Rocket Man is A Space Odyssey and fought in Star Wars right through The Hunger Games because he’s a Space Cowboy

If I were to talk like some of the people in this area, I’d say something like “It’s been crazy busy around these here parts” because it has.  But it’s nice to take a break once in a while and enjoy some great music – so thankfully, even though it’s Monday, today’s the day to do just that.

Our previous Spotlight Dancer Danielle from Royalegacy suggested the theme for this week should be SciFi music.  I love good SciFi but was a little stumped on what to pick for this week – though it was sure fun trying to find something good.  The hubby gets credit for the first one – it was his suggestion and we both giggled like dorks while we watched it.

We all know him for his role in Star Trek, but did you know that starting in the 60’s, , riding high on his Star Trek fame, began his idiosyncratic musical career?  Basically his method was musical schtick.  He wouldn’t sing songs, he would speak them, often in a melodramatic, exaggerated fashion.

In 1978 William Shatner hosted The Saturn Awards (which is an award similar to the Oscars, but this one is specifically for SciFi, Fantasy and Horror films).  He “sang” a version of “”, the 1972 song co-written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.  It’s Bernie Taupin who introduces Shatner, with Karen Black introducing Taupin.

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Give a listen to (and be prepared to giggle) William Shatner with “Rocket Man”:

It goes without saying that this next one is the epitome of SciFi.

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So we’re going to just jump right into 2001: A Space Odyssey (theme):

Next up is a favorite of mine – the music and the movie.  The music from the movie is credited as heralding the beginning of a revival of grand symphonic scores in the late 1970s. 

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For your listening pleasure, I give you :

Next up is one I didn’t think to put in the SciFi category, but it totally makes sense. 

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Here you go – enjoy :

Last, but certainly not least, is one that I absolutely loved and used to sing all the time whenever it would come on the radio.  I couldn’t find the background information about it, so I’ll just let you enjoy it.

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Rock it out as performs”:

Have a great Monday, Yippie-Yi-Yay!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of May, our Honorary Co-Conductor, Becca at Everyday Life.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

 

 

APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!




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The awesome Run DMT also hosts (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

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13 thoughts on “Rocket Man is A Space Odyssey and fought in Star Wars right through The Hunger Games because he’s a Space Cowboy

  1. No new post today, as I’m dancing slow motion style while I still recover. That being said, I simply decided to visit all of our lovely loyal Love Train party-goers to see what fun SciFi picks they come up with.

    I love William Shatner’s take on Rocket Man in a one-sided dramatic dialogue. Really cool!

    Enjoy the moving process while dancing to some high energy tunes! 🙂

  2. William Shatner definitely had fun. You had no problem covering Science Fiction 🙂
    Have a great week, you know it will fly by!

  3. I didn’t know Shatner could sing . . . actually, he can’t. Tee hee. I love, love, love 2001 Space Odyssey, especially the drums. Star Wars is classic, whereas Hunger Games isn’t yet. The music is stunning, but I hate the idea of kids killing kids in the novels and movies. As for N’Sinc, Justin Timberlake is a local boy. I heard him perform for a small group at a teacher’s conference when he was just some unknown grade schooler. It’s fun to see how far he’s come.

  4. Fabulous choices, but my favorite is the Space Cowboys. I was really getting drowned out by all these instrumental Sci Fi tunes. I really needed some beat. Great job Girlfriend!

  5. the hunger games music is very foreboding. I enjoyed the movie but don’t recall the music.
    I had never seen the Nsync clip. Quite a show, flying over the audience. 2001 is just a great classic. “Open the pod bay doors Hal”

  6. Love your choices! I was wondering which blog I would come upon first that would have 2001 Space Odyssey. William Shatner was cool, and I love the rug he that he wore at that time.

  7. NSync. That’s all I see. The post was awesome, and then there was NSync, and now I’m suddenly 14 again.

    Drat.

  8. Seriously, William Shatner stick…shoot me now!
    I remember seeing the N’Sync boys when this originally came out. Fun to see and hear again.

  9. Wow. William was young! Time does go on doesn’t it.

    Very impressive list Stacy. I’m sci-fi noob. haha.

    Have a great week!