Best David Bowie Songs

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21 China Girl

Why is this song not in the top 10?!?!

This song deserves a vote. Odd song, but insidiously affecting. Very underrated.

This song is really good and it was a success on the charts in many many different countries - mneilan

Best song from Bowie's best album

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22 Oh! You Pretty Things

Definitely a favorite! Awesome lyrics, melody, everything. Check out the BBC liver version from 72!

I love the piano. Unlike life on Mars, which has piano, singing, drums, strings, guitar, a synth (or whatever it is) I can do this song all by myself, unless I ask the audience to clap along to the chorus.
I love this song.

A massively underrated song. So I'm voting it up! - keycha1n

It's not my favorite (that would be life on Mars) but it should be at least in the top 20!

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23 I'm Afraid of Americans

It's cool to think that David got Nine Inch Nails to produce this single.

This song is awesome. And I love Nine Inch Nails to.

David Bowie + Nine Inch Nails= absolutely amazing

So cool and so up to date.

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24 Quicksand

"Don't believe in yourself; don't deceive with belief. Knowledge comes with death's release."

Utterly devastated to learn about the passing of one of my heroes. Rest in peace, David. - PetSounds

This song is so beautiful, and also lyrically profound. Full of honesty and philosophy.

Absolutly great lyrics and often misunderstood.

This song calls Faith BS. I don't really know what that means, but he's wrong.

25 Young Americans

An absolutely brilliant piece of funky plastic soul. One of his best songs bar none.

An underrated song from Bowie's discography, containing probably the greatest saxophone solo in the 70's.

The best choir-arrangement I've heard in a soul song. Luther Vandross and David Bowie created magic!

I love the sax at the beginning. I love it. I also love the vocals throughout. soft to loud to soft

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26 I Can't Give Everything Away

Without a doubt, the greatest song he has ever recorded.

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27 Andy Warhol

Such a great song. I've been obsessed with it recently. Just hearing the talking "...it's Warhol actually, as in War hall...". And then going into the song and the ending applause is amazing. 100% recommended! - kaitlynrad11

On the album Hunky Dory, Fill Your Heart leads right into this song really well. They should be listened two together; they are both spectacular.

I love this song. Its not just a piece of music. It's a work of art

28 Absolute Beginners

It should be in the top ten. Probably his most honest song. - PetSounds

Strong, straight and simple... wonderful

From one of the best movies of all time

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29 Word On a Wing

Conversation with god in a direct way.

Maybe not a top ten, but one of my favourites

30 Sound and Vision

A bit surprised that this song is not in the top 10, or even on the top 23 for that matter

Should be much higher. Strange construction and constantly surprising.

This is one if my favorites deserves to be in top 10 I'm disappointed :(

Absolutely godly

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31 Thursday's Child
32 Something in the Air

Perfect.

33 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

This ine is the best

Addictive hook

Tarantino's inglorious basterds led me to this gem. I love how it builds up to..."with gasoline!.."

awesome

34 The Jean Genie

Jean Genie -- One of Bowie's greatest musical entrances This single made Alladin Sane the album that it is --spectacular. And the video for this was one of the first conceptual videos to intermingle concert, backstage, and canned shots. Needs to be way higher than 38th. This is ridiculous.

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35 Magic Dance

Best song from David Bowie ever

One of the best songs ever doing it for school

Greatest song in movie for its time

The power of voodoo

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36 Underground

Xxx

37 All the Young Dudes

It should be in the top 20

38 Fantastic Voyage

It's just beautiful in every sense of the word.

The first Bowie song I heard, I was 12...

39 Dollar Days

Very jazzy and good

40 Within You

My favorite song of all time. The Labyrinth is also my favorite movie of all time. Both are wonderful.

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