Music·Posted on Jun 6, 201314 Songs About Space That Are Out Of This WorldSo, most of these deal with love and whatever, but metaphorically, they're space jams!!!by Maria ShermanBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. David Bowie, "Space Oddity" View this video on YouTube youtube.com The title track from the album of the same name, David Bowie's "Space Oddity" might be the quintessential space jam. Fun fact: Commander Chris Hadfield performed the song on the International Space Station in May 2013, because, like, what is more space than singing in space? 2. The Kinks, "Supersonic Rocket Ship" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Ray Davies, the mastermind behind the Kinks, wrote "Supersonic Rocket Ship" in response to BS celebrity culture, using the metaphor of an awesome rocket ship where "nobody has to be hip" and "nobody's gonna travel second class." Basically, go to space, everyone is chill there. 3. Liz Phair, "Supernova" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Here's the rundown: Liz Phair is, like, super into some bro, who is so sick he's basically a human supernova. Literally nothing says love like a solid space metaphor. 4. Radiohead, "Subterranean Homesick Alien" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Space can also represent isolation, vastness, feeling all the sad feelings you've ever felt; Radiohead teaches us this in college. 5. Kool Keith, "Aliens" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Nobody, NOBODY believes in aliens more than rapper Kool Keith, who was once quoted as admitting to actually owning alien bones. Like, he thinks he found them. Conspiracy theory: he's the alien, diverting attention by claiming he knows of other aliens. 6. R.E.M., "Man on the Moon" View this video on YouTube youtube.com While the R.E.M. single is largely about performer Andy Kaufman, it deals with ideas of hoaxes, including the moon landing. Get it? Man on the moon? 7. The Jesus & Mary Chain, "Lost Star" View this video on YouTube youtube.com The Jesus & Mary Chain are arguably the coolest band on the planet (all the planets) and their music sounds like floating in space. In addition to "Lost Star" they have a few universe jams, including "Stardust Remedy" and "Man on the Moon." 8. Felt, "Space Blues" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Scottish cult heroes Felt released this song as a 12-inch; it's impossible to find in real life and sometimes I question whether or not it is even real. "Space Blues" is about being sad. 9. Sun Ra, "Tapestry From An Asteroid" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Get this: his name is Sun Ra, the song is titled "Tapestry From An Asteroid," and it's from the album We Travel the Space Ways on Saturn Records. You can't get more space than that. 10. Europe, "The Final Countdown" View this video on YouTube youtube.com There are actual verses to this song about going to Venus and whatnot but clearly that doesn't matter because IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN *do da do do da do do do* 11. Patti Smith, "Space Monkey" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Pretty sure goddess Patti Smith is discussing metaphorical space here — as in the absence between things — but this song is just too perfect not to include on this list. Also: monkey. 12. Tori Amos, "Space Dog" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Space dog as patriarchy, space dog sucks, Tori Amos does not. 13. Kate Bush, "Hello Earth" View this video on YouTube youtube.com Take a men's choral passage, add dreamy female vocals, drizzle on top figurative language, and you have "Hello Earth," Bush's spacey masterpiece. She truly reached for the stars on this one. 14. The Steve Miller Band, "The Joker" View this video on YouTube youtube.com The ultimate in space jams. They better call you the space cowboy. 15. GZA, "Dark Matter" View this video on YouTube youtube.com And, of course, we can't forget GZA — a noted space junkie — dropping some knowledge about the Big Bang.