Other references to the Challenger space shuttle disaster in popular music include:
" by Frank Turner (about Christa McAuliffe, the social studies teacher who died in the Challenger disaster)
"January 28, 1986
" (A short interlude about the disaster)
"Sign O' the Times
" by Prince (The lyric "When a rocket ship explodes and everybody still wants to fly" refers to Prince's surprise that people would still be interested in space travel after the incident)
" by Jean-Michel Jarre (Part of this song was scheduled to be recorded on the Challenger. Ron McNair brought his soprano saxophone on board to do the solo, but never had the chance as the Challenger exploded. After the explosion, Jarre changed the title of the song in honor of the fallen astronaut)
" by Beyoncé (The song starts off with a six-second audio clip of former NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt's famous shortly after The Challenger exploded).