Which is your all time favourite David Bowie Song?

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Singer, artist, fashion icon, rock star, actor, genius, game-changer – so many ways to describe the legend that was David Bowie. The world is in mourning after the loss of one of the most iconic musicians that was alive in our time.

Bowie’s career really began with “Space Oddity” in 1969. The celestial folk song about an astronaut lost in space became a smash hit, propelling his momentum. He followed with a long string of classic albums, restlessly veering from one style to the next, unable to stay in the same path for too long.

One of my favourite tributes from our community is from Dale Brain who said  ‘The world is poorer for his passing, but all the richer for his living’.

Listed below are our top 20 songs, and the question is:

Which is your favourite David Bowie Song?

Space Oddity David Bowie · 1969
The Man Who Sold the World The Man Who Sold the World · 1970
Life On Mars? Hunky Dory · 1971
Changes Hunky Dory · 1971
Moonage Daydream The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars · 1972
Starman The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars · 1972
Rebel Rebel Diamond Dogs · 1974
China Girl Let's Dance · 1983
Modern Love Let's Dance · 1983
Ashes To Ashes Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) · 1980
Suffragette City The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars · 1972
Queen Bitch Hunky Dory · 1971
Oh! You Pretty Things Hunky Dory · 1971
All the Young Dudes David Live · 1974
Jean Genie Aladdin Sane · 1973
Young Americans Young Americans · 1975
Let's Dance Let's Dance · 1983
Absolute Beginners Tonight · 1984
Sound & Vision Low · 1977
Based on 160 public votes.


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16th May 2016
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Sound & Vision and Heroes were my favourites, loved most of his music though and also loved him in Labyrinth.
1st Feb 2016
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Jean Genie.
Have to admit to not being a great fan. He was a bit weird sometimes
15th Jan 2016
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I was a massive Bowie fan and still am. I picked 'Life On Mars' as my favourite, but to be honest it's one of many favourites, as it's impossible to choose just one! 'Rebel, Rebel' has a huge resonance for me as I was such a rebellious teen! I can't quite get used to the fact that he's gone, but I have all my Bowie albums, Bowie books and Bowie memorabilia. I also have a beautiful portrait painting of him which I only bought just over a year ago. Saw him live more than a few times, and he never failed to impress, such a talented, intelligent, ultra cool and thoroughly nice man.
14th Jan 2016
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You just couldn't pick a favourite !
21st Jan 2016
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I agree. So many great songs over the decades. Sadly missed
13th Jan 2016
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Bowie was brilliant! Loved most of his songs especially China Girl and Lets Dance. A lot of the media have said this week he was a genius and he was. You would have to be living in a cave the past 40 years not to know who he was and to have seen all his amazing transformations and music. What a cool dude he was!
13th Jan 2016
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More than brilliant he was a true genius!
13th Jan 2016
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David Bowie was a total genius. I cannot believe the breadth and depth of his music looking at this list it takes me back to my youth. What an incredible guy and a true British legend. He changed culture globally and I there are only a few people in popular media and music who have ever risen to his fame-Elvis, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John....probably it!!

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