“Imperial March” by John Williams
I think this is the most iconic Star Wars song besides the opening scroll song (and maybe the Cantina song), and for good reason. This is a bop inasmuch as an instrumental song can be a bop.
“Out of the Dark” by Dia Frampton
This is such a nice, hopeful song. It’s absolutely lovely, and has a nice, fresh feel.
Favorite lyric: “I was like a matchbox sleeping in some gasoline.”
“Future Starts Slow” by The Kills
I am so in love with this song. It’s peppy and really different from a lot of music that I listen to. I’m into the semi-90s rock vibe.
Favorite lyric: “You can holler, you can wail. You can swing, you can flail. You can fuck like a broken sail.”
“My Moon My Man” by Feist
This song is a cross between Florence + the Machine and Stevie Nicks. I love the drummy piano and the dream-like lyrics.
Favorite lyric: “It’s the dirtiest clean I know.”
“All This and Heaven Too” by Florence + The Machine
I adore Florence. Her music is always lyrically and musically interesting. I love all the metaphors and descriptions of love in this song.
Favorite lyric: “And I would put them back in poetry if I only knew how.”
“Mary” by Vita and the Woolf
I am so into the singer’s voice. It has a lovely haunting quality that brings a new dimension to the music. This a beautiful song that you won’t be able to stop thinking about.
Favorite lyric: “My dancing days are gone.”
“Space Oddity” by David Bowie
I really enjoy that this song has a story. I love how different and unique this song (and all of David Bowie’s work) is. What an iconic space song.
Favorite lyric: “I’m floating in the most peculiar.”
“Man On The Moon” by R.E.M.
I love the music of this song. However, I’m so young that I only understand a couple references in the lyrics. I guess I better do my research…
Favorite lyric: “If you believe there’s nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool.”
“Across the Universe” by John Williams
This is another one of my favorite Star Wars songs. I desperately need a remix of this for Reylo in episode 9. It would be SO GOOD!
“Spaceship” by Kesha
This song is so beautiful. I love Kesha, and this is the perfect way to close out a space playlist.
Favorite lyric: “I’m nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy, born from a rock, spinning in the aether. I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free. Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing.“
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