David Bowie has been called many things in his life: rock ‘n’ roll chameleon, musical genius, Ziggy Stardust and Thin White Duke, to name a few. Still, coming up with a list of best Bowie tracks is both pleasurable and painful. How does one narrow such an eclectic and magnificent career down to just 10 tunes? Missing from this list are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance” — his only two No. 1 U.S. songs — as well as classics such as “Starman,” “Oh! You Pretty Things,” “Life on Mars?” and countless others. What made the cut? Check out our list of the Top 10 David Bowie Songs.
“The Man Who Sold the World”
From: ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ (1970)
The title track off Bowie’s third album, The Man Who Sold the World, is one of his most haunting songs of all time. Despite the mastery of the original tune, the opening entry in our our list of the Top 10 David Bowie Songs largely went unnoticed at the time. Its popularity grew over time, however, as cover versions by Scottish singer Lulu and grunge goliaths Nirvana helped bring the song into the mainstream.