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David Bowie Songs

David Bowie Songs

List of Songs Recorded by David Bowi

Throughout the 1970s, Bowie covered three songs by singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (pictured in 2012): "Growin' Up", "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" and "Spirit in the Night" (the last of which for the 1973 Astronettes project). All three would later appear on compilations albums.

While promoting his 1977 album "Heroes", Bowie sang a duet, the Christmas song "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy", with Bing Crosby (pictured in 1951) for Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas. RCA Records eventually released the duet as a single in 1982. ^ Bowie often re-recorded previously released songs of his such as "John, I'm Only Dancing" vs. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" and "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" on Nothing Has Changed and Blackstar. Many of his songs are also available in different edits, such as single vs. album versions. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Original version recorded by Bowie's band Arnold Corns released as B-side to the "Moonage Daydream" non-album single in 1971, and later re-recorded by Bowie for the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Space Oddity

After a decade spent courting the mainstream, Bowie clearly intended Outside to be seen as a grand artistic statement. It occasionally feels a bit laboured, but its highlights rank high: a Space Oddity-referencing Pet Shop Boys remix was a hit, but the original of Hallo Spaceboy is pummelling, chaotic and hypnotic. In his excellent book The Complete David Bowie, Nicholas Pegg notes that the episodic Space Oddity sounds like something the 60s Bee Gees might have written at their weirdest. He’s absolutely right, although where the Bee Gees would have played up the melodrama, Bowie perfectly inhabits its mood of blank-eyed, space-age alienation.  

David Bowie was born in 1947. Between the late-'60s and the mid-‘70s, he experimented with multi-media, recording the albums The Man Who Sold The World, Space Oddity, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Station to Station, and Young Americans. The track “Fame,” taken from the latter album, was his first U.S. No 1.

 

 

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