PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsA variety of classic disco and pop hits of the 1970s are featured on the soundtrack to the new Matt Damon movie The Martian, which was released as a digital album via iTunes today. Titled Songs from The Martian, the album includes tunes by Donna Summer, ABBA, The O’Jays, Gloria Gaynor, Vickie Sue Robinson, Hues Corporation and Thelma Houston.

The sci-fi film tells the story of an astronaut named Mark Watney, played by Damon, who ends up stranded by himself on Mars when a manned trip to the red planet goes awry. Watney, who is presumed dead, must make due with meager supplies while trying to survive. One of the few items he has to entertain himself is a playlist left by the missions commander, who happened to love ’70s disco. Among the tunes showcased are “Hot Stuff,” “Waterloo,” “Love Train” and “I Will Survive.”

Appropriately, Songs from The Martian also features David Bowie‘s memorable 1971 tune “Life on Mars.” A deluxe two-CD edition of the album, combining the soundtrack and the film’s score, will be released on November 6 and can be purchased on

The Martian premiered in theaters today. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and, in addition to Damon, stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover.

Here is the track list of Songs from The Martian:

“Turn the Beat Around” — Vickie Sue Robinson
“Hot Stuff” — Donna Summer
“Rock the Boat” — Hues Corporation
“Don’t Leave Me This Way” — Thelma Houston
“Starman” — David Bowie
“Waterloo” — ABBA
“Love Train” — The O’Jays
“I Will Survive” — Gloria Gaynor
“The Martian Score Suite” — Harry Gregson-Williams

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