When I was younger and obsessed with David Bowie, I found this song that had been written about Space Oddity called "Major Tom (Coming Home)" by Peter Schilling. It was a danceable piece of 80s genius. A number of bands have done covers recently. So I figured I would provide Space Oddity, Peter Schilling's song, and the three covers I have.
If you haven't ever heard Peter Schilling's version you can just dl that here
1. Shiny Toy Guns, their cover is probably more affective than the original song. It's typical Shiny Toy Guns fare, but it's a lot of fun.
2. I Hate Kate, This version is fairly standard, but it's a little more punky.
3. Heaven Below, I think in some twisted way this one is my favorite. It's a hard rock cover with some definite metal elements thrown in there. I think out of the three, this one really looked at the song and thought how can we make it our own.
.zip of all five songs here