Music Challenge #27: “Space Oddity” by David Bowie #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM

So, behind this week. Sorry, about that. Time got away, lucky I had half of this post finished!

Going back this week with some David Bowie, a phenomenal artist and performer in his lifetime. I always liked this song, even though the ending’s sad. I’m going to give you two versions from YouTube, the David Bowie one, and the version sang by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield during his time up in space. Enjoy!

Credit: Genius Lyrics – Google

“Space Oddity” by David Bowie

Space Oddity” Sung by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hatfield

David Robert Jones, (David Bowie) was bornJanuary 8, 1947, and passed on January 10, 2016.He was an English singer-songwriter, actor, and leading figure in popular music for five-decades. He was acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation.

During his lifetime, his record sales, were estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, and made him one of the world’s best-selling musicians. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Interestingly, he received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend punched him in the left-eye in fight over a girl. After a series of operations, and a four-month hospitalization, his doctors determined that the damage could not fixed.

Bowie was left with faulty depth-perception and a permanently dilated pupil. This injury gave a false impression of a change in his iris’ colour, and would become one his characteristic physical features.

Among many of his girlfriends and wives, Bowie met Hermione Farthingale, Choreographing dance scenes for The Pistol Shot, in the Theatre 625 series. They began dating, and she played acoustic guitar, forming a group with Bowie and guitarist John Hutchinson. They were last together in January 1969 for the filming of Love You till Tuesday, a 30-minute pro-mo that wasn’t released until 1984.

The pro-mo featured performances from Bowie, including “Space Oddity,” which had not been released when the film was made. On July 11, 1969, Bowie’s hit “Space Oddity” was released five- days ahead of the Apollo 11 launch, and reached the top five in the UK (”

Use “Space Oddity”by David Bowie as a source of inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.).

Alternatively, if you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

Do you think the following launch of Apollo 11 influenced the somg? Do you have memories related to Bowie’s well-known hit? How would you feel up in space like Bowie’s main character, or Chris Hatfield. You can always use pieces of the lyrics to inspire you as well. Anything goes, well, within reason. 🤭

“Space Oddity”By David Bowie


Ground Control to Major Tom

Ground Control to Major Tom

Take your protein pills

and put your helmet on


Ground Control to Major Tom

Commencing countdown,

engines on

Check ignition

and may God’s love be with you



Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff


This is Ground Control

to Major Tom

You’ve really made the grade

And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear

Now it’s time to leave the capsule

if you dare


This is Major Tom to Ground Control

I’m stepping through the door

And I’m floating

in a most peculiar way

And the stars look very different today


For here

Am I sitting in a tin can

Far above the world

Planet Earth is blue

And there’s nothing I can do


Though I’m past

one hundred thousand miles

I’m feeling very still

And I think my spaceship knows which way to go

Tell my wife I love her very much

she knows


Ground Control to Major Tom

Your circuit’s dead,

there’s something wrong

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Can you….


Here am I floating

round my tin can

Far above the Moon

Planet Earth is blue

And there’s nothing I can do.


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      • It’s been a busy week for me too. Have been VERY quiet on the writing front since I finished NaPoWriMo and A-Z Challenge!
        P.s your post read fine to me…

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      • That’s good. It’s probably just me, but I have to fix anyways. How did NaPo go? Now I’m wondering why I missed your posts. I just have somehow unfollowed. 😫 I’m trying finish, but got busy around finishing 27 or 26. Just a few left to do 🙂 One to combine with your Saturday Mix. Congrats on doing both challenges, that’s difficult!

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      • Haha…no worries. I found it really challenging to do both (probably bit off more than I could chew!) but actually got through them completing all 26 letters and all 30days of poems. Mentally exhausting though, hence why I’ve been having a little “rest” this week… lol 😆

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      • Completely understandable. I’m off to sleep, have a great day 🙂 Also following your blog now forsure lol.

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