I already posted one Top Ten today, but I guess that's lost to history now. There are some I have to write - and post - immediately. It's only logical.
RIP Leonard Nimoy. Live long and prosper in our memories. I have been, and always shall be, your friend.
(Special mention to Spock's Beard.)
10. Leonard Nimoy - The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Let's start with the man himself, and possibly his most infamous musical moment. Derided in some quarters but still more watchable (shorter, at least) than any of the Peter Jackson movies. It's not the best song he ever recorded - he does a really nice version of Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town that's almost up to Kenny Rogers' standards - but the video is out of this world.
9. William Shatner - You'll Have Time
It seems only fair that having heard from the great man himself, we also hear from this guy. I'm of the opinion that Shatner has recorded a great many fine records (don't worry, I'm on tablets), but this seemed most appropriate today...
Live life like you're gonna die...8. The Firm - Star Trekkin'
Because you're gonna!
You probably ought to have been 15 in 1987 to appreciate this one.
It's life, Jim7. Adam & The Ants - Friends
But not as we know it...
Adam is a friend of Mr. Spock... and a bunch of other people too.
6. Old Gray - Vulcan Death Grip
A very nice noise, introduced by a famous soundbite from the man himself.
5. Paul Gilbert - Mr. Spock
Paul Gilbert used to be Mr. Big. But don't hold that against him. This is a great little spock-rock song.
4. Spizzenergi - Where's Captain Kirk?
Spock pulls them through.
3. Nerf Herder - Mr. Spock
Of course, strictly speaking, a nerf herder is from another galaxy, far, far away...
You don't want a boyfriend...2. The Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
What you want is Mr. Spock!
If you try to knock me, you'll get mockedSee also Sneakin' Out The Hospital, where Adam claims to be smarter than Spock. Never!
I'll stir fry you in my wok
Your knees'll start shaking and your fingers pop
Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock
1. Supertramp - The Logical Song
Well, it had to be, didn't it? In the end, it was the only logical choice.
When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
Oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees,
Well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.
Those were my Spock songs. Which is the logical choice for you?