The awesome aSpIrM-3 playlist


aSpIrM is about emulating the Iridium NEXT launches with SpaceX. So when Iridium introduced their playlist for Launch 7, we were totally thrilled because it was an awesome move. And we had no choice and couldn’t help …

… Introducing the aSpIrM-3 launch soundtrack!

For the aSpIrM-3 launch, music lovers of the OxidanSky team have curated a themed playlist featuring songs that reflect what you see in the aSpIrM-3 webcast. Or they relate in some way – via title, lyrics, topic or otherwise – to the aSpIrM story.

So how does it work? 

OxidanSky has created a launch soundtrack on Spotify. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you join the fun:

Step 1: Click this link to get to the playlist. If you’re not on Spotify, you can find our playlist below and look for the songs on Youtube. Listen and have fun!

Step 2: Watch the aSpIrM-3 Webcast and simply enjoy! Our webcast shows inserts to the songs that we are referencing. Listen to the songs on Spotify immediately or whenever you like, it’s totally up to you! Our webcast also shows the link to the playlist in case you get lost.

Step 3:  Enjoy, dance, hum, wiggle … Whatever you do, don’t sit still! 💃🏻 🏃🏻

How we picked the songs

Deciding on what songs to pick was NOT easy, but all the more fun. Of course we based the criteria for our song choices on Iridium’s – with a few modifications because, hey, we are parody. Songs should:

  • Relate to either what is being viewed or said in our webcast or to the “aSpIrM story”
  • Serve as a tribute to a relevant person, place or event
  • Not be on Iridium’s playlist. One exception allowed
  • Be picked by an OxidanSky staff member as a personal wish
  • Celebrate clichés (We are parody and parody thrives on clichés)
  • Rock like crazy
  • Represent some level of irony

The Official aSpIrM-3 Launch Soundtrack




In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company Dead South
Grounded Terranova
15 Steps Radiohead
The Inner Flame Giant Sand & Rainer Ptacek
Burning Down The House Talking Heads
Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs
Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me Susan Sarandon
Across The Universe The Beatles
Everywhere Fleetwood Mac
The Lady Don’t Mind Talking Heads
Fly Away Lenny Kravitz
Little Fluffy Clouds The Orb
Holy Diver Dio
Things Ain’t Simple J.J. Cale
Get Lucky Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
We’re On Our Way Chris Hodge
World Forgetting Iridium Flares
The Best Is Yet To Come Poor Man Style
Thunder High On The Mountain Joe Satriani
No Roots Alice Merton
Sail Awolnation
Remember Me Blue Boy
Try Me Ester Phillips
With My Own Two Hands Ben Harper
Thank You For Being A Friend Andrew Gold
Planet Caravan Black Sabbath
After Dark Tito & Tarantula
Fireball Deep Purple
Autoluminescent Rowland S. Howard
Yellow Bird Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Dark Star Beck
Orbital Spirits Visit Venus
Infinity Photek
Trampled Under Foot Led Zeppelin
Wild Thing The Troggs
John, I’m Only Dancing David Bowie

Post-Launch Bonus Material

Iridium The Sidh
Excellent Birds Laurie Anderson
The Sky Is A Neighborhood Foo Fighters
Space Is Only Noise If You Can See Nicolas Jaar
Iridium Dark Tranquillity
Back From Space Steaming Satellites
The Best Is Yet To Come Benji Jackson

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