Now this is an interesting playlist, direct from a guy from NASA’s history division. It’s a list of all the songs used by Mission Control to wake up astronauts going all the way back to Gemini 6.
Here are some highlights:
- “Hello Dolly”/Jack Jones
- “The Lonely Bull”/Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
- “My Favourite Things”/Cast of The Sound of Music
- “On a Clear Day”/Robert Goulet
- “City of New Orleans”/John Denver
- “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”/Roberta Flack
- “Paralyzed”/The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
- “Eli’s Coming/Three Dog Night
- “A Boy Named Sue”/Johnny Cash
- “Rocket Man”/Elton John
If you ask me, NASA needs a music curator. Now that I’m working at Songza, I’m gonna be SO all over this.