I can think of no better way to memorialize Leonard Nimoy than through song. From songs about Spock to songs sung by Nimoy himself, I’ve tried to include a good variety. Live long and prosper!
The Firm – “Star Trekkin’”
Let’s start off with something more light hearted, a tribute to Star Trek that I remember from my days of listening to the Dr. Demento Show. “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.”
The Doubleclicks – “Spock Impersonator”
OK, maybe it’s about someone who cosplays as Spock, but he does it rather convincingly so it’s sort of like falling in love with Spock.
Nerf Herder – “Mr. Spock”
This could almost be an answer song to the Doubleclicks one if it hadn’t been written before it.
Sci-Fried – “My Name Is Spock”
I almost hesitate to call this one a parody since it rocks so hard, but technically it is. It also ties together with my writing this tribute at all since this version is from Nerdapalooza 2010, which started me writing about geek music in the first place.
Warp 11 – “Help Me Spock”
Another rocker from Star Trek band Warp 11.
Information Society – “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”
I can’t believe I nearly left this one out! A friend posted the extended mix on Facebook, but I think the actual video works better for this list.
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
Even though it wasn’t the intention or emotion behind the song, I think this sums up how most of us felt after learning about Nimoy’s death.
Uhura sings about Spock
From the episode “Charlie X.”
A couple of excerpts from “The Way to Eden” in which Spock jams with the space hippies. Or whatever they were actually called…
Leonard Nimoy – “Highly Illogical”
There are so many great songs out there by Leonard Nimoy that I could pad out this list probably forever, but I chose to stick with originals rather than covers. But expect to see at least one of those pop up on my next covers list.
Leonard Nimoy – “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”
Of course I had to end with this one. I remember running across this record while visiting a friend at a college radio station. As soon as we found it, we put it on and of course absolutely loved it. I also seem to remember having seen this video in the pre-Internet days, but I can’t for the life of me remember how. Probably one of those bootleg videos from a con. Anyway, it’s an amazing song from an amazing man. He will be missed.