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Trochilidae 107 +4 (harmony)
(Original Version) David Bowie
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Duet Frenzy Friday!
Two voices are always better than one! One of the most incredible things about SingSnap are the bonds we form over our love of music! This Friday we are celebrating that in the biggest way and having a marathon duet challenge with no song limit!
This challenge consists of two parts. Both Part A and Part B must be completed. Read carefully!
Duet Frenzy Challenge - Part A: You may sing as many songs with as many members as you'd like! There is no song limit for this challenge - the more the merrier! If you already know what song you would like to sing, you can request it here!
Duet Frenzy Challenge - Part B: In your song comment section, simply tell us why you chose the Snapper you did to sing with! You love their voice? You love the song? Maybe they're your SingSnap BFF! We're keeping it simple because the goal of this challenge is to sing AS MANY DUETS as humanly possible. Only the FINISHED duet has to be dated Friday November 15th!
I chose this because I love the song !
..is a song written and recorded by David Bowie. It was first released as a 7-inch single on 11 July 1969. It was also the opening track of his second studio album, David Bowie.
It became one of Bowie's signature songs and one of four of his songs to be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut, and was released during a period of great interest in space flight. The United States' Apollo 11 mission would launch five days later and would become the first manned moon landing another five days after that.
The lyrics have also been seen to lampoon the British space programme, which was, and still is, an unmanned project. Bowie revisited his Major Tom character in the songs "Ashes to Ashes", "Hallo Spaceboy" and possibly the music video for "Blackstar".
In 2013, the song gained renewed popularity following its recording 44 years after Bowie by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who performed the song (with slightly revised lyrics) while aboard the International Space Station, and therefore became the first music video shot in space. In January 2016, the song re-entered singles charts around the world following Bowie's death, which included becoming Bowie's first single to top the French Singles Chart. The song also ranked as third on iTunes on 12 January 2016.
Space OddityDavid BowieGround Control to Major TomGround Control to Major TomTake your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major TomCommencing countdown, engines onCheck ignition and may God's love be with you
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff
This is Ground Control to Major TomYou've really made the gradeAnd the papers want to know whose shirts you wearNow it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
This is Major Tom to Ground ControlI'm stepping through the doorAnd I'm floating in a most peculiar wayAnd the stars look very different today
For hereAm I sitting in a tin canFar above the worldPlanet Earth is blueAnd there's nothing I can do
Though I'm past one hundred thousand milesI'm feeling very stillAnd I think my spaceship knows which way to goTell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major TomYour circuit's dead,there's something wrongCan you hear me, Major Tom?Can you hear me, Major Tom?Can you hear me, Major Tom?Can you....
Here am I floating round my tin canFar above the MoonPlanet Earth is blueAnd there's nothing I can do.
Thanks for listening,Trochilidae
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