0035: David Bowie's Best Songs

  • 1. Rebel Rebel (alternate Sound + Vision version)
  • 2. Panic in Detroit
  • 3. Station to Station
  • 4. Heroes
  • 5. Drive-In Saturday
  • 6. TVC 15
  • 7. Ziggy Stardust
  • 8. I Have Not Been to Oxford Town
  • 9. Golden Years
  • 10. Always Crashing in the Same Car
  • 11. Life On Mars?
  • 12. Modern Love
  • 13. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • 14. Beauty and the Beast
  • 15. Jump They Say
Author Comments: 

Just off the top of my head... I may refine this list later.

I see Heroes. I also love The Man Who Sold The World, A Space Oddity and Ashes To Ashes, Les.

Great songs. Ashes to Ashes was on this list but replaced at the last second. I'm still trying to find a space for Aladdin Sand, a great non-single album track.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Gosh, les, good list, but a tear has escaped my eye and is now seeking its solitary way down my cheek because Sound and Vision, my favorite Bowie song, is missing. I might say Always Crashing is second though, so at least only one tear has to be shed...

Johnny Waco

If it will help to dry that stray, solitary, sorrowful tear, it was on my original list of 20 songs that I whittled down to this final list. It is a great song.

Forgive me, my friend. This list was difficult enough as it was.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Yes indeed. "Sound and Vision", "Sufragette City", "Velvet Goldmine", "John, I'm Only Dancing", they are all tunes I love and for whom I shed tears because I see them not on your list.

But that's why this is your list. And I can't really debate with anything you have on here. Rock.

Fair enough, although scanning this list many moons later, the most painful omission I see here is most likely the oddly-addicitive Station to Station. A wonderful three-part song in the grand tradition of Paranoid Android and Good Vibrations!

I'll have to squeeze it in at some point.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

squeeze it in, eh?

Would add Sound and Vision and Some Are.

A Low fan, are you?

Sound and Vision was very close to making this list. If I added five songs to the bottom, it would certainly be among them.


Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

A am a huge fan of Low as well as the entire Berlin/Eno period. Some Are is probably my favorite track b/c I keep imagining what they were thinking when they recorded something that resembles a Christmas carol.

I've listened to "What In The World" about 500 times. I've also listened to the Scary Monsters album about 500 times.

Cat People, would that be the album version or the movie soundtrack version (my vote for superior version)?

I's also add Look Back In Anger.

GreggB gbelevick@hotmail.com

I'm with you. I'm thinking of the soundtrack version here.

Look Back in Anger is also a great tune!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Like they say, great minds ;-)))