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May 5, 2014, marks Music Monday, and last year astronaut Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson co-wrote "(I.S.S.) Is Somebody Singing?" especially for the occasion. 

Then, in an unprecedented cross-hemisphere collaboration, the song was recorded live by Barenaked Ladies and the Wexford Gleeks choir in the Toronto CBC Studios along with Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, which you can watch above.

This year, Music Monday celebrates its 10th anniversary with a live webcast, culminating in a synchronized nationwide performance of "(I.S.S.) Is Somebody Singing," performed by Hadfield and led by Bramwell Tovey, music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Head to the Music Monday site to catch it live on May 5.

Related:

'Is Somebody Singing’: Ed Robertson and Chris Hadfield on collaborating across the cosmos

From Rush to Leonard Cohen, Chris Hadfield talks musical influences

'Is Somebody Singing': Ed Robertson on the art of science and math

The Wexford Gleeks sing 'Is Somebody Singing' on CBC Radio 2's Shift

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Music Monday: Chris Hadfield's song from space crosses Canada

May 5, 2014, marks Music Monday, and last year astronaut Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robe…

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austin33
#1 posted by
austin33
on May 05, 2013

I am completely amazed at this song. This song makes me even prouder to be Canadian and a human being. It shows just how much in common we all are. As one poster stated music has no borders, and I agree with this being a humanitarian song. All involved should pat yourselves on the shoulder for the incredible work. This song touched me in ways I did not know still existed, with the world being so fast paced and seemingly cold. This shows there is still great hope in one common existance. I can't wait for everyone to jump on board.

awol5771
#2 posted by
awol5771
on May 05, 2013
Our whole family loves this song and my daughter (8) is so excited to be singing it with her school tomorrow. Is there no way to purchase a download of the song? We would like to sing it during our long drives to the cottage!
AR-DD
#3 posted by
AR-DD
on May 06, 2013

What a beautiful song, with such a wonderful meaning :)

 

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