Throughout history, humanity has been fascinated by the mysteries of the cosmos. From the earliest civilisations that gazed up at the stars, to the cutting-edge space-exploration missions of today, the universe has captured our imaginations and inspired us to dream big – and this fascination has often been expressed through music. From psych-rock freak-outs to stargazer ballads, the best songs about space take listeners on an interstellar journey through a sonic Big Bang.
Best Songs About Space: 10 Sonic Booms For Interstellar Voyagers
10: Eagles: Journey Of The Sorcerer (1975)
Despite not being directly related to space, it would be foolish not to consider Eagles’ Journey Of The Sorcerer as one of the best songs about space. After all, this instrumental, from the group’s 1975 album, One Of These Nights, was used as the theme song for the BBC sci-fi radio and television show The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Specifically chosen by the writer Douglas Adams, who felt it sounded suitably “spacey”, the tune features a bluegrass-like banjo and a whimsical melody that perfectly captures the essence of the show. As a result, it’s impossible to hear Journey Of The Sorcerer without thinking of the story’s protagonist, Arthur Dent, and his intergalactic adventures. Though not originally intended as a space song, Journey Of The Sorcerer has found its home among the stars.