At the American Music Awards last Sunday, Miley Cyrus performed in front of a computer-generated kitten that lip-synced in outer space.

But while Ms. Cyrus' AMAs space-based screensaver visuals -- a subtle nod, perhaps, to her recent extraterrestrial video romp with Future seen in the photo above -- was a shout-out to the Internet, it also reflected the music industry's long-running claim that space is, indeed, the place.

In fact, earlier this month Lady Gaga even booked the world's first concert in outer space, set for 2015, while Bieber announced in June he'd be bringing his downward spiral into space aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

So we aimed our rocket ship for planet YouTube where were discovered 12 music videos -- by artists ranging from Britney and Backstreet Boys to Diplo and The Darkness to Katy and Kanye -- proving just how space-obsessed musicians really are. (Oh, and thanks to Chris Hadfield, one case of how music-obsessed astronauts really are.)

10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...blast off!

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  • Britney Spears - "Oops I Did It Again"

    In the 2000 video that had absolutely nothing to do with the song itself, Ms. Spears arrived on Mars to dance and sing, validating everything X-File's Fox Mulder spent his career looking for: the truth...about alien women in space.

  • Chris Hadfield - "Space Oddity"

    Not even the splendor of an animated cat singing “Wrecking Ball” can rival a bona fide astronaut singing David Bowie in space. Only <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/the-stars-are-out-tonight-david-bowie_n_2764665.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-music&ir=Canada%20Music" target="_blank">Tilda Swinton can</a>.

  • Future and Miley Cyrus feat. Mr. Hudson - “Real and True”

    The only way this video could get more dramatic is if it accompanied Apollo 13 or featured Tom Hanks. And if it was Apollo 13, Miley Cyrus would be the quarantined Gary Sinese, who’s separated from the rest of the crew due to the threat of glitter measles. Houston, we have the greatest analogy of all time.

  • Katy Perry ft. Kanye West - "E.T."

    “Picture this,” is what I assume the director pitched, “Kanye is floating through space -- then boom! There’s alien Katy Perry -- and then another alien Katy Perry. And she lands on a planet with a garbage mountain, and kisses a guy after finding a robot in the garbage mountain. Then, as this is happening, Kanye is still floating through space.” Then the director is asked how it ends. And to that question he answers, “Oh, that’s it, it just ends.” And what most of you don’t know is that Kanye is actually still floating through space today.

  • Smashing Pumpkins -"Tonight Tonight"

    Back when the Smashing Pumpkins were more than just Billy Corgan, the iconic '90s alt-rockers made this rip off of, er, tribute to Georges Méliès's 1902 silent film "A Trip to the Moon."

  • Diplo - "Set It Off"

    In space, no one can hear you scream -- but they can see you pole dance, which is exactly the thought process we assume led Diplo to create this 2012 video.

  • Backstreet Boys - “Larger Than Life”

    You know what else was larger than life in 1999? The Backstreet Boys’ egos! (Hey-oh!) So that might explain why a song about how great the band is accompanied a video about a space ship and "Star Wars"-like battle. Meaning: if you get as famous as the Backstreet Boys, you can make a video about whatever you want, and no one will stop you.

  • The Darkness - “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”

    See what I don’t understand is despite so many "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes (and movies), not once did a crew member select this program to participate in on the holodeck. As if Barkley wasn’t dying to shred on guitar.

  • Broken Bells - "After the Disco"

    After the disco is the after party, and after the party is the strange trip through space, and after the strange trip through space, we watch Anton Yelchin prove he doesn't need James T. Kirk or the rest of the Enterprise crew. Somewhere, J.J. Abrams is anxiously pacing (and adding even more lens flares).

  • Will Smith - "Men In Black"

    Will Smith may not have actually made it to space in 1997’s "Men In Black," but his dance moves in the film’s official video were sure . . . OUT OF THIS WORLD. [Puts on Tommy Lee Jones’ sunglasses like Horatio in "CSI" and morphs into the talking dog from the movie.]

  • Armi Ja Danny and Iilka Lipsanen - "I Want To Love You Tender"

    And in the words of Homer Simpson watching "Twin Peaks": I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. (Just kidding, this is a sex tape from the future.)

  • Quad City DJs - “Space Jam”

    And yes, we know this video isn’t set in space, but to exclude a song -- nay, a jam -- with the word “space” in the title would be egregious and disgusting. Now everybody get up. It’s time to slam now.

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  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • R. Kelly, Lady Gaga

    R. Kelly, left, and Lady Gaga perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Rihanna, Monica Braithwaite

    Monica Braithwaite, right, presents the Icon award to her daughter Rihanna on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Jennifer Lopez

    El bailarín Maksim Chmerkovskiy carga a Jennifer López el homenaje de la artsita a Celia Cruz en la ceremonia de los American Music Awards, el domingo 24 de noviembre del 2013 en el Teatro Nokia de Los Angeles. (Foto por John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite female artist - country at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake accepts the award for favorite album - soul/R&B for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lil Mama, T-Boz, Chilli

    From right, Chilli and T-Boz of the musical group TLC perform with Lil Mama on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Joan Jett, Dave Grohl

    Joan Jett, left, and Dave Grohl present the award for favorite artist - alternative rock at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Paulina Gretzky, Ciara

    Paulina Gretzky, left, and Ciara present the award for favorite male artist - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ke$ha

    Ke$ha, en el centro, durante su actuación con Pitbull en la ceremonia de los American Music Awards, el domingo 24 de noviembre del 2013 en el Teatro Nokia de Los Angeles. (Foto por John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ian Axel, Christina Aguilera, Chad Vaccarino

    Ian Axel, left, and Chad Vaccarino, right, of A Great Big World perform with Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake accepts the award for favorite male artist - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna, cener, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ryan Lewis, Macklemore

    Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis accept the award for favorite album - rap/hip-hop for "The Heist" via satellite from Miami during the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz

    From left, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump, and Pete Wentz of the musical group Fall Out Boy present the award for favorite female artist - country at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Akon, Michael Bolton

    Akon, left, and Michael Bolton present the award for favorite album - rap/hip-hop at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ke$ha, Pitbull

    Ke$ha, left, and Pitbull perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Pitbull, Ke$ha

    Pitbull, left, and Ke$ha perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne. Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles

    From left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles of musical group One Direction, accept the award for favorite album - pop/rock for "Take Me Home" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Tyler Hubbard, Nelly

    Tyler Hubbard, left, of the musical group Florida Georgia Line performs on stage with Nelly at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley

    Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley of the musical group Florida Georgia Line perform on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Liam Payne, Harry Styles

    Liam Payne, left, and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction perform on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Dan Reynolds

    Dan Reynolds of the musical group Imagine Dragons performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna accepts the award for favorite female artist - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Chris Daughtry, Kristen Bell

    Chris Daughtry, left, and Kristen Bell present the award for favorite album -country at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Pitbull

    Host Pitbull speaks on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Sarah Silverman

    Sarah Silverman arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kendrick Lamar

    Kendrick Lamar arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite female artist - country at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Wayne Newton, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus

    Wayne Newton, from left, Miley Cyrus, and Billy Ray Cyrus arrive at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Naya Rivera

    Naya Rivera arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Lil Mama

    Lil Mama arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • R. Kelly

    R. Kelly arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kendall Jenner

    Kendall Jenner arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Ke$ha, Pitbull

    Ke$ha, center left, and Pitbull, center right, perform on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for "Red", favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan

    From left, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan of the musical group One Direction perform on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)