The Top 10 Ultimate Galaxy Songs of All Time
Whether you are an avid fan of the solar system, you like songs about stars in general, or you are currently working on a project about the universe, this list of the top ten ultimate galaxy songs of all time is the best list you’ll find to listen to top-of-the-line songs about the galaxy and songs with stars. From older sounds to newer artists like Coldplay and One Republic, we've got something in store for everyone.
Number 10: Spaceman – The Killers
Mostly known for their hit “Mr. Brightside”, the song par excellence found in just about any British pub and club in the United Kingdom, the Killers have also come out with a song called “Spaceman”. It is a song talking about an alien that abducts a man who knows he has been abducted but is dealing with others who are trying to convince that he was dreaming. Nonetheless, he knows he really went through the experience.
The Killers’ music style is usually a mix of rock and alternative/indie, something many are learning to love again after pop surfaced as a fan favorite in the early 2000s.
“That was the turning point.
That was one lonely night
The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, everybody look down
It's all in your mind”
Number 9: Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine
A song that makes you fall in love with Florence and the Machine, Cosmic Love is potentially one of their absolute masterpieces. The band is known for playing mostly Alternative and Indie music, namely talking about love and other similar topics.
It talks about the galaxy and the love that one can see in one’s eyes, namely how stars can be seen in people’s eyes. Florence and the Machine is always a very ‘dreamy’ band, but Cosmic Love is especially enticing because of its wonderful metaphors about the sun, the moon, the sky, and the stars.
“The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart”
Number 8: You’re a Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Now looking at another different kind of music, Coldplay is one of the original bands that always creates music that we love and which is rather timeline. Coldplay’s “You're a Sky Full of Stars” compares his life as one that is full of stars once his partner arrives in his life, making stars once again an incredibly romantic symbol of love.
“'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars
I'm gonna give you my heart
'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars
'Cause you light up the path”
Number 7: Starry Night – Peggy Gou
A completely different style of music, Peggy Gou’s Starry Night offers us dance and electronic vibes that are perfect for a casual hang-out with friends or with a date around. Stars and the universe are often considered romantic elements, or symbols of romance and magic, so this music is perfect to set the mood.
The lyrics are half in Korean and half in English to honor the creator’s heritage. Don’t worry about the electronic part – it’s still a very relaxing song.
“지금 이 노래 보다 더 노래 같은 우리
지금 이 순간 보다 더 순간 같은 우리들
Ocean, night, stars, song, moment
Ocean, starlight, moment, now, us”
Number 6: Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Another love song that is annoyingly catchy, OneRepublic’s Counting Stars is about being in love with someone and being unsure about it – lacking confidence and being scared to see it crash and burn. It is full of references to the stars and to how love can relate to counting stars as it is something we do when we want to be romantic with our partner, and it’s generally-speaking a very good song to listen to!
“But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah, we'll be counting stars”
Number 5: Lucky Star – Madonna
Madonna’s Lucky Star is a song that we can all relate to when we fall in love. We see our partner as someone who is shining among all the other dull people. Perhaps they even bring us out of darkness. Although it was released over 30 years ago, it’s still a banger!
“You must be my lucky star
'Cause you shine on me
Wherever you are”
Number 4: All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Now looking at yet a different style, All the Stars makes you feel like you are flowing through the galaxy, trying to reach your love who is lost in the middle of space. Although it mentions stars as mainly a symbol of love, the feeling it gives you is indescribable.
“This may be the night that my dreams might let me know
All the stars are closer
All the stars are closer
All the stars are closer”
Number 3: All of the Stars – Ed Sheeran
Of course, who doesn’t love a bit of Ed Sheeran? The famous Brit is known for its deeply metaphorical love songs, and All of the Stars is no exception. If you are looking for a sweet song to remind you of your teenage love years, this is it. Oh, and did we say? It was the credit song in The Fault in Our Stars!
“It's just another night, and I'm staring at the moon
I saw a shooting star and thought of you
I sang a lullaby by the waterside and knew
If you were here, I'd sing to you
You're on the other side, as the skyline splits in two
I'm miles away from seeing you
But I can see the stars from America
I wondered, do you see them too?”
Number 2: Space Oddity – David Bowie
David Bowie came out with “Space Oddity” after watching A Space Odyssey. A mix of glam rock and rock, it’s the perfect mix for you if you’re looking to feel like you’re going back in time… It gives you a bit of a Zatura feeling!
“I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do”
Number 1: Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
And finally, the absolute best song about the moon (in our opinion, of course), is Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon. It’s the perfect mix between a love song that also has a bit of a jazzy kick, the perfect mix to play while cooking up some Italian food for your partner.
"Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like on
A-Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me"
And that concludes the list of songs about the galaxy and songs with stars! There are a lot more great songs about the universe, but our editorial staff thinks, that those are the greatest.