On the weekend, I watched The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir.
I enjoyed the film, which included a peculiar soundtrack of disco; one of the astronauts liked that era of music. Some of the songs played were:
“Turn The Beat Around” by Vickie Sue Robinson
“Rock the Boat” by The Hues Corporation
“Good Times” by Chic and
“Waterloo” by Abba.
I knew all the tracks, dated as they may be, given I grew up with that music in the late seventies.
I did not, however, grow up with David Bowie’s “Starman.” It was released in 1972, and I completely missed it until years later when I discovered David Bowie in the eighties.
It’s a great song, and unlike the others, is anything but dated.