Top Ten Sci Fi Influenced Rock and Metal Songs

Toucan

The Top Ten

1 Electric Eye - Judas Priest

1984(George Owell) like sate light in space - Toucan

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2 Hangar 18 - Megadeth UListen to Sample
3 Iron Man - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
4 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

"There is war at hand, the system's failing, engine's running"
"The source of my power, T-energy, I'm in control".

This is one of the greatest pieces of music I know. It's epic, progressive and very impressive - symphonic arrangement, supreme vocals, chorus, riffs, etc. It’s over 9 minutes long and it’s ready to become a movie soundtrack as it is. - Metal_Treasure

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5 Metal Gods - Judas Priest

Feels like an asimov novel - Toucan

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6 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

"We all drown in the fifth dimension".

All Blind Guardian albums (10 as of 2015) are based on science fiction and fantasy because their singer and lyricist loves such books. So practically their entire discography goes but I picked 'The Ninth Wave' because it's from their newest album 'Beyond The Red Mirror' (2015). It’s a concept album, described by Hansi Kürsch himself as "A story between science fiction and fantasy. [...] The two worlds described have changed dramatically for the worse since then. While there used to be several passages between the worlds, there is only one gate left now: The Red Mirror. It has to be found at any cost.” - Metal_Treasure

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7 Anywhere In the Galaxy - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
8 The Final Countdown - Europe

It's the final count down tadadada tadatatata... - Toucan

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9 Cosmic Egg - Wolfmother

This riff is amazing, so catchy. - Metal_Treasure

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10 Caught Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden

Are you caught in time? - Toucan

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The Contenders

11 Across the Universe - The Beatles

My favorite of the songs on the list yet I don't regard it as sci-fi influenced as all more spiritual influenced I believe - Billyv

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12 Space Oddity - David Bowie

As well as his albums Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs. - PetSounds

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13 Through the Never - Metallica UListen to Sample
14 Starrider - Foreigner

Excellent tune, beautiful lyrics, cool vox and solo.

"I stole a ride on a passing star
Not knowing where I was going
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Speed increasing
All control is in the hands of those who know
Will they help us grow
To one day be starriders? " - Metal_Treasure

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15 Space Police - Edguy

Oh what looked like zero gravity
Is just a gelatinous mass

We're riding out, pass by the moon
Bird's eye view on the universe
We're all about breaking the rules
"Freeze! " goes the Space Police - Metal_Treasure

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16 Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

Imagine your in a space ship,going into hyper space - Toucan

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17 Rocket Man - Elton John UListen to Sample
18 Veteran Cosmic Rocker - The Moody Blues UListen to Sample
19 Outta Space - Billy Preston UListen to Sample
20 2112 - Rush UListen to Sample
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