60 Songs About Technology And Progress


60 Songs About Technology And Progress
Or Kinda About Technology

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-10-28
Some of you may know that I’m also a musician - mainly with The Bigfellas and also Leaders In The Clubhouse. I’m gonna warn you right now, that I slipped 4 songs into this list that I wrote or co-wrote �" and I stand by at least 2 of them being able to go toe-to-toe with the more known songs around them.

As a musician, songwriter and software developer, it’s only natural that I’d eventually put together a playlist of best songs about technology. Voila.


Normally I like to make big theme playlists in a round number of 100 songs. But in this case I found that I was hitting the bottom of the barrel around 70 so I made this a Top 60.

The common element here is that the songs be about technology and progress - with some outliers about computers, space, sci-fi or video games. For instance, the David Lowery song "I Sold The Arabs The Moon" might not seems spacy, but it’s a history of which civilization controlled their time because they controlled a technology. And "Pac-Man Fever" speaks for itself.

My other main criteria is that I really had to like the music and think it would be catchy for you too. I didn’t want to search in Google or iTunes for songs with the words "robot technology" or "singularity" in the title or lyrics and include them, regardless of the music.


Hope you like it & discover some new music here.

The Printed List

If it’s here with a N/A (for Not Available) that means I wanted them on the list but they were Not Available in Spotify.

1 Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize
2 Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers
3 Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek
4 Police - Too Much Information
5 Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - Password
6 Leaders In The Clubhouse - These Goddamn Devices
7 Datarock - Computer Camp Love
8 Chuck Prophet - Age Of Miracles
9 Joe Strummer - Johnny Appleseed
10 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
11 The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes
12 Talking Heads - Radio Head
13 Laurie Anderson - Only An Expert
14 St. Vincent - Digital Witness
N/A Janelle Monae - Wonderland
15 Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
16 Anamanaguchi - Blackout City
17 Police - Re-humanise Yourself
18 Arcade Fire - Deep Blue
19 Peter Gabriel - The Tower That Ate People
20 Angie Aparo - Spaceship
21 M.I.A. - Internet Connection
22 David Bowie - Starman
23 Ben Folds Five - Video
24 David Lowery - I Sold The Arabs The Moon
25 B-52’s - Channel Z
26 Flaming Lips - One More Robot
27 Paul Weller - Grasp And Still Connect
28 Gorillaz - Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
29 Janelle Monae - Many Moons
N/A RJD2 - Get Off My Space Ship Bitch
30 Rush - New World Man
31 Steve Earle - 21st Century Blues
32 The Bigfellas - Stuff On The Moon
33 Bright Eyes - A Machine Spiritual (In the People’s Key)
34 Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
35 David Bowie - Space Oddity
36 Peter Schilling - Major Tom
37 Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
38 Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
39 Nick Cave - Higgs Boson Blues
40 Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years from Home
41 Porno For Pyros - Pets
42 Childish Gambino - Crawl
43 Spacehog - Starside
44 Brave Combo - Ice Machine In The Desert
45 Chuck Charles - My TV Friends
46 Guster - Satellite
47 Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
48 Modest Mouse - The World At Large
49 Donald Fagen - The New Frontier
50 Radiohead - No Surprises
51 Marizane - Sad Foolish Robot
52 Beck - Static
53 Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake
54 The Kiilers - Human
55 Devotchka - Transliterator
56 Kate Bush - Deeper Understanding
57 The Bigfellas - Johnny Get Out Of The Sky
58 Warren Zevon - Transverse City
59 Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
60 Muse - Apocalypse Please

Let us know what we omitted!