I'm working on a fun little mission called Shore Leave with Sori. It is almost done, but I need a little help. Here is where I am having trouble. I need two songs that would be considered timeless or classic in the 24th century. The songs will be used in a group karoke (1) and sing-a-long (2) type scenarios. I was thinking of maybe "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" for the sing-a-long portion as an homage to ( Star Trek V - The Final Frontier ). But, even so ... I have no clue what to select for the karoke part of the evening. What do you guys think? Got any ideas for either song?
On a serious note (see what I did there) you can try Fly Me to the Moon. It was done in 1954 before Star Trek was released, so would assuredly exist in Star Trek canon. Also bonus points for having a somewhat spacey theme.
In 2010, 49 major artists have remade the song in whole or part including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, ABBA, Tony Bennett, Utada Kikaru, and Rod Stewart. I count at least six languages the song has been done in (English, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese). It has appeared in movies, video games, and TV shows including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Space Cowboys, and Oliver Stone's Wall Street.
So this would be a good 'timeless' song for Star Trek.
I would tend to say that Fly Me To The Moon would be a good choice. If you notice in trek, especially since DS9, 20th century crooners are seen as classic musical entertainment. Go for some sinatra and I think you will be fine. Any other pop music or anything since the last 40 years would not fit trek in my opinion. Go for classy.