YUNGBLUD SINGING ON MARS
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 3rd March 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
YUNGBLUD SINGING ON MARS
Yungblud ‘honoured’ to have David Bowie cover played on Mars.
“I’m from Doncaster, and I went to Mars last night.”
Yungblud was a little surprised when his manager called him to say Nasa had been in touch.
“What, are you leaving me to become an astronaut?” the singer asked. “And he’s like: ‘No, you idiot, it’s about you.”
Nasa were ringing to say they wanted to play Yungblud’s song, a cover of David Bowie’s Life On Mars, as Nasa’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars.
The one-tonne robot touched down on the red planet on Thursday 18th February 2021.
The singer told Radio 1 Newsbeat that having his music involved made him “a little bit emotional”.
“It’s one thing being asked to cover one of your idol’s most influential songs – on Earth. But to do it in partnership with a landing on a different planet is just mad.
“If someone told you you were going to do that… when I was younger I would never expect that.”
Nasa’s YouTube channel live-streamed the journey to the planet, and once the robot successfully landed, the song began to play.
Yungblud said it’s a “real privilege” to be part of something “so much bigger than the world”.
‘I felt like I belonged on a different planet’.
Being involved in the Mars journey was particularly special for Yungblud, who says he has always been interested in space.
He said: “To be honest, all my life I have felt a bit like an alien. Not a lot of people got me, and it got me down when I was younger.
“I found Bowie and I found Lady Gaga, and I found Oasis. I found these world-builders, and they literally helped me through. I felt like I belonged on a different planet.”
He says he was “honoured” to be part of something that’s “not really been done yet”.
TOP TEN + FORTY OF THE DAY
Top 50 songs about space travel.
1 – Space Oddity (1969) by David Bowie
2 –Walking On The Moon by The Police –
3 –A Spaceman Came Travelling br Chris De Burgh –
4 – Major Tom by Peter Schilling
5 – Rocketman by Elton John
6 – My House on Mars by Ayreon (2000), a magnificent story told perfectly in song.
7 – Star Trekkin’ (1987) by Firm, a comedic look that the sci-fi TV show.
8 – Supersonic Rocket Ship by the Kinks
9 – Starman (1972) by David Bowie from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars.
10 – Mission of the Sacred Heart (1977) by ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra,
11 – Flash by Queen, the superb (and fun) soundtrack to the mediocre sci-fi movie about Ming the
12– Space Child by UFO, from the Phenomenon LP. “High Flyer” was recorded by the same Schenker
13 – Venus and Mars by Paul McCartney & Wings
14 – Starship Trooper (1971) by Yes
15 – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (1976) by Klaatu, a trippy 8 minute tune
16 – Jupiter Crash (1996) by the Cure, inspired by the Shoemaker-Levy Comet
17 – Space Invader by the Pretenders (1980)
18 – Starship by Jefferson Starship from “Blows Against the Empire” a sci-fi concept LP.
19 – Lost in Space by Fountains of Wane (1999) and by Platinum Blonde (1985)
20 – Space Truckin’ (1972) by Deep Purple
21 – The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
22 –The Final Countdown by Europe
23 – Spaceman Came Traveling (1976) from Chris De Burgh
24 – Space Girl (1959) by Earth Boys
25 – Girl From Mars – Ash
26 – Might as Well be on Mars (1991) by Alice Cooper
27 – Space Odyssey (1968) from the Byrds
28 – Spaceboy (1993) by the Smashing Pumpkins
29 – Stairway to the Stars (1972) by Blue Oyster Cult, who also recorded Astronomy
30 – Space Safari (1974) by Nazareth
31 – Spaceman (1992) by 4 Non Blondes
32 – Time Warp (Instrumental) by Rick Derringer in 1973. Great tune while cruising the cosmos.
33 – The Planets – Gustav Holst
34 – Space Cowboy by Steve Miller Band
35 – MAN ON THE MOON – R.E.M
36 – Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
37 – Spaceman by The Killers
38 – Spaceship (2006) by the Vines
39 – Rocket (1989) by Def Leppard
40 – Galaxy by War (1978)
41 – Jupiter Crash by The Cure
42 – Man On Mars by Kaiser Chiefs
43 – First Kiss on Mars – Stone Temple Pilots (2010)
44 – To the Moon and Back by Dolly Parton (2012)
45 – Sail To The Moon by Radiohead (2003)
46 – Mission to Mars by Styx (2017)
47 – Balloons of Mars by T. Rex (1972)
48 – Outta Space by Van Halen (2012)
49 – ‘Mr. Spaceman’ by The Byrds (1966)
50 – Life on Mars by David Bowie
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
You are never too old to reinvent yourself. – Steve Harvey
Happiness is…Yungblud singing David Bowie’s Life On Mars
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
A woman says to the dentist “I don’t know which is worse having a tooth pulled or having a Baby.” The dentist says “Well make up your mind I gotta adjust the chair!”
Love is…stronger than fear.
A time for Space Oddity by David Bowie…A time for Space Cowboy by Steve Miller Band
1966 – The BBC announced that it would begin broadcasting television programmes in colour in 1967.
1923 – TIME magazine is published for the first time.
©2021 Phil M Robinson