Best David Bowie Songs

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21 Blackstar Blackstar

A wonderful, chilling song. One of the greatest Bowie has made.

Such an amazing, timeless song - the best thing he's written for decades! Lots of people don't like it because it's so different to anything else... well ever. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10

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22 Young Americans 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!

This song belongs in the top five let alone the top thirty

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23 Shining Star (Making My Love)

I love this. It tells a story; about drugs and hardships.

24 I'm Afraid of Americans 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

Good ol' fashion industrial rock here.

25 Lazarus Lazarus

I enjoy this song very much. I don't understand how my dad could hate this song so much! He heard a bit of it, saw the music video, and immediately started talking crap. He still ain't know his daughter listens to him - kaitlynrad11

This is a song of pure genius, the words of a man grappling with his own mortality. Knowing that this album was his final gift to the world just makes every song on this even better and more meaningful.

Very moving, grandioso above

When I heard this for the first time, I was very close to crying. - BeatlesFan1964

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26 Andy Warhol 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

27 Blue Jean Blue Jean

It's silly and ridiculous, but somehow really magnificent and creative.

Love this song. Bowie at his creative best.

28 Quicksand 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.

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

29 Sound and Vision 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 :(

Amazing track

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30 Oh! You Pretty Things 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

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31 Thursday's Child Thursday's Child
32 Waterloo Sunset
33 Something In the Air Something In the Air
34 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

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

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35 Magic Dance 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

Such an amazing song from one of my favourite 80's films.

36 Underground Underground V 1 Comment
37 Word On a Wing Word On a Wing V 1 Comment
38 Within You

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

39 Yassassin Yassassin
40 Fascination Fascination
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