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David Bowie has been called many things in his life: rock ‘n’ roll chameleon, musical genius, Ziggy Stardust and Thin White Duke, to name a few. Still, coming up with a list of best Bowie tracks is both pleasurable and painful. How does one narrow such an eclectic and magnificent career down to just 10 tunes? Missing from this list are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance” — his only two No. 1 U.S. songs — as well as classics such as “Starman,” “Oh! You Pretty Things,” “Life on Mars?” and countless others. What made the cut? Check out our list of the Top 10 David Bowie Songs.
, is one of his most haunting songs of all time. Despite the mastery of the original tune, the opening entry in our our list of the Top 10 David Bowie Songs largely went unnoticed at the time. Its popularity grew over time, however, as cover versions by Scottish singer Lulu and grunge goliaths Nirvana helped bring the song into the mainstream.
. Lyrically, it paints one of Bowie’s most vivid pictures in a song, while musically it builds into a chaotic crescendo highlighted by the ominous sense of panic in Bowie’s voice during its climax.
album, the tune features guitar playing by the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.
‘ and ‘,’ the tune serves as the perfect bridge between the Rolling Stones and punk rock.
Beatles‘ “A Day in the Life” — fitting, considering that John Lennon contributed to two other tunes on the album, including “Fame” and a cover of “Across the Universe.”
album and proved to be one of the most powerful songs on the disc — and of his career. Featuring in-your-face, sexually charged lyrics and a monster guitar riff by Ronson, “Moonage Daydream” is a rock ‘n’ roll tour de force. The tune is also significant in that it serves as a musical introduction to the Ziggy Stardust character.
Yes‘ Rick Wakeman. Additionally, Bowie’s singing is at its finest on “Changes,” showcasing one of the most unique voices in rock history.
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