Wednesday, January 8, 2020

David Bowie: Top 100 Songs

First posted 1/8/2013; updated 1/5/2020.

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David Bowie

Glam-rock singer/songwriter born David Robert Jones 1/8/1947 in Brixton, London, England. Died 1/10/2016 in New York City. He changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with the Monkees’ Davy Jones. (v – Kon-Rads; Reds & Blues; King Bees: 11/63 to 8/64; Manish Boys: 8/64 to 4/65; Davy Jones: 65; Lower Third: 3/65 to 1/66; The Buzz: 2/66 to 12/66; solo: 66-; Tin Machine: 89-92). In 1972, he became a producer for Mott the Hoople (“All the Young Dudes”) and Lou Reed (Transformer). In 1977, he worked with Iggy Pop as a songwriter and producer for Pop’s The Idiot and Lust for Life albums.

Bowie’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Albums of All Time.

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Top 100 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Space Oddity (1969) #1 UK
2. Heroes (1977)
3. Changes (1971)

DMDB Top 5%:

4. Let’s Dance (1983) #1 US, CB, UK, CN
5. Under Pressure (with Queen, 1981) #1 UK
6. Life on Mars? (1971)
7. All the Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople, 1972)
8. Fame (1975) #1 US, CB, HR, RR
9. Starman (1972)
10. Young Americans (1975)

11. Lust for Life (Iggy Pop, 1977)
12. Ashes to Ashes (1980) #1 UK
13. Ziggy Stardust (1972)
14. Golden Years (1975)
15. Rebel Rebel (1974)
16. The Jean Genie (1972)
17. Modern Love (1983)
18. Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger, 1985) #1 UK, CN, AU
19. Sound and Vision (1977)
20. China Girl (1983)

DMDB Top 10%:

21. Blue Jean (1984)
22. Suffragette City (1972)
23. Lazarus (2015)
24. This Is Not America (with Pat Metheny, 1985)
25. Sorrow (1973) #1 AU
26. Fashion (1980)
27. Blackstar (2015)
28. Day-In Day-Out (1987)

DMDB Top 20%:

29. Absolute Beginners (1986)
30. Heroes (The Wallflowers, 1998)
31. Diamond Dogs (1974)

32. The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
33. Tonight (with Tina Turner, 1984)
34. Never Let Me Down (1987)
35. John, I’m Only Dancing (1972)
36. Where Are We Now? (2013)
37. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) (1982)
38. Drive-In Saturday (1973)
39. Rock and Roll Suicide (1972)
40. DJ (1979)

41. Underground (1986)
42. Knock on Wood (1974)
43. Boys Keep Swinging (1979)
44. The Man Who Sold the World (Nirvana, 1993)
45. 1984 (1974)
46. Moonage Daydream (1972)
47. The Laughing Gnome (1967)
48. Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (1980)
49. Jump They Say (1993)
50. TVC 15 (1976)

51. Under the God (Tin Machine, 1989)
52. Let’s Spend the Night Together (1973)
53. Time Will Crawl (1987)
54. Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby, 1977)
55. Loving the Alien (1984)
56. Success (Iggy Pop, 1977)
57. Alabama Song (1980)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

58. Hallo Spaceboy (1995)
59. Queen Bitch (1971)
60. When the Wind Blows (1986)

61. China Girl (Iggy Pop, 1977)
62. Time (1973)
63. Beauty and the Beast (1977)
64. My Death (live, 1972)
65. I Can’t Read (1997)
66. The Heart’s Filthy Lesson (1995)
67. All the Young Dudes (1973)
68. Wild Is the Wind (1976)
69. Pretty Pink Rose (with Adrian Belew, 1990)
70. I’m Afraid of Americans (1997)

71. Be My Wife (1977)
72. Heroes (We Could Be) (Alesso with Tove Lo, 2014)
73. Quicksand (1971)
74. Little Wonder (1997)
75. Memory of a Free Festival (1969)
76. White Light/White Heat (live, 1972)
77. Up the Hill Backwards (1980)
78. Black Country Rock (1970)
79. Panic in Detroit (1973)
80. Bang Bang (1987)

81. Look Back in Anger (1979)
82. New Killer Star (2003)
83. Breaking Glass (1977)
84. Slow Burn (2002)
85. Heaven’s in Here (Tin Machine, 1989)
86. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
87. Rock and Roll with Me (1974)
88. We Are the Dead (1974)
89. Buddha of Suburbia (with Lenny Kravitz, 1993)
90. It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City (1975)

91. The Prettiest Star (1970)
92. Five Years (1972)
93. Oh, You Pretty Things (1971)
94. Andy Warhol (1971)
95. Outside (1995)
96. Black Tie White Noise (with Al B. Sure!, 1993)
97. One Shot (Tin Machine, 1991)
98. Baby Universal (Tin Machine, 1991)
99. Stateside (Tin Machine, 1991)
100. Arnold Layne (with David Gilmour, 2006)


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