Four songs about space travel:
280. Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip, “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper” (1978):
Yes, that Sarah Brightman. Yes, this exists. In two versions!
This song references Flash Gordon, Darth Vader, droids, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Starfleet, the Federation, and of course Heinlein’s Starship Troopers – plus the opening notes are borrowed from Also Sprach Zarathustra. It’s like hyper-70s disco filk!
A somewhat more elaborate version:
Incidentally, the notes of “One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster” (just that line, not the whole song) seem to be borrowed from this:
One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster ….
I lost my heart to a star ship trooper ….
281. Harry Nilsson, “Spaceman” (1972):
282. Lorraine Bowen’s “Space” (2001):
283. Kesha, “Spaceship” (2017):