When I first heard this song it made quite an impression on me. The style is unusual, yet this is music that made an interesting backdrop to the the 80's and I can't imagine 80's music without it.
Peter Schilling - "Major Tom (Coming Home)" - 1983:
As a further observation, it is still my opinion that "Major Tom" would've made a perfect opening theme for the BBC Sci-Fi series "Star Cops" from 1987. The intro graphics used on this TV show hold up very well, even after all of these years: