Best David Bowie Songs

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21 Shining Star (Making My Love)

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

22 Word On a Wing

Conversation with god in a direct way.

Maybe not a top ten, but one of my favourites

23 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.

I still don't know where he has taken the power to write, play and record this song. Great sax. It still brings me to tears when I see the video. I saw the musical in London, so this song has a special meaning to me.

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

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24 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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25 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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26 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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27 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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28 Thursday's Child
29 Waterloo Sunset
30 Something in the Air

Perfect.

31 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

32 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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33 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.

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35 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

Just the best farewell ever.

Awesome song

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36 Fantastic Voyage

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

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

37 Within You

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

38 Blue Jean

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

Love this song. Bowie at his creative best.

39 Yassassin
40 Fascination
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