The Song

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson have co-written the song for Music Monday 2013 and 2014; officially titled I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing). The song is being commissioned by and The Coalition for Music Education to celebrate music education in schools across Canada.

The song premiered on February 8, 2013 across CBC platforms: CBC-TV, CBC Radio and, with Hadfield performing on the International Space Station and Robertson and the Barenaked Ladies on Earth with the Wexford Gleeks, Canadian Nation Showchoir champions.


For musical arrangements of the song: Click here

For translations of the lyrics: Click here

Audio demos of arrangements and translations are also available.