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1. I note that every one of the hits has been remastered
Thu Sep 15, 2022, 09:37 AM
Sep 2022

To those of us who are actual fans of a track, the abominations that the industry commits on the originals in the name of "updating" is just horrendous.


(49,912 posts)
3. Any list that doesn't have "Heroes" at the top, and these in the next nine, any order -
Thu Sep 15, 2022, 11:18 AM
Sep 2022

Suffragette City, Jean Genie. Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Moonage Daydream, All The Young Dudes, Life On Mars, Five Years - is simply wrong, IMO. EDITING - make that the next ten, since I forgot to include "Rebel Rebel."

My list is also closer to the one Rolling Stone's readers provided in a poll in 2013 - https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-david-bowie-songs-12703/1-heroes-243114/ - though theirs includes "Changes" and "Space Oddity" and "Starman" and "Ashes To Ashes."

9 videos below (editing - 10 videos), since one has a live performance of both "Diamond Dogs" and "Five Years."


(49,912 posts)
5. Well, we all have our own opinions, and I don't expect anyone else's to match mine. :}
Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:25 PM
Sep 2022

I like mostly early Bowie, as you can tell.

Btw, one of your favorites, TVC15, is on Rolling Stone's list of 30 essential Bowie songs:


“TVC15” (1976)

Bowie crossed New Wave with boogie-woogie to produce this bouncy tale of a girlfriend getting swallowed up by his television set, the catchiest tune on 1976’s Station to Station. Over a piano part on loan from Professor Longhair (played here by Roy Bittan of the E Street Band), Bowie sang about the girl who “crawled right in” to his high-tech quadrophonic, “hologramic” TV set, leaving him to watch the tube alone every night, wondering whether he should jump in himself: basically, a rough outline of the story in David Cronenberg’s 1983 movie Videodrome. Bowie paired the words “transition” with “transmission,” and filled them both with the menace of a sci-fi dystopia. In 1985, Bowie performed a brilliant set at Live Aid: playing for the largest TV audience of his life, he naturally opened with this song.

Not many people would rate "Diamond Dogs" as highly as I do, but I've loved that album and that track since it was released, and I also know what sort of worlds were being envisioned by New Wave science fiction then, and Bowie was a science fiction fan and also aware of those worlds, and that song and album fit perfectly.

I liked Bowie more when he rocked.

And I like "Heroes" so much that if I had to choose between either being able to hear "Heroes" again whenever I wanted, the rest of my life, but not being able to hear anything else he'd done, or never hearing "Heroes" again and having everything else he'd done. it would be a tough choice. Brilliant song, brilliant performance, brilliant production. It's usually at the top of any list of Bowie's best songs.


(6,907 posts)
6. I like Diamond Dogs
Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:31 PM
Sep 2022

I'm listening to ziggy stardust album right now, but I also really like things like Allo Spaceboy and Afraid of Americans and Blackstar, so I guess I like a wide range of them.


(49,912 posts)
7. I like those, too, but I was just listing my favorite 11.
Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:34 PM
Sep 2022

The ones I listen to much more often than any others.

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