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Old 27-03-2013, 09:26
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I'm sorry if there's already a similar thread, I've looked but only found one concerning his albums. For me, it's a tie between Boys Keep Swinging and "Heroes". I'm just interested in reading about other peoples' favourites.
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:32
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Ashes to Ashes I would say.
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:48
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So many to choose from, but I've always loved Drive In Saturday and Moonage Daydream.
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:57
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either Ashes to Ashes or Golden Years, though I do have a soft spot for Boys Keep Swinging too.
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:00
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Rock and Roll With Me...
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:06
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Jump They Say
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:15
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Ashes to Ashes and Boys Keep Swinging.
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:32
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the Laughing Gnome.
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:49
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Totally unoriginal but 'Life on Mars' is a masterpiece.

'Wild is the Wind' is probably my favourite cover version ever and 'Slip Away' is my most under the radar favourite.
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:51
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I love a lot of David Bowie songs, but Jump They Say is probably one of the most captivating. The juxtaposition of the unsettling schizophrenia-based lyrics, with the upbeat music and the beautiful blend of saxophone and strings in the chorus just takes it to levels of brilliance that only David can pull off

Wonderful
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:55
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Ashes to Ashes I would say.
me too, the vids great too.

not much of a fan of bowie, respect him though..
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Old 27-03-2013, 11:24
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Probably Moonage Daydream but it changes all the time. Sometimes it's Heroes, but it has to be the original version with the Fripp guitar lines.
Another strong contender is Something In The Air, from the Hours album, from which I also like New Angels Of Promise.
At other times it would have to be Kooks. That's the thing about Bowie - there's such a massive variation in his output.
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Old 27-03-2013, 11:33
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Sweet Thing from Diamond Dogs. For a single, I'd have to say Life on Mars
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Old 27-03-2013, 11:49
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Ashes to ashes, Heroes, Sound an vision, Thursdays child, china girl….. too many.
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Old 27-03-2013, 11:50
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Damn, had to put Spotify on now.
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:06
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Again too many. But one that never loses impact for me is Five Years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWm03wYBTbM
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:06
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For me it is Let's Dance.

A mammoth 80's classic that still sounds so good today.

One of those records that get to no 1 and you think "Well there is a god after all"
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:10
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I actually really like that - and Love You Till Tuesday which is very similar. "♪ ♫ La la la la, love ya til Tuesday ♪ ♫"
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:14
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Most of my fav Bowie stuff is from Ziggy Stardust.
Favs would be "Five Years" and "Suffragette city".
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:20
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Drive in Saturday
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:27
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Starman or Ziggy Stardust for me. Heroes and Fame are up there too, and John I'm Only Dancing, haha. I think the only really popular Bowie song I DONT like though is Space Oddity. Man's a genius, haha.

Still one of the most-played artists on lastfm and other streaming sites, and that was the case as well BEFORE he released his last album.
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:30
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I am not a huge Bowie fan , but for me it has to be Absolute Beginners, crap film, but a fantastic song, and still sounds great today.
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Old 27-03-2013, 13:00
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Any of the following:

Heroes
Rebel Rebel
Sound and Vision
Be My Wife
Moonage Daydream
Ashes to Ashes
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Old 27-03-2013, 14:06
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Any of the following:

Heroes
Rebel Rebel
Sound and Vision
Be My Wife
Moonage Daydream
Ashes to Ashes
From which Blur created For Tomorrow.
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Old 27-03-2013, 15:27
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Young Americans for me.
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