31 Jan 5:44pm Reply
  • Druid66

    The first interplanetary pop song, it was later performed in literal outer space, by a shuttle astronaut... just amazing...

    14 Jan 5:12am Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    Planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

    7 Jan 1:48am Reply

    DOGS first.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Googga

    This is ground control to Major Tom.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mhzesent


    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Venus_de_Milo

    One of my favorite songs of all time

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    Bowie’s first hit was a mindblower: “Space Oddity,” the tale of Major Tom, a make-believe astronaut stuck in space. When released in 1969, it was timely: both “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the Apollo 11 moon landing were big news. But “Space Oddity” has lived on, always a favorite because of its beautifully crafted structure, captivating yet odd story and strangely appealing musical themes - and Bowie’s vocal is one of his most compelling – which is saying something. -- watchmojo

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment


    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • theironictea

    This song is perfect. Simply amazing.

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • nelsonha

    Brilliant song!

    8 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Musicmagicianme

    Some of His best music was during the Ziggy Stardust Era what a great alter ego

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • DalilaOliveira

    mil corações pra essa música, pro David muso sempre!!!

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • palewonderwall

    take your protein pills, and put your helmet on people...

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Rud-Johns

    Without A Trace episode <3

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
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