Friday Playlist: Outer Space

Tune in, tune out, blast off, and enjoy the view.

Tune in, tune out, blast off, and enjoy the view.

Illustration by Minna


  • Madness March 2nd, 2012 11:19 PM

    THERE aRE other WORLds they have not told you oF

    • taylorhotel March 3rd, 2012 12:45 AM

      yOU’RE mAd, CRAZy I say

    • Laia March 3rd, 2012 9:29 AM

      wild friday night in the commentz.

  • caro nation March 3rd, 2012 12:07 AM

    Every planet we reach is dead!

  • cherrycola27 March 3rd, 2012 12:14 AM

    He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot. Love Grandaddy. They are doing a couple shows together later this year!!! I HAVE to go to one, I’ll die if I don’t.

  • thedoctorhastwohearts March 3rd, 2012 12:20 AM

    May I suggest Alligator Sky by Owl City? :D

  • Susann March 3rd, 2012 1:08 AM

    How about The Beatles’ “Across The Universe”?

  • JJFRENCHANDTHEQUEENS March 3rd, 2012 1:21 AM

    Fiona Apple and David Bowie <3

  • mayaautumn March 3rd, 2012 2:23 AM

    David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie
    Oh God he is amazing

  • Mila March 3rd, 2012 4:15 AM

    hey, how about “Space Is The Place” by Sun Ra? –>

    or “Rocket Number Nine” by Sun Ra? –>

    i think they’ll both fit amazing! <333

  • mirandaelizabeth March 3rd, 2012 4:18 AM

    oh my god spacemen 3!!

  • frostytime March 3rd, 2012 6:28 AM

    Hell yes I love this idea! I have a picture of saturns rings from national geographic and thought itd be cool to make it into an outfit(and it was). My own playlist is *~~stars// and I recommend Chinatown (grizzly nothing), but not tonight (depeche mode), Lately Deuxieme (Memoryhouse), knife (grizzly bear), bury us alive (statfucker), falling (Florence and the machine), stop the dams (gorillaz), and of course Underneath the stars (the cure).
    I have a feeling that this month is gonna be so awesome!!

  • saltwater March 3rd, 2012 6:28 AM


  • eggzonable March 3rd, 2012 6:35 AM

    and where is Life on Mars? :(

  • sttefaaa March 3rd, 2012 6:42 AM

    This is perfect for a Saturday morning!

  • Izzy March 3rd, 2012 8:32 AM

    and i suggest Starman, also by David Bowie…it’s beautiful!

  • Cosmo Beatrix March 3rd, 2012 8:37 AM

    Life On Mars – David Bowie c’moooon

  • burgundy March 3rd, 2012 8:41 AM

    Mmm Spacemen 3, but what about Spiritualized?

  • decemberbaby March 3rd, 2012 10:24 AM

    This is glorious. I can never get over how beautiful Fiona Apple’s version of Across the Universe is.

  • Nicole March 3rd, 2012 10:43 AM

    “In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme)” by Queen is about the most space-y song i can think of

  • Moskje March 3rd, 2012 11:30 AM

    Outer Space by Prodigy? Why am I the only one who thought about that?

    Also, Kasabian has done a great cover I maybe like even more than the original:

  • Jamie March 3rd, 2012 12:13 PM

    what about twinkle twinkle little star?

  • bohobambi March 3rd, 2012 2:21 PM

    This needs Interstellar Overdrive by Pink Floyd. :)

    • Toria Crux March 14th, 2012 9:34 PM


  • bowiecandy March 3rd, 2012 2:51 PM

    What about I’m A Pilot by Fanfarlo?

  • I.ila March 3rd, 2012 3:20 PM

    Rocket Man?

  • Kaleidoscopeeyes March 3rd, 2012 3:42 PM

    What about Florence and the Machine’s Cosmic Love?

  • MissKnowItAll March 3rd, 2012 4:06 PM

    “Embrace the Martian” by Crookers

  • tomfoolery March 3rd, 2012 4:09 PM


  • Lascelles March 3rd, 2012 4:19 PM

    I love this playlist! All my favorite songs fits this month’s theme. Here is what my 10 would look like…

    Daddy’s Car – Cardigans
    She’s So High – Tal Bachman
    Such Great Heights – Postal Service
    Letters from the Sky – Civil Twilight
    Satellite – Dave Matthews Band
    Pink Moon – Nick Drake
    1983… (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) – Hendrix
    Venus as a boy – Bjork or Ray
    Loved by the Sun – Tangerine Dream
    Renaissance Affair – Hooverphonic

  • marineo March 3rd, 2012 4:19 PM

    space oddity <3
    i used that song in my 9th grade poetry project and i got 100%

  • whisperedglasswords March 3rd, 2012 4:32 PM

    “Cosmos (Outer Space)” By t.A.T.u and “Drops of Jupiter” by Train would be my personal additions. :) And, yay! Fiona Apple!

  • Eleanor March 3rd, 2012 6:27 PM

    nom nom nom this is SUCH a good playlist…

  • Impybat March 3rd, 2012 7:40 PM

    May I suggest “Supernova” by Liz Phair?

  • Lucas March 3rd, 2012 8:37 PM

    MECANO at rookie! OMFG can’t believe it!

    • Laia March 4th, 2012 6:26 PM

      YAY! I’m glad someone likes Mecano too! this song is so so so aces. it’s about the first dog in space!

      • Lucas March 12th, 2012 8:07 AM

        I know :) I’m from Barcelona, and makes me happy see in Rookie spanish related stuff!

  • potameides March 3rd, 2012 9:23 PM

    I’d be tempted to go for “Another Girl, another Planet” by The Only Ones- but a less obvious one would be “Do the Astral Plane by Flying Lotus. There are probably hundreds more brilliant songs suitable for this playlist- but this is great.

  • AnguaMarten March 4th, 2012 1:22 PM

    i would’ve included under the milky way by the church…

  • Chandler March 4th, 2012 2:33 PM

    I love this playlist! Also, a great song would be Breathe By Pink Floyd :)

  • rainymouse March 4th, 2012 4:06 PM

    The playlists won’t play for me on this website anymore. Now I have to go to to listen to them. Is anyone else having this problem?

    • Tourdivoire March 5th, 2012 5:45 PM

      Same for me! It stopped working for the “Les filles qui chantent” playlist, which was SO frustrating since I’m both French and obsessed by French female singers from the sixties!
      (using Mozilla Firefox 9.0.1)

      • Anaheed March 5th, 2012 5:54 PM

        Can you try updating Firefox to version 10.0 or later, and tell us what happens?

  • carladee March 5th, 2012 3:31 AM

    this is an awesome theme!!!

    here’s my addition to this week’s playlist:

  • jeezny April 16th, 2012 10:28 PM

    This whole playlist could have been nothing but David Bowie songs.

  • divingforreality April 21st, 2012 9:12 PM

    This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you.