David Bowie Top 5 Songs in Articles

Following the saddening passing of musical legend David Bowie, I thought it would be opportune to take a look back at some of his most iconic songs. If you’re a Bowie fanatic, this will hopefully be a great opportunity for you to reminisce of the genius of these songs and if you don’t know any of them I hope at least some of you find a new musical love.

 

Heroes

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First on the list is the song “Heroes”, featured in Bowie’s twelfth studio album of the same name. You may know this song from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the movie. It’s the one they blast while driving through the tunnel as Sam (Emma Watson) stands through the car roof hole and holds out her arms in true Titanic-fashion.

 

 

Space Oddity

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Next up is the classic, “Space Oddity”. Released 5 days before the launch of Apollo 11, the first spaceflight that landed humans on the moon, this song is about a fictional astronaut, Major Tom, as he ascends into space for the first time. “Ground control to Major Tom...”

 

Changes

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It’s the song from Shrek! Well the original version. However, Bowie does feature on the Shrek soundtrack version as well. “Ch-ch-ch-changesssss” – It’s one of his catchiest songs and the accompanying piano and saxophone are an absolute joy.

 

Life on Mars?

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Featuring on the same album as Changes, this became another hit from “Hunky Dory”. This song contains rather unusual lyrics and an even weirder music video to go with it, but it’s a classic.

Rebel Rebel

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This is Bowie’s most covered song. It starts off with a classic riff and it gets even better from there. This is known as his goodbye to the glam rock movement, which he helped pioneer.

 

Bowie was daring, innovative, inspirational and so much more than I could possibly put into words. His music will live on for a very, very long time, and rightly so. Rest in peace David Bowie.