Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The 111 Best Songs By David Bowie

I am not the definitive voice on David Bowie.  I am one voice.  Basically, this list encompasses the majority of Bowie's solo career.  I did not include Tin Machine or his guest spot/team-ups.  I also avoided the live albums.  This list was hard enough with just his main releases.  This should be a good start...especially if you're only getting into Bowie now.  Just remember, I told you about him first.

Here are the 111 Best Songs By David Bowie:
  1. Suffragette City (Ziggy Stardust)
  2. Life on Mars? (Hunky Dory)
  3. Modern Love (Let's Dance)
  4. Ziggy Stardust (Ziggy Stardust)
  5. Rebel Rebel (Diamond Dogs)
  6. Moonage Daydream (Ziggy Stardust)
  7. China Girl (Let's Dance)
  8. The Man Who Sold the World (The Man Who Sold the World)
  9. Young Americans (Young Americans)
  10. Changes (Hunky Dory)
  11. Hang On To Yourself (Ziggy Stardust)
  12. Space Oddity (Space Oddity)
  13. Golden Years (Station To Station)
  14. Five Years (Ziggy Stardust)
  15. Andy Warhol (Hunky Dory)
  16. Song For Bob Dylan (Hunky Dory)
  17. The Width of a Circle (The Man Who Sold the World)
  18. Neighborhood Threat (Tonight)
  19. Bang Bang  (Never Let Me Down)
  20. Jean Genie (Aladdin Sane)
  21. Blue Jean (Tonight)
  22. Sound and Vision (Low)
  23. DJ (Lodger)
  24. John, I'm Only Dancing (Ziggy Stardust)
  25. 1984 (Diamond Dogs)
  26. Cracked Actor (Aladdin Sane)
  27. Starman (Ziggy Stardust)
  28. Let's Dance  (Let's Dance)
  29. Watch That Man (Aladdin Sane)
  30. Queen Bitch (Hunky Dory)
  31. Velvet Goldmine (Ziggy Stardust Deluxe Edition)
  32. Be My Wife (Low)
  33. Rock N Roll Suicide (Ziggy Stardust)
  34. Loving The Alien (Tonight)
  35. Fascination (Young Americans)
  36. Star (Ziggy Stardust)
  37. Heroes (Heroes)
  38. Let's Spend the Night Together (Aladdin Sane)
  39. Soul Love (Ziggy Stardust)
  40. All The Young Dudes (Aladdin Sane 30th Anniversary)
  41. Cat People (Let's Dance)
  42. Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (Scary Monsters)
  43. She's Got Medals (David Bowie)
  44. Diamond Dogs (Diamond Dogs)
  45. New York's In Love (Never Let Me Down)
  46. I'm Afraid of Americans (Earthling)
  47. Afraid (Heathen)
  48. Lady Stardust (Ziggy Stardust)
  49. Kooks (Hunky Dory)
  50. Black Country Rock (The Man Who Sold the World)
  51. Fame (Young Americans)
  52. Criminal World (Let's Dance)
  53. The Supermen (Hunky Dory Special Edition) 
  54. Sunday (Heathen)
  55. Janine (Space Oddity)
  56. Secret Life of Arabia (Heroes)
  57. Strangers When We Meet (Outside)
  58. Growing Up (Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary)
  59. Time Will Crawl (Never Let Me Down)
  60. Reality (Reality)
  61. The Bewlay Brothers (Hunky Dory)
  62. Drive In Saturday (Aladdin Sane)
  63. Oh! You Pretty Things (Hunky Dory)
  64. It's Hard To Be A Saint In City (Sound and Vision)
  65. Day-In Day-Out (Never Let Me Down)
  66. Breaking Glass (Low)
  67. Jump They Say (Black Tie White Noise)
  68. Time (Aladdin Sane)
  69. Panic In Detroit (Aladdin Sane)
  70. Seven (Hours...)
  71. Big Brother (Diamond Dogs)
  72. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly (Space Oddity)
  73. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere? (Pin-Ups)
  74. Rock N Roll With Me (Diamond Dogs)
  75. Cygnet Committee (Space Oddity)
  76. Tonight (Tonight)
  77. It Ain't Easy (Ziggy Stardust)
  78. You've Been Around (Black Tie White Noise)
  79. Letter To Hermione (Space Oddity)
  80. Slow Burn (Heathen)
  81. The Prettiest Star (7-inch version)
  82. Seven Years In Tibet (Earthling)
  83. I'm Deranged (Outside)
  84. Because You're Young (Scary Monsters)
  85. Always Crashing in the Same Car (Low)
  86. Little Wonder (Earthling)
  87. Outside (Outside)
  88. Beat of Your Drum (Never Let Me Down)
  89. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Hours...)
  90. Look Back in Anger (Lodger)
  91. Slip Away (Heathen)
  92. TVC15 (Station To Station)
  93. Teenage Wildlife (Scary Monsters)
  94. Black Out (Heroes)
  95. Bring Me The Disco King (Reality)
  96. New Killer Star (Reality)
  97. Johnny I'm Only Dancing, Again (7-inch)
  98. Pallas Athena (Black Tie White Noise) 
  99. Quicksand (Hunky Dory)
  100. Station To Station (Station To Station)
  101. Fantastic Voyage (Lodger)
  102. Tumble and Twirl (Tonight)
  103. Uncle Arthur (David Bowie)
  104. Thursday's Child (Hours...)
  105. Magic Dance (Labyrinth)
  106. Wild Is the Wind (Station To Station)
  107. Dodo (Diamond Dogs Expanded Edition)
  108. Wild Eyed Boy From Free Cloud (Space Oddity B-Side)
  109. Bombers (Hunky Dory Special Edition) 
  110. Don't Look Down (Tonight)
  111. When I Live My Dream (David Bowie)
Buy David Bowie's new album, The Next Day...now!!!

1 comment:

daretoeatapeach said...

I'd pay my last dollar to see David Bowie on tour. Come on man, do it!

I'd put as top choices roughly:

1. "Young Americans"
2. "Oh You Pretty Things"
3. "Space Oddity"
4. "John I'm Only Dancing"
5. "The Man Who Sold the World"

Maybe "Changes" should be in that list, I'm just tired of hearing it.