Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song”: Hear the Newly-Released Single

The "Galaxy Song" first appeared in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, and it has been revived in later years -- on Monty Python albums, and in Monty Python stage plays. Now the song originally written by Eric Idle has been re-recorded, this time with the lyrics sung by the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking. The lyrics include a lot of astronomical facts, some now considered outdated by scholars. But that doesn't take the fun out of the recording.

The song will be available for download on iTunes. (If you live in the UK, find it here.) And it will also be released as a 7" single. But you can stream it online for free above. Enjoy.

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