50 years ago today — July 16, 1969 — Apollo 11 was launched and human beings first stepped on the moon.  Let’s celebrate that occasion with the most famous song about space travel: David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, a song that exploits our fear and wonder of the final frontier. 

In lesser hands, this track could’ve been nothing more than a goofy, one-joke song for the Dr. Demento crowd, but the clever songwriting, brilliant production and a vocal performance that captures Bowie’s innate other-worldly, alienated style makes this track so much more than a novelty song.

“Space Oddity” (David Bowie) Copyright 1969 Onward Music Limited

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2 comments on “David Bowie – “Space Oddity”

  1. Charlie Apr 15, 2022

    Brad! You’re amazing!
    Thanks for this impressive X-ray of Starman. I’m always surprised with the details that only you can find out.
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    You’re the best!