Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered if this is all there is to things? Maybe you’ve wondered if there is another planet out there somewhere that harbors life. Perhaps you’ve even seen what might widely be considered a UFO and wondered if it’s some government project or if that craft is truly powered by aliens.
Wherever you stand on the subject, you have to admit that the idea that aliens could potentially exist is both intriguing and somewhat frightening, all at the same time. It’s been the subject of countless numbers of movies and television shows. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that there are also a vast number of songs written about the subject. if you’re still not convinced, check out the 10 songs listed below. They’re all about aliens and they just might satisfy your curiosity, or perhaps even spark it.
10. Mr. Spaceman (The Byrds, 1970)
What would you do if you actually ran into somebody that was from outer space? Would it be a friendly creature like the one from “ET” or would it be something that wanted to cut your head off and dissect you? That’s the question because it’s virtually impossible to tell which way things would go until you’re already neck-deep into things. Of course, this particular song has its own take on things, but who knows how it would really go if you ran into an alien yourself.
9. Rapture (Blondie, 1980)
Blondie was definitely one of the more popular singing acts, especially during the early 1980s. As it turns out, this was one of the most popular songs. As you might be able to tell from the title, it deals with sort of a different take on the whole alien thing. It’s really a song that’s best listened to because it seems like everyone that listens to it gets their own personal take on what it’s actually about. That being said, it’s been widely regarded as a song about aliens for a number of years now.
8. Aliens Exist (Blink-182, 1999)
This song is a little bit tongue-in-cheek. It outright states in the title that aliens exist, but is it really talking about the little green men from Mars? It’s much more likely that it’s talking about dealing with people that you just can’t seem to find any common ground with. It wouldn’t be the first time that a person who seems completely different in virtually every aspect of life has been called an alien.
7. I Turned into a Martian (Misfits, 1981)
What would you do if you actually did turn into a Martian? Obviously, this could pose some rather unique problems for anybody if they actually found themselves in such a situation. Again, the song can also be taken to mean that you’re in an experience that is completely unfamiliar to you and you don’t know how to conduct yourself in order to fit in with those around you, at least not yet. This is a feeling that almost every person can identify with, whether it means starting at a new school, going to college or starting a new job. Sometimes something as simple as moving to a new town can make you feel like you are the alien and everyone else is in on a secret that you’re completely oblivious to.
6. Starlight (Muse, 2006)
This is the song for all those people out there who consider themselves stargazers, those who really enjoy sitting around, looking at the stars and wondering about the possibility of life on another planet.
5. Planet Claire (The B-52’s, 1978)
Here’s another song that is very much tongue-in-cheek. Have you ever met someone that you really thought you would hit it off with at first, but the more you got to know them, the more you realized that they are truly on another planet, and not in a good way? That is precisely what this song is about. It’s actually rather comical in the way that it’s handled, but it also serves as a reminder that every person has both been on the receiving and the giving end of this particular situation. In other words, almost everyone knows another person that seems completely alien to just about everything. On the other hand, virtually everyone has been in a situation where they felt like they were the one that stuck out like a sore thumb.
4. A L I E N S (Coldplay, 2017)
This particular song is actually quite sad. Despite its title, it’s not about the types of aliens that you might first associate it with. Instead, it’s a song that tells the story of a family who has virtually no money, even to the point of being forced to move out of their home in the middle of the night because they can’t come up with rent. The song goes on to talk about how living this type of life makes one feel like an alien to the rest of the world. It also serves as a reminder that it’s easy to feel like that’s basically how the world sees you, because you’re not able to do the same things that most of the other individuals you come into contact with are able to do. At its core, it is one of the most effective meditations on poverty that have come along in quite some time.
3. Martian Girl (The Aquabats, 1996)
Here again, you have somebody saying that another person seems almost alien to them, in this case, that someone is a would-be girlfriend. It’s important to remember that even when other people refer to you in this manner, the best thing you can do is hold on to your autonomy. Perhaps that’s why this song has become so popular over the years. It serves as a reminder not to change who you are just to please others, but instead to be yourself unapologetically, even if that means that some people think that you’re so far out there, you might as well be from another planet.
2. I’ve Seen the Saucers (Elton John, 1974)
Here you have a song that basically takes you into a make-believe world and allows you to go along for the ride. It’s almost like reading a book or watching a movie about aliens, but instead, you’re listening to it in musical form. it may not be his most widely known song, but it’s definitely a tune that most people remember once they’ve heard it.
1. Starman (David Bowie, 1969)
Who could ever forget about the quintessential David Bowie song that talks about someone who travels the stars? This song has been used in countless numbers of movies, television shows and even commercials. Despite the fact that it came out in the late 1960s, it’s just as popular today as it ever was. That says a great deal about the quality of the song and the inspiration that many people feel when listening to his music overall.
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