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Our Top Ten Favorite Sci-Fi Songs

A banner with the words The Top Ten Tuesday List on it. So, you thought you were safe from the music? Ha! You were so wrong! This isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last. Following is a selection of sci-fi songs. Science fiction seems to be a popular theme with music. We did include a list with a bulletin once but we thought there were enough to justify a brand new list all on its own. Did we succeed? You be the judge! With theme songs, classic rock and more there should be a little something for everyone’s listening taste. And I was even able to get Uriah Heep in, a band that I think too unknown nowadays.

Cassilda’s SongStormclouds

Strange is the night where black stars rise
and strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still…is Carcosa

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E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)Blue Oyster Cult

I hear the music, daylight disc
Three men in black said, “Don’t report this”
“Ascension,” and that’s all they said
Sickness now, the hour’s dread

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Flight 19B.A. Robertson

I seem to be off course
I cannot see land
Repeat I cannot see land
Even the ocean doesn’t look right
Both my compasses are out

(A little pop for my taste and I suppose it’s only sci-fi in certain theories..but I like the Bermuda Triangle so it gets a place on the list)

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Hangar 18 – Megadeth

All the guilty paid the price
Suspended by their broken necks
No one survived to tell the story
When foreign life forms resurrect

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Operation: MindcrimeQueensryche

Straight jacket memories, sedative highs
No happy ending like they’ve always promised
There’s got to be something left for me
And I raise my head and stare
Into the eyes of a stranger

(We saw Geoff Tate perform this in June and it was fantastic)

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The Pale KingTestament

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The Pallid MaskThe Petals

I know all the faces in Carcosa
So who is this Stranger? I must ask
Nothing will prevent me from seeing
This ghost robed in pale, white damask

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Traveler in TimeUriah Heep


But first I must wait till I’m set free
And I don’t know
How long that’s gonna be
‘Cause I’m a man with 
A whole lot on his mind
Just out there somewhere 
Traveling in time

(I always thought this would be a perfect song for Quantum Leap)

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Twilight Zone Theme – Marius Contant


(Thought I’d forget, didn’t you?)

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Unmarked HelicoptersSoul Coughing

Unmarked helicopters, hovering
They said it was a weather balloon

I know truth
I know the whole shebang
I know the names of men they had to hang

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 Hey There, CthulhuEben Brooks

(Hey There, Delilah by The Plain White Tee’s parody)

I’m not even putting lyrics here as I think you should experience it for yourself. I had to include this even though it’s a parody. It’s just an awesomely hilarious song. If you like it there is a buy link in the description. I have no affiliation with the creator nor any financial interest or gain beyond sharing a great song with you guys.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this list and, as always, if you know of any songs that I’ve missed or should be aware of, let me know!

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  1. Keeping it to sci-fi (not supernatural), Blue Oyster Cut had some other songs that might qualify, such as “Veteran of the Psychic Wars” from the “Fire of Unknown Origin” album. Kate Bush’s “Experiment IV” is sci-fi horror. And, from a different angle, I know Lt. Uhuru sang at least once in ST:TOS.

    • Yeah, it was hard narrowing own the Blue Oyster Cult songs. They could probably be a list all on their own. I used Godzilla on the first list but there are quite a lot.

      I will put those two on the list to check out, thanks! Kate Bush should be easy enough to find but I’d imagine that the Star Trek clip might be found on Youtube

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