Hawking tells Cox not to be so pedantic, and then starts to sing the song himself. [4], Released in 1984, Jim Post's album Crooner From Outer Space features a remake called "Galaxy/Lighten Up".[17]. [20], A Monty Python song written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, Eric Idle Galaxy Song from Not The Messiah finale at Hollywood Bowl 8-2-08, "Galaxy Song - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" (02:43), "NASA IMAGE satellite,Ask the Space Scientist Archive", "Period of the Sun's Orbit around the Galaxy (Cosmic Year)", "How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still? In 2014 the song was featured in the live stage show Monty Python Live (Mostly) which was followed by another single release on 13 April 2015, this time in collaboration with Stephen Hawking. In 2014, the song was performed in the stage show Monty Python Live (Mostly). He is knocked over by Stephen Hawking going by in his motorized chair. The upshot of the song (which follows a synthesized instrumental montage that, in the movie, is accompanied by a computer-animated picture of a woman being impregnated) is that in the grand scheme of the universe, the likelihood of Mrs. Brown's existence was almost zero, but that she should "pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, 'cause there's bugger all down here on Earth". After the song ends, the show cuts to a clip of Cox at Cambridge discussing the various scientific inaccuracies within the song. The song says that we are "thirty thousand light years from galactic central point", again correct to within one significant figure of 25,000 light years from the centre of the Milky Way. 77 in the charts[3] and again on 2 December 1991 as a follow-up to the successful reissue of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Idle emerges from a refrigerator and begins singing to an elderly woman (Carol Cleveland). The paramedic (John Cleese), upon failing to persuade Mrs. Brown (Terry Jones) to donate her liver, opens the refrigerator doors to reveal a man wearing a pink morning suit (Eric Idle). ", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjEOpfCcujE, "Eric Idle on 'Galaxy Song,' the New Biological Version", Courts UK Advert: "See You All In Courts", Courts UK Advert: "See You All In Courts: Winter Sale", And Now for Something Completely Different, Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy), Colin "Bomber" Harris vs Colin "Bomber" Harris, I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio, The Complete and Utter History of Britain, Bert Fegg's Nasty Book for Boys and Girls, The Hastily Cobbled Together for a Fast Buck Album, A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Galaxy_Song&oldid=975991996, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

The song originally debuted during the comedy sketch "Live Organ Transplants". The song was released as a single in the UK on 27 June 1983 when it reached No.

At one point, they start dancing on stage as a clip shows them dancing among the stars with the galaxy in the background. The show closed with an ensemble rendition of "The Galaxy Song" with updated figures: the galaxy containing 500 billion stars instead of 100 billion; the galaxy rotation speed of 500,000 mph instead of 40,000; the galaxy thickness as 6,000 ly instead of 16,000, and a spiral arm thickness of 1,000 ly instead of 3,000. "Galaxy Song" is a Monty Python song written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.[2]. In late 2012, an updated version of "The Galaxy Song" aired on BBC Two in a trailer for Wonders of Life, hosted by physicist Brian Cox. [18] It was called "The Galaxy DNA Song" by Idle.[19]. In December 2016, the theme of the song was extended into the hour-long BBC Two The Entire Universe show. The last verse of the song explains that the, Between 1988 and 1991, furniture retailor, The "Yakko's Universe" song from the animated show, The "Meaning of Life Space Song" from the animated show, This page was last edited on 31 August 2020, at 15:38. Written and co-presented by Idle and Professor Brian Cox, it took the form of a lecture by Cox interspersed with a "comedy and musical extravaganza with the help of Warwick Davis, Noel Fielding, Hannah Waddingham and Robin Ince, alongside a chorus of singers and dancers". The lyrics include a number of astronomical quantities, the vast majority of which are accurate to within one or two significant figures. In 1999, Clint Black recorded a remake of "The Galaxy Song" on his album D'lectrified, as well as the "Outside Intro (To Galaxy Song)", which he co-wrote and sang with Idle. "Galaxy Song" is a Monty Python song written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The singer returns to the refrigerator, at which point Mrs. Brown admits that the singer convinced her to hand over her liver. The song first appeared in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and was later released on the album Monty Python Sings. A few statements are only approximately correct or have liberties with definitions, likely to fit within the meter of the song. The man accompanies Mrs. Brown through outer space singing various statistics about the galaxy. Hawking's cover for the song was released as a Record Store Day single in 2015.