Sci-fi songs

Our 2010 Halloween was more sci-fi oriented than usual.  There was a giant UFO crashed in the front yard and we were the Conehead family.  For our Halloween party, the living room was a planetarium and there was a mad scientist lab in the kitchen.  I wanted to do a playlist that focused on science fiction themes (whether there was a horror angle to them or not), but that was never completed in time.  Maybe some party in future, no pun intended.  Here is the beginning of the list of possibilities I assembled, and I am open to suggestions for additional tracks.


The year is listed next to some songs simply because I (or the original sources from which I compiled this list over the years) made note of them.  As I state on the playlist page, arranging songs chronologically actually makes for an intuitive mix since stylistically-similar tracks will almost automatically be grouped together).  Of course, I haven't gotten around to noting the year in most cases simply because that's so time-consuming to track down.

Songs about Aliens
Aquabats - Martian Girl
Batmobile - Amazons From Outer Space
Bill Riley and His Little Green Men - Flyin' Saucer Rock and Roll
Billy Lee Riley - Flying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll
Billy Thorp - Children of the Sun
Björk - Earth Intruders
Blue Oyster Cult  - E.T.I. Extra-terrestrial Intelligence
Brownsville Station - The Martian Boogie
Buddy Clinton - Take Me to Your Ladder (Bacharach-Hilliard) (1960)
Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures - Redneck Vixen from Outerspace
CCR - It Came Out Of The Sky
Cramps - Mojo Man from Mars
Crickets (The Black Crickets) - Man From The Moon
David Bowie - Starman
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Dickies - Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Plan 9 from Outa Space
Ghastly Ones -  flying saucers over van nuys
Ghastly Ones - the sighting
Ghastly Ones - weird spaceship
Godless Wicked Creeps - Little Green Men
Hans Conreid and Alice Pearce - Flying Saucer
Hans Conreid and Alice Pearce - Not of This Earth
Hans Conreid and Alice Pearce - Take us To Your President
Hans Conreid and Alice Pearce - The Purple people eater
Iron Maiden - Stranger in a Strange Land
Jayhawks - The Creature (From Outer Space)
Jayhawks(60's) - Creature From Outer Space
Jeff Barry w. Billy Mure Orch. - The Face From Outer Space (1960)
Jive 5 - People From Another World
John Cooper Clarke - (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - Here Come The Martian Martians (1977)
Kitty In A Casket - Space Invaders
Mad Sin - UFO
Megadeth - Hangar 18
Merv Griffin - The Screamin' Meemies From Planet "X" (1961)
Meteors - Attack of the Zorch Men
Meteors - Queen Of The Slug People
Meteors - Teenagers from Outer Space
Misfits - I Turned Into a Martian
Misfits - Mars Attacks
Misfits - Teenagers From Mars
Monster Magnet - Space Lord
Mummies - The Thing From Venus
Orbital - L.C.I.
Ozzy Osbourne - Fire In The Sky
Raiders - Raiders From Outer Space
Ran-Dells - Martian Hop (1963)
Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack
Rezurex - Devil Woman From Outer Space
Rob Zombie - Mars Needs Women
Rocky Sharpe and The Replays - The Martian Hop
Roky Erikson And The Aliens - Creature With The Atom Brain (1980)
Roswell Invaders - Invaders
Scotty Macgregor - Rollicking Man From Mars
Screaming Lord Sutch - Purple People Eater
Sha Na Na - The Purple People Eater (cover)
Sheb Wooley - Flying Purple People Eater (1958)
Sheb Wooley - Santa and The Purple People Eater
Sonny Day - Creature From Outer Space
The Hippos - The Aliens Are Here (from Scooby-Doo & the Alien Invaders)
Uncle Vic - Space Invaders (1980)
Weird Al Yankovic - Yoda (to the tune of "Lola")
White Zombie - Cosmic Monsters Inc.

Songs about Mutants
Alice Cooper - Nuclear Infected
Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (1977)
Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstien
Enigma - Out From The Deep
Imagine Dragons - Welcome to the New Age (Radioactive)
Meteors - Mutant Rock
Meteors - Radioactive Kid
Meteors - Scream Of The Mutants
Ray Anthony Orch - The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Ray Eyes (Silver Surfer) Jarvis Humby - Man With The X
Sara Hickman w/ Brave Combo - Radiation Man

Songs about Robots/Cybernetics
AC/DC - Who Made Who
Alan Parsons Project - I, Robot
Billy Idol - Neuromancer
Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures - Dr. Demon and The Robot Girl
Elvira - 3D TV
Gayla Peevy (As Jamie Horton) - Robot Man (1960)
Ghastly Ones - attack of robot atomico
Ghastly Ones - Robot Atomico
Hal Herzon And His Orch - Robot (Gould)
Judas Priest - Cyberface
Judas Priest - Electric Eye
Meteors - Dog Eat Robot
MGMT - Electric Feel
Nine Inch Nails - The Becoming
Phantom Rockers - Byonic Psycho
Phenomenauts - Cyborg
Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine (see also the trance remix)
Rocketz - Robot Rock
Steely Dan - True Companion (from the Heavy Metal sndtrk)
Styx - Mr. Roboto
U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing
U2 - Zooropa (1993)
White Zombie - More Human Than Human

Songs about Rockets/Spaceships
Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
Antoine De Treville Orch - Journey Into Space
Bomboras - Adventures Through Inner Space
Creed Taylor Orchestra - Out of This World
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Elton John - Rocketman
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Rocketship Oddity 13
Ghastly Ones - Orbitron
Harry King Orch - Rocket Ride (1956)
Lou Reed - Satellite of Love (or cover version by U2)
Man Or Astroman? - Journey To The Stars
Mcguire Sisters - Will There Be Space In A Space Ship (1961)
Misfits - Lost in Space
Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
Phantom Rockers - Trip To The Moon
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
Pink Floyd - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home
Space Cossacks - Transylvanian Orbit
Stray Cats - Blast Off
Tony Perkins - Rocket to the Moon (1957)
Vibro Champs - Martian Trip

Songs about Planets/Other Worlds
Alan Parsons Project - Sirius
B-52s - Cosmic Thing
Black Sabbath - Letters From Earth
Bomboras - Mystery Planet
David Bowie - Life on Mars
Electric Wizard - Mountains of Mars
Electric Wizard - Priestess of Mars
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Count Down...Planet 13
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Planet of the Apes
Hans Conreid and Alice Pearce - What Do You hear From The red Planet
Jackie Fautherie - First Man On Mars
Jimi Hendrix - Third Stone from the Sun
Merv Griffin - The Screamin' Meemies From Planet X
Meteors - Surfin' On The Planet Zorch
Police - Walking on the Moon
World Class Wreckin' Kru - The Planet

Songs about Other Dimensions
Bomboras - Adventures Through Inner Space
Challengers - Out Of Limits
Ghastly Ones - Dimension 66
Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
Krontjong Devils - Twilight Zone
Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone
Markettes - Out Of Limits
Misfits - The Forbidden Zone
Neil Norman and His Cosmic Orchestra - Twilight Zone
Opening - The Outer Limits Theme
Twilight Zone - 4-D

Songs about Time Travel
Bomboras - Beyond The Sound Of Time
Huey Lewis and the News - Back in Time
Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time
Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Time Warp (1975)
Timelords/KLF - Doctorin' the Tardis

Songs about The Future
Blondie - Rapture
Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
Electric Light Orchestra - Time (the entire album)
Gary Numan - Cars
Gary Numan - Down in the Park
Kraftwerk - Computerworld
Nena - 99 Luftballons (1984)
New World - In The Year 2525
Pink Floyd - Sorrow
Rush - 2112
Rush - Red Barchetta
Rush - Red Sector A

Songs about Science and Technology
Art of Noise - Paranoimia (features Max Headroom)
Bomboras - Project Zero
Bomboras - War Of The Satellites
Ghastly Ones - Mysterion
Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science (1985)
Pat Benatar - My Clone Sleeps Alone
Rob Zombie - What Lurks On Channel X ?
Roger Waters - Radio Waves
Rush - Manhattan Project
Teresa Brewer - Satellite (1958)
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science (1982)
Weird Al Yankovic - I Think I'm a Clone Now

Songs about Science Fiction Stories
American Werewolves - The Day the Earth Stood Still
Divinyls - Science Fiction
Electric Light Orchestra - Mission (A World Record)
Iron Maiden - To Tame a Land (based on Frank Herbert's novel Dune)
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes - Science Fiction Double Feature (cover)
Misfits - This Island Earth
Queen - Flash
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Science Fiction/Double Feature (1975)
Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper
Star Wars - Disco
X Files theme (1993)
X Files theme (DJ Dado remix)

Note-worthy sci-fi soundtracks

Blade Runner by Vangelis
Superman (e.g., Plant Krypton) by John Williams
Star Wars by John Williams
Close Encounters of the Third Kind by John Williams
Various Star Trek themes over the years


Note that techno/electronica almost always sounds futuristic and makes for good sci-fi playlist.  I could throw together a playlist like that in less time than it would take to play it, but I'm consciously going for kitch (e.g., Mr. Roboto) as much as the sound itself.



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