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Best of Bowie, David Bowie

David Bowie

October 22nd, 2002

Birth Name:
David Robert Jones

Born:
David Bowie

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

David Bowie
David Bowie
Glam!
Glam!
New Romantic
New Romantic





David Bowie

Biography

The cliché about David Bowie says he's a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there's no denying that Bowie demonstrated remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the '70s. After spending several years in the late '60s as a mod and as an all-around music-hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock album, eventually redefining glam rock with his ambiguously sexy Ziggy Stardust persona. Ziggy made Bowie an international star, yet he wasn't content to continue to churn out glitter rock. By the mid-'70s, he developed an effete, sophisticated version of Philly soul that he dubbed "plastic soul," which eventually morphed into the eerie avant-pop of 1976's Station to Station. Shortly afterward, he relocated to Berlin, where he recorded three experimental electronic albums with Brian Eno. At the dawn of the '80s, Bowie was still at the height of his powers, yet following his blockbuster dance-pop album Let's Dance in 1983, he slowly sank into mediocrity before salvaging his career in the early '90s. Even when he was out of fashion in the '80s and '90s, it was clear that Bowie was one of the most influential musicians in rock, for better and for worse. Each one of his phases in the '70s sparked a number of subgenres, including punk, new wave, goth rock, the new romantics, and electronica. Few rockers ever had such lasting impact.

Top Albums

Best of Bowie, David Bowie
1. Best of Bowi..
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Remastered), David Bowie
2. The Rise and..
Labyrinth (Original Soundtrack of the Jim Henson Film), David Bowie
3. Labyrinth (O..
Hunky Dory (Remastered), David Bowie
4. Hunky Dory (..
The Singles Collection, David Bowie
5. The Singles ..
Low (Remastered), David Bowie
6. Low (Remaste..
Let's Dance (Remastered), David Bowie
7. Let's Dance ..
Station to Station (Deluxe Edition), David Bowie
8. Station to S..
The Man Who Sold the World (Remastered), David Bowie
9. The Man Who ..
A Reality Tour (Bonus Track Version) [Live], David Bowie
10. A Reality To..
Aladdin Sane (30th Anniversary Remastered), David Bowie
11. Aladdin Sane..
Station to Station (Remastered), David Bowie
12. Station to S..
Heroes (Remastered), David Bowie
13. Heroes (Rema..
David Bowie Narrates Peter and the Wolf, David Bowie
14. David Bowie ..
Diamond Dogs (30th Anniversary Remastered), David Bowie
15. Diamond Dogs..
Scary Monsters (Remastered), David Bowie
16. Scary Monste..
Space Oddity, David Bowie
17. Space Oddity
Changesbowie, David Bowie
18. Changesbowie
Heathen, David Bowie
19. Heathen
Outside, David Bowie
20. Outside

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Under PressureClassic Queen4:02$1.29
2.
Space OddityBest of Bowie5:16$1.29
3.
Let's DanceBest of Bowie4:10$1.29
4.
ChangesBest of Bowie3:35$1.29
5.
Modern LoveBest of Bowie4:47$1.29
6.
FameBest of Bowie4:17$1.29
7.
Under Pressure (with Queen)Best of Bowie3:57$1.29
8.
China GirlBest of Bowie4:18$1.29
9.
Rebel RebelBest of Bowie4:31$1.29
10.
Under PressurePlatinum Collection3:55$1.29
11.
Golden YearsBest of Bowie3:29$1.29
12.
Young AmericansBest of Bowie3:15$1.29
13.
Suffragette CityBest of Bowie3:27$1.29
14.
HeroesBest of Bowie3:37$1.29
15.
Magic DanceLabyrinth (Original Soundtr..5:11$1.29
16.
Ziggy StarsdustBest of Bowie3:15$1.29
17.
StarmanRise and Fall of Ziggy Star..4:13$0.99
18.
As the World Falls DownLabyrinth (Original Soundtr..4:51$1.29
19.
UndergroundLabyrinth (Original Soundtr..5:57$1.29
20.
Life On Mars?Life Aquatic With Steve Zis..3:43$0.99
21.
This Is Not America (with Pat Methen..Best of Bowie3:53$1.29
22.
Dancing In the Street (with Mick Jag..Best of Bowie3:22$1.29
23.
Blue JeanBest of Bowie3:12$1.29
24.
Ashes to AshesBest of Bowie3:38$1.29
25.
Man Who Sold the WorldMan Who Sold the World (Rem..3:56$1.29

Top Music Videos

Dancing In The Street, David Bowie
1. Dancing In The..
Modern Love, David Bowie
2. Modern Love
Let's Dance, David Bowie
3. Let's Dance
China Girl, David Bowie
4. China Girl
Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie
5. Ashes to Ashes
Fashion, David Bowie
6. Fashion
As the World Falls Down, David Bowie
7. As the World F..
Jazzin' For Blue Jean, David Bowie
8. Jazzin' For Bl..
Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth, Bing Crosby & David Bowie
9. Little Drummer..
''Heroes'', David Bowie
10. ''Heroes''
Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie
11. Ziggy Stardust
Life On Mars?, David Bowie
12. Life On Mars?
Blue Jean, David Bowie
13. Blue Jean
Space Oddity (2006 Digital Remaster), David Bowie
14. Space Oddity (..
Cat People (Putting Out Fire), David Bowie
15. Cat People (Pu..
The Jean Genie, David Bowie
16. The Jean Genie
Changes (Edit), David Bowie
17. Changes (Edit)
Underground, David Bowie
18. Underground
Boys Keep Swinging, David Bowie
19. Boys Keep Swin..
Absolute Beginners, David Bowie
20. Absolute Begin..


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