Extraterrestrial Tunes: Songs About Aliens According to ufologists, there are a number of alien species. From the Greys, Reptilians, Pleiadians, human hybrids and the Anunnaki, extraterrestrials have been visiting us for a long time. Encounters with the third kind, whether they are friendly or too close for comfort, have inspired many a musician to belt out ballads for the unfamiliar.
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Extraterrestrial Tunes: Songs About Aliens

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According to ufologists, there are a number of alien species. From the Greys, Reptilians, Pleiadians, human hybrids and the Anunnaki, extraterrestrials have been visiting us for a long time. Encounters with the third kind, whether they are friendly or too close for comfort, have inspired many a musician to belt out ballads for the unfamiliar.

If you were in charge of throwing a welcome party for a ship full of alien visitors, what music would you provide for entertainment? Tell us in the comments.

Extraterrestrial Tunes: Songs About Aliens

Purple People Eater
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Purple People Eater

  • from Purple People Eater [Bear Family]
  • by Sheb Wooley

During the Cold War, space aliens were really a symbol for communists, but people still didn’t take it too seriously. Folklorist Barry Childs-Helton points out that in the 1950s it was often comedic, as heard in this classic novelty song where the space alien winds up playing the horn in his head for a rock 'n' roll band.

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Purple People Eater [Bear Family]
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Purple People Eater [Bear Family]
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Sheb Wooley
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Bear Family
Released
1997

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Stuart Davis-Kid Mystic
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Shades of Grey

  • from Kid Mystic
  • by Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis writes catchy pop/rock songs about spirituality, the universe, doppelgangers, abortion, the apocalypse, freaky deities and mad scientists. In this song, Davis is abducted by the Greys – without the probing.

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Kid Mystic
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Kid Mystic
Artist
Stuart Davis
Label
Oarfin
Released
1997

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Hawkwind - Alien 4
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Alien (I Am)

  • from Alien 4
  • by Hawkwind

Hawkwind are the musical kings of science fiction. Since the late 1960s, Dave Brock and company have been flying through space, recording over 100 science fiction and fantasy themed songs. The band even teamed up with well-known science fiction author Michael Moorcock, who helped organize some of their performances and contributed poetry and lyrics to the band. In this song, the aliens have warned us about the danger, but will we listen?

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Alien 4
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Alien 4
Artist
Hawkwind
Label
Pias
Released
1996

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Passage
Artist
Carpenters
Label
A&M Records
Released
1977

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Bluegrass and Old Timey Music
Artist
The Charles River Valley Boys
Label
Prestige Records
Released
2003

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Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2
Artist
Billy Bragg & Wilco
Label
Elektra
Released
2000

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