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"Let's Take A Rocketship To Space"
Rocket design drawing board
Ferb approves of changing the plan to positive.
Song by Danny and the Jaytones
Album: Phineas and Ferb
Released: December 5, 2008
Genre(s): Swing
Length: 1:07 (episode)
1:03 (album)
Danny Jacob chronology
Previous: "Pinhead Pierre"
Current: "Let's Take A Rocketship To Space"
Next: "Shooting Star Milkshake Bar"
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Phineas and Ferb - Let's Take a Rocket Ship to Space

Episode version.

Let's Take A Rocket Ship To Space From Phineas And Ferb01:06

Let's Take A Rocket Ship To Space From Phineas And Ferb


Sondtrack version.

"Let's Take A Rocketship To Space" is Swing musical number from "Out to Launch". It accompanies the montage depicting Phineas and Ferb trying to build a rocket-propelled spacecraft to visit a star bought for them by their dad and runs again later during the credits.

Lyrics

Let's take a rocket ship to space
I hear it's a real swinging place
There isn't much air, or gravity there
The stars will make your heart race

Let's take a rocket ship
Let's take a rocket ship
Let's take a rocket ship to space

Let's take a saucer to the stars
Look out moon, move over Mars
The Martians all rock
To Basie and Bach
So bring your maracas and your jazz guitars
Let's take a saucer to the stars

(instrumental interlude)

Let's take a rocket ship
A crazy three-stage rocket ship
Let's take a rocket ship to space!


(during end credits)
Let's take a rocket ship
A crazy three-stage rocket ship
Let's take a rocket ship to space!
Voiceover: It's the final frontier, baby.


NOTE: On the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack the post-interlude lyrics are slightly changed:

Let's take a rocket
A crazy kind of rocket
Let's take a rocket ship to space!
Voiceover: It's the final frontier, baby.

Background information

  • One of the few songs where the soundtrack version is shorter than the broadcast.
  • The clips of failed rockets were from the Space Race in the late 1960s and 1970s.
  • On the whiteboard we can see the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation.
  • The lyrics for the album version is a lot different. For example when the singer said "Let's take a rocket ship" is shortened down to "Let's Take a Rocket"; and "A crazy three-stage rocket ship" is shortened down to "A Crazy kind of rocket". On the last line, "Let's take a rocket ship to space," the vocal still changes, but gets lower. Also, the tempo is a little faster then in the show. In addition, there is a brief horn blast after the first verse.

Continuity

Allusions

  • This song seems to be based on Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra. The songs are the same style, spoken lyrics, and they both have instrumental interludes. Both songs also feature lyrics about space travel, though Fly Me to the Moon is figurative, and Let's Take A Rocketship To Space is literal.

Songwriters

BMI Work # 10174997, registered under the title Rocket Ship to Space. Listed on the soundtrack as Let's Take a Rocket Ship to Space.

See Also

Previous:
"Hail Doofania!"
Songs Next:
"Shooting Star Milkshake Bar"
Previous:
"Little Brothers" (#20)
Phineas and Ferb (soundtrack) Next:
"Queen of Mars" (#22)
Previous:
"Little Brothers" (#24)
Phineas and Ferb-ulous: The Ultimate Album Next:
"Queen of Mars" (#26)

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