These Space-Themed Songs Are Out Of This World

From BTS to Ariana, these artists gave us galactic bops.

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From Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa to Nick Jonas and Coldplay, these artists have dropped music about cosmic love, plus songs that use space as a metaphor for what they're going through. Here are 13 of the best space-themed songs about love, heartbreak, and self-discovery.

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Coldplay & BTS — “My Universe”

Coldplay and BTS’ “My Universe,” which is featured on the British band’s Music Of The Spheres album, was one of the biggest hits of 2021. According to Chris Martin, the lyrics tell a sad story about love being “forbidden.”

Fav lyric: “You are my stars and my universe.”

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Ariana Grande — “NASA”

In “NASA,” which is highly speculated to be about her ex Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande uses the theme of space to tell her lover that she wants to be left alone.

Fav lyric: “It's like I'm the universe and you be N-A-S-A.”

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Dua Lipa — “Levitating”

“Levitating,” which is a track off Dua Lipa’s second studio album, Future Nostalgia, is all about getting lost in the depths of space with your lover.

Fav lyric: “I feel like we're forever every time we get together but whatever, let's get lost on Mars.”

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Bruno Mars — “Talking to the Moon”

Bruno Mars’ “Talking to the Moon” is a sad yet beautiful love song. It’s about wanting to get back together with your ex and wondering whether they feel the same way.

Fav lyric: “Talking to the moon/ Trying to get to you/ In hopes you're on the other side talking to me too.”

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BTS — “Mikrokosmos”

In “Mikrokosmos,” BTS says each person is like a star and we all shine together like 7 billion lights.

Fav lyric: “Perhaps the reason this night looks so beautiful is not because of these stars or lights, but us.”

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BTS’ Jin — “Moon”

Jin’s “Moon” is all about his love for BTS’ fanbase, called ARMY. In the track, he says fans are his Earth, he’s the moon, and they’ll be together forever.

Fav lyric: “You are my Earth and all I see is you.”

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Nick Jonas — “Spaceman”

According to his IG, Nick Jonas wrote “Spaceman” during the pandemic when he felt lonely. It seems the track is about Jonas experiencing a long-distance relationship.

Fav lyric: “I'm talking to you but it never feels like it comes through. Out on my own, I'm a spacеman.”

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Katy Perry & Kanye West — “E.T.”

Katy Perry and Kanye West’s “E.T.” is about meeting someone so amazing, you think they’re too good to be true.

Fav lyric: “Boy, you're an alien. Your touch, so foreign. It's supernatural. Extraterrestrial.”

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TWICE — “After Moon”

“After Moon" is about two people who can’t be together but desperately want to be.

Fav lyric: “Even if night and day passes, even if time passes, remember that I will always be by your side.”

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Seventeen — “Space”

Everyone can relate to “Space” by SEVENTEEN because the song is about sometimes feeling lost and uncertain with yourself.

Fav lyric: “Feels like I’m floating in space. I don’t know where to go.”

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Kacey Musgraves — “Star-Crossed”

Kacey Musgraves’ “Star-Crossed” is exactly what you think it’s about: A love story that ends in tragedy.

Fav lyric: “Did we fly too high just to get burned by the sun?”

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Florence + The Machine — “Cosmic Love”

“Cosmic Love” by Florence + The Machine is about two lovers who always find their way back to each other.

Fav lyric: “I took the stars from our eyes, and then I made a map and knew that somehow I could find my way back.”

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Frances Forever — “Space Girl”

Frances Forever once described “Space Girl” as a “cute gay song,” and that’s exactly what it is. In the track, the star sings about an “Earth girl” and a “space girl” falling in love.

Fav lyric: “Space girl, show me the stars. You know the galaxies of my heart.”

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