pand ack om Voyag’s Grea H The Golden Record is a remix of images and sounds from Earth. Voyager’s Greatest Hits is also a remix, containing images (and links to the sounds) of the planets the Voyagers visited. Many of the remixed track titles and subtitles in the book were inspired by songs, lyrics, TV shows, movies, and books. Here is a key to those references: Track 1: Adventure of a Lifetime: Song by Coldplay, 2015. To the Stars: Song by Modestep, 2011. Track 2: Thing 1 and Thing 2: Characters in The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, 1957. Mr. Spaceman: Song by the Byrds, 1966. Rocket Man: Song by Elton John, 1972. 65,000 Parts and 10,000 Paths: A reference to 10,000 Maniacs, a multiplatinum alternative rock band formed in 1981. The Junk on the Bus: A reference to “The Wheels on the Bus,” a popular children’s song written by Lydia Ulsaker in the early twentieth century. Tenacious Twins: A reference to Tenacious D, an American comedy rock band formed in 1994. Track 3: King Jupiter: Electronic dance song by Ripley & Jensen, 2008. Starry Messengers: A reference to Galileo’s book The Starry Messenger, 1610. Big and Little Science: A reference to Laurie Anderson’s debut album, Big Science, 1982. Rave New Worlds: A reference to the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1932. Rings Around the Rosie: A reference to the nursery rhyme, which some say dates back to 1665 London and the bubonic plague. On the Road Again: Country hit by Willie Nelson, 1980. Track 4: Lord of the Rings: Epic fantasy novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, 1954–1955; and film trilogy 2001–2003. Remember the Titan: A reference to the film Remember the Titans directed by Boaz Yakin, 2000. Ground Control to Voyager 2: A reference to the first line of the 1969 song Space Oddity by David Bowie. Ramble On: Song by Led Zeppelin, 1969. Track 5: Totally Tilted Midsummer Night’s Dream: Play by William Shakespeare, first printed in 1600. A Diﬀerent Spin: Putting a diﬀerent spin on something is to give it a diﬀerent interpretation or meaning. Space Oddity: Song by David Bowie, 1969. Let’s Dance: Title song of David Bowie’s 1983 album. Track 6: Last Tango in Space: A reference to the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Big Deal: Song recorded by country singer LeAnn Rimes, 1999. Steppin’ Far Out: A reference to the song Steppin’ Out by Joe Jackson, 1982. Hello, Goodbye: Song by the Beatles, 1967. Dancing with the Stars: TV dance competition airing since 2005. Track 7: Cosmic Cruisers A Pale Blue Dot: The photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1 on Valentine’s Day 1990, which inspired an essay and a book by Carl Sagan. Here Comes the Sun: Song by the Beatles, 1969. Guide to the Galaxy: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedic science-fiction multimedia phenomenon by Douglas Adams, based on his 1978 radio show of the same name. Catch a Wave: Song by the Beach Boys, 1963. Break On Through (To the Other Side): Song by the Doors, 1967. Freebirds: A reference to the song Freebird by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1973. Track 8: Voyager’s Alien Playlist: A reference to Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, a young-adult novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, 2006. Message in a Bottle: Song by the Police, 1979. Going Gold: The Recording Industry Association of America currently awards gold record certification to albums that sell 500,000 copies. Infinite Playlist: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is also a 2008 film. Starman: Science-fiction film featuring Voyager 2 directed by John Carpenter, 1984. Across the Universe: Song by the Beatles, 1969. Is This the End?: A reference to the first line of the 1967 Doors song The End.
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