15 classic Bowie songs

  • Under Pressure – Bowie’s contribution to Queen’s “Under Pressure” exponentially increased the song’s cool factor. (Photo:
    Instagram, @blackbadger)

  • Aladdin Sane (1913 -1938-197?) – One of the pivotal songs cementing Bowie’s blossoming glam icon status after the success of the preceding The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. (Photo: Instagram, @fanscollectors)

  • Andy Warhol – Bowie had a clever, biting sense of humor and it is best showcased in the opening of this underrated classic

    poking fun at pop artist Andy Warhol. (Photo: Instagram, @cendrickharrison)

  • Starman – “There’s a Starman waiting in the sky, he’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds,”

    Bowie sings on this one. And how he did. (Photo: Instagram, @zacharys10)

  • 9. Space Oddity – Bowie wrote what is surely the soundtrack to every ascent into heaven. A highlight from his self-titled album

    released in 1969. (Photo: Instagram, @zeldawasawriter)

  • Sound and Vision – A glorious ode to the two senses he continually blessed with otherworldly stimuli for decades. Thank you and

    good luck on your journey onwards, David Bowie. (Photo: Instagram, @justicetrips)

  • “Heroes” – The title track of one of Bowie’s Berlin trilogy albums tells the story of two lovers meeting at the Berlin Wall.
    (Photo: Instagram, @jaron_august)

  • Ziggy Stardust – Not many artists can pretend to be another fictional artist and still pull off one of the greatest title songs on

    one of the greatest albums ever. (Photo: Instagram, @vinyl_crush)

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide – This harrowing closer to the Ziggy Stardust album chronicles the tragic collapse of a washed-up, wasted

    rockstar – the complete antithesis of the brilliant and typically enigmatic way Bowie left us. (Photo: Instagram,
    @biggrapp412)

  • The Jean Genie – Another gargantuan guitar riff punctuates a fascinating song that is a weird collage of Americana somehow

    involving Bowie’s bud Iggy Pop as a protagonist. (Photo: Instagram, @ eerokoivisto)

  • Rebel Rebel – Pack one of rock’s most endearing guitar riffs into a song about androgynous love and you have a glam match made in heaven. (Photo: Instagram, @kingbuzz)

  • Modern Love – Bowie was a master of innovation and remained relevant throughout various decades – defining modern love to generation after generation. (Photo: Instagram, @swingroxy)

  • Life on Mars – Bowie’s sci-fi pondering about alien life is an all-time classic once called “a cross between a Broadway musical and Salvador Dali” by the BBC. (Photo: Instagram, @vinylskauen)

  • Let’s Dance – Bowie knew when to push the wackiness aside for a good old dance party. What can we do but abide? (Photo:
    Instagram, @sneakerboyt)

  • Changes – Never has this song’s poignant lyrics rang more true than after the shaking passing of one of rock’s great innovators. Turn and face the strange, Starman. (Photo: Instagram, @rogerioflausinooficial)

Under Pressure – Bowie’s contribution to Queen’s “Under Pressure” exponentially increased the song’s cool factor. (Photo:
Instagram, @blackbadger)


Rock icon David Bowie’s passing has left music the fans the world over in tears, but the Starman left behind a treasure trove of music that will keep us loving the alien forever. Here are 15 of his best to remind us to celebrate his spectacular life.


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