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.


Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (81)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust 3:44 689,735
David Bowie - Changes 3:50 619,094
Lou Reed - Perfect Day 3:44 551,682
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 5:55 1,185,454
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side 4:14 559,768
The Doors - Light My Fire 7:09 880,780

Listening Trend

636,753listeners all time
3,652,847scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners