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Old 08-15-2019, 01:26 PM
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Are there songs about all the planets of our solar system?


There was a thread about space themed songs a while ago. But I'm interested about songs especially about our planets (and I include Pluto, I'm old fashioned that way). So here's what I got:

Mercury:

Ok, I start by cheating. I don't know a song about the planet, but at least a song about a car with its name: Steve Miller Band - Mercury Blues


Venus:

Ok, it's weak, but I'm cheating again... Shocking Blue - Venus

Earth:

Ok, this is quite easy. I'll choose Michael Jackson's Earth Song (though I hate the song)

Mars:

Also easy: David Bowie - Life On Mars

Jupiter:

I don't like this song either, but it's the only one that comes to mind: Train - Drops Of Jupiter

Saturn:

Stevie Wonder - Saturn

For Uranus, Neptune and Pluto I've got nothing. Can you do better?
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Gustav Holst's The Planets suite, with each movement named after a planet of the Solar System, should be mentioned.
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For Uranus, Neptune and Pluto I've got nothing. Can you do better?
For Uranus, there's "Rocket to Uranus" by Vengaboys & Perez Hilton.
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Gustav Holst's The Planets suite, with each movement named after a planet of the Solar System, should be mentioned.
For Uranus, there's "Rocket to Uranus" by Vengaboys & Perez Hilton.
I just knew that the "Uranus" examples would include the usual pun .
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Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine" mentions Neptune specifically, along with Jupiter and Saturn...

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Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania
Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten
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When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
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As Walken's cite points out, there have been "PLuto" additions to Holst's Planet's suite, including one by Leonard Bernstein.

Christine Lavin has been a big supporter of Pluto, ever since it was downgraded to a planetoid. She went as far as to sell booklets about it on her website. Her song Planet X (from "Shining my flashlight on the Moon") is dedicated to Pluto:

https://christinelavin.com/songs/Shi...n_the_Moon/233

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loHgvX96J-0
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Holst's The Planets was an influence on the Star Wars soundtrack. Here's Holst's "Mars" accompanied by Star Wars footage.
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Venus and Mars/Rock Show by Paul McCartney and Wings.
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Jimi Hendrix's "Valleys of Neptune," though it's weak because I think he's singing about the Roman deity. Still, you take what you can get.

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Interplanet Janet of the Schoolhouse Rock science series
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:50 PM
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Uranus:

The movie "Journey to the Seventh Planet" (1962) has an outro song in some versions. In others, it's just an instrumental, but in some it has words. But the title of it is "Journey to the Seventh Planet."
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Pluto Drive-- The Creatures
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:18 PM
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Venus entry: TMBG - "For Science", though it references the (supposed) population more than the planet itself

I will date the girl from Venus
Flowers die and so will I
Yes, I will kiss the girl from Venus for science
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Here are songs that mention planets in the title (with some help from The Music Lyrics Database):

Mercury
Agents of Good Roots : Mercury Jones
Alan Jackson : Mercury Blues
BT : Mercury and Solace
Brian Setzer Orchestra : '49 Mercury Blues
Clarks : Mercury
Clutch : Mercury
Counting Crows : Mercury
Darius : Mercury Rising
Darius Danesh : Mercury Rising
Fightstar : Mercury Summer
Gathering : Sand And Mercury
Graham Parker : Mercury Poisoning
Jim Caroll : Pools of Mercury
Kathleen Edwards : Mercury
Red Hot Chili Peppers : On Mercury
Smashing Pumpkins : The Crying Tree Of Mercury
Steve Kilbey : Mercury Towers
Steve Miller : Mercury Blues
THE CLARKS : Mercury
The Wedding Present : Mercury
Treble Charger : Mercury Smile
Voivod : Mercury

Venus
Acid Bath : Venus Blue
Air : Venus
Bananarama : Venus
Billy Idol : Venus
Bjork : Venus As A Boy
Cradle Of Filth : Venus in Fear
Creatures : Venus Sands
Curve : Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
D.I. : Venus De Milo
DAVE NAVARRO : Venus In Furs
Lady Gaga : Venus
Macy Gray : Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak
Marc Bolan and T. Rex : Venus Loon
Mystifier : A Chant To The Goddess Of Love - Venus
Paul McCartney : Venus And Mars
Stevie Wonder : Venus' Flytrap and the Bug
T-Rex : Venus Loon
The B-52's : 53 Miles West of Venus
Theatre of Tragedy : Venus
UFO : Venus
Velvet Underground : Venus In Furs

Earth
10000 Maniacs : The Earth Pressed Flat
30 Seconds To Mars : Edge Of The Earth
Anathema : At One With The Earth
Blessid Union Of Souls : Standing At The Edge Of The Earth
Britney Spears : Heaven On Earth
Carpathian Forest : One With The Earth
Color Me Badd : The Earth, The Sun, The Rain
David Usher : Final Thoughts And The Last Day On Earth
Doors : Not To Touch The Earth
Exit 159 : Lost On Earth
Guns' N' Roses : Salt Of The Earth
I Mother Earth : Earth, Sky & C.
Kenny Loggins : This Island Earth
Kinks : Scum Of The Earth
Michael Jackson : Earth Song
Mike Oldfield : Earth Moving
Mobb Deep : Hell On Earth
Nightwish : The Greatest Show On Earth
Sam Phillips : Holding On To The Earth
The Badlees : Heaven on Earth
The Gun Club : Mother Of Earth
U2 : Last Night On Earth
Ultramagnetic MC's : Bring it Down to Earth
V : Earth, Wind & Fire
Vangelis : Sunny earth
X-clan : Earth Bound

Mars
Amber : Anyway (Men Are From Mars)
Ayreon : My House On Mars
Bad Religion : Fields Of Mars
CR : Ballrooms Of Mars
Cause And Effect : Mars
Ceaser : Visions Of Mars
Curve : Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
David Bowie : Life On Mars?
Faith no More : Woodpecker From Mars
I Mother Earth : When Did You Get Back From Mars?
Johan : Life On Mars
John Prine : Linda Goes To Mars
Kelis : Mars
MISFITS : teenagers from mars
Marc Bolan and T. Rex : Ballrooms of Mars
Misfits : Mars Attacks
Pastor Troy : Move To Mars
Paul McCartney : Venus And Mars
Placebo : Mars Landing Party
T-Rex : Ballrooms Of Mars

Jupiter
311 : Jupiter
Andreas Dorau : Fred Vom Jupiter
Celestial Season : Jupiter
Die Doraus Und Die Marinas : Fred Vom Jupiter
Earth Wind And Fire : Jupiter
Fireside : Jupiter
Jewel : Jupiter
Leningrad Cowboys : Jupiter Calling
Marc Bolan and T. Rex : Jupiter Liar
Smashing Pumpkins : Jupiter's Lament
T-Rex : Jupiter Liar
THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : Jupiter
The Cure : Jupiter Crash
Tito And Tarantula : Jupiter
Tori Amos : Hey Jupiter
Train : Drops Of Jupiter
Trey Songz : Jupiter Love

Saturn
America : Saturn Nights
Eraserheads : Saturn Return
Fu ManChu : Saturn III
Kendra Smith : Interlude Saturn
Paula Cole : Saturn Girl
Pazuzu : Saturn's somber moons... (The Voyage)
R.E.M. : Saturn Return
REM : Saturn Return
Samael : Born Under Saturn
Skillet : Saturn
Stevie Wonder : Saturn

Uranus
No songs found with Uranus in the title!

Neptune
Angie Stone : Everyday (Neptune Remix)
Angie Stone : Everyday (Neptune's Remix)
Brown Ian : Neptune
Clannad : Under Neptune's Cape
Darkthrone : Neptune Towers
Destiny's Child : Emotion (The Neptunes Remix)
Divine Comedy : Neptunes Daughter
Flangers : Neptune's Air
Fu ManChu : Neptune's Convoy
Guided By Voices : Over the neptune/Mesh Gear Fox (A Rock Anthem)
Inme : Neptune
The Divine Comedy : Neptune's Daughter

For those who still consider Pluto a planet:

Pluto
2 Skinnee J's : Pluto
Bjork : Pluto
Creatures : Pluto Drive
Dead Kennedys : One-Way Ticket To Pluto
The Creatures : Pluto Drive

And looking beyond Pluto:

Falkenbach : Ultima Thule
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The theme to Fireball XL5 mentions Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and the Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ifS2nP53Zs
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No songs found with Uranus in the title!
"Cast your Spell Uranus", Argent
"Voyage to Uranus", Atmospheres
"L'Empreinte D'Uranus 'Eclatement De La Matiere'", La Couleur Du Feu
"Uranus in Transit", The Crazy Left Experience
"Uranus", Ga
"Anus of Uranus", Klaatu
"Uranus", Jean Louis
"Uranus", Passport
"Return to Uranus", Wicked Minds
"Uranus", Zion
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"L'Empreinte D'Uranus 'Eclatement De La Matiere'"
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"The Imprint of Uranus 'Bursting of the Matter'"
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Prism, "Spaceship Superstar." From the lyrics:

On Mercury, they're crazy about my stellar rock 'n' roll,
And I always sell out in advance at the Martian Astrobowl,
The fans, they swarm like meteorites to our concerts on the Moon,
You should have seen us knock 'em dead on Venus doing all our favorite tunes....


Okay, the Moon isn't a planet, but it's part of our solar system, so why not bold it as long as Prism is singing about other real planets?

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I used to have a radio show and one of my themed shows was Around the Universe. I played some of the songs already mentioned. Two that haven't been mentioned.

Hex - "Mercury Towers"

Toyah - "Jungles Of Jupiter"

To avoid a long list and a link, here's a playlist of the whole show in spoiler tags.

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I posted this before, but what the heck.

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Around The Universe
Playlist for 6-9-90

* Song * * Artist *

1 Goodbye Cruel World - Mary Kelley
2 Rocket's Tail - Kate Bush
3 I Feel Like An Astronaut - Fetchin Bones
4 Postcard To The Stars - Wendy Wall
5 Picnic On The Moon - Bel Canto
6 Venus Sands - The Creatures
7 Mercury Towers - Hex
8 Solar Choir - The Creatures
9 Solar Systems - Annette Peacock
10 Red Planet - Tiny Lights
11 Jungles Of Jupiter - Toyah
12 Space Between Rings - Christine Lavin
13 Planet - The Sugarcubes
14 Planet In My Kitchen - Siouxsie & The Banshees
15 Pluto Drive - The Creatures
16 UFO - Nina Hagen
17 Starbound She Said/The Stars - Deux Filles
18 Little Spacey - The Cocteau Twins
19 Across The Universe - Laibach w/Germania on vocals
20 Alaap/My Shooting Star - West India Company
21 Bengalis From Outer Space - West India Company
22 Hello Earth - Kate Bush

I don't have the show digitized but I did make a YouTube playlist for most of the songs. Not all of them were on YouTube.

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The must famous track that mentions Uranus avoids the usual pun so it won't show up in word searches:

Well there's a moon, it's in the sky
It's called the moon, and everybody is there 'cluding
'Ranus (Neptune)
'Ranus (Pluto)
Destination moon
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if kids shows count

there's an oft-repeated tune on "ready jet go!" a kids astronomy/science show on PBS that if you watch it long enough you'll hear a rundown in song of one thing about each planet in fact its so popular it has Craig bartlett a famous animator and creator of the show)doing a speed run of him singing the song in character for the commericals .....

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And the B-52s have a song about Planet Claire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjAzI5zALo

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Venus entry: TMBG - "For Science", though it references the (supposed) population more than the planet itself

I will date the girl from Venus
Flowers die and so will I
Yes, I will kiss the girl from Venus for science
TMBG also have a song called "How Many Planets" which includes the names of the planets and a couple of the larger dwarf planets.
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If you're going to count Pluto, then you really need to count at least Eris, also (and probably a number of other iceballs). Are there any songs about Eris (specifically the Solar System body, not the goddess)?
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If you're going to count Pluto, then you really need to count at least Eris, also (and probably a number of other iceballs). Are there any songs about Eris (specifically the Solar System body, not the goddess)?
The TMBG song I linked to just before your post mentions Eris.
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JoCo's "I'm Your Moon"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3cDdGKqp8E

(I heard this originally and thought, hey, nice song about a love between two outsiders. And a couple of years later I heard a discussion between a couple of astronomers where one talked about that "Jonathon Coulton song about Pluto...." and I had to think for a bit, then went "Whoah.")

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For completion, They Might Be Giants' "The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas"
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JoCo's "I'm Your Moon"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3cDdGKqp8E

(I heard this originally and thought, hey, nice song about a love between two outsiders. And a couple of years later I heard a discussion between a couple of astronomers where one talked about that "Jonathon Coulton song about Pluto...." and I had to think for a bit, then went "Whoah.")
Ooh, good one. I'd forgotten about that but it is clearly about Pluto and Charon.

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For completion, They Might Be Giants' "The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas"
Get with the program, man - they've updated it now: The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma
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On my cell or I would provide links.

My friend owns a company called “Rock and Learn.” They have albums about all sorts of things, even about the planets and the solar system. The lead singer in my band did the Jupiter song. The production values are amazing and I can’t recommend them enough.

Rock and learn. You might even jam the albums as an adult. I really liked the planets album.
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I figured out how to link on my iPhone! Sorta.

https://www.rocknlearn.com/collectio...printable-book
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For what it's worth, plasma is a subset of gas, and so it's not incorrect to call the Sun a ball of gas. TMBG never said it was a neutral gas.
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Rocket Man, Elton John: "Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kid."

Major Tom, Peter Schilling: "Earth below us, drifting falling. . ."
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Aw, thanks! I'd forgotten about the existence of "Fred Vom Jupiter."
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You might enjoy the episode of the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast about what other planets might sound like to human ears:

https://www.20k.org/episodes/space
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Well, this my favourite Jupiter song...
Grant Lee Phillips - The Sun Shines on Jupiter
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