"Major Tom (Coming Home)" (German: Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst) Major Tom (totally disconnected)), is a song by singer Peter Schilling from his album Error in the System. With a character unofficially related to "Major Tom", the theme of David Bowie's 1969 album Space Oddity, the song is about the character being caught in an accident in space.
The song was originally recorded in German, and released in West Germany on January 3, 1983. It reached #1 in West Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The English version was first released in the United States on September 24, 1983. It reached #1 in Canada, #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1984, and #4 in South Africa. The English-language version of the song also reached number two on the dance chart in the U.S.