The Most Epic Music Videos About Space Travel

Yesterday's sad news about astronaut Chris Hadfield's surprise retirement made me wonder what was the most remarkable performance of the Canadian astronaut during the time he spent on the International Space Station. And yes, without any doubts, the cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity was the most entertaining.

Hadfield's Oddity is a one-of-a-kind event: the first ever music video actually recorded in space — the history of pop music will surely devote a full chapter to it. But there were excellent space music videos before Hadfield's Oddity too, including a recent one from Hungary.

So here's my ultimate list of the best space music videos (by definition: a short space-themed video, made exclusively for a specific pop or rock song). Please add your own choices in the comments!

Col Hadfield — Space Oddity


M|A|R|R|S — Pump Up The Volume


Trentemøller – Moan


Mastodon — Oblivion


Kerekes Band — Captain Space Wolf


Dave Armstrong — Tambourine


The Police — Walking On The Moon


The Prodigy — Out Of Space


Funny Powder — Space Trip


Air — Sexy Boy


Rah Band — Clouds Across the Moon


Dune — Million miles from home


Edelweiss — Starship Edelweiss