Space Oddity by Trochilidae

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Space Oddity


(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!

Challenge Details!

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 !

"Space Oddity" 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 Oddity
David Bowie

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills
and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown,
engines on
Check 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 Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule
if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating
in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past
one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much
she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead,
there's something wrong
Can 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 can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do.

Thanks for listening,


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