Del Ray's Favorite David Bowie Tunes

David Bowie turned 66 on Tuesday.

Musician David Bowie turned 66 on Tuesday. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer used the occasion to announce his first new album in 10 years and release a single titled “Where Are We Now?”

Because Mr. Bowie has offered an eclectic mix of sounds during his 40-plus year a career and is frequent selection on the Del Ray Patch HQ playlist, we reached out to Del Ray Patch Twitter followers for their favorite Bowie tunes.

Here’s what was offered:

@DelRayPatch: #DavidBowie turns 66 today. What's your favorite Bowie tune, #DelRay? This is a tough one for me. I'm going to go with "Sound and Vision."

@Kiskadee_Shop: Had such a crush on him in the 80s. Too hard to choose just one!

@AtomicOvermind: Either "Heroes" or "5:15 The Angels Have Gone." 

@SGerock: Has to be "Let's Dance" @DelRayPatch #DavidBowie

@Igotnuthin333: "Heroes" or "Rebel Rebel." Depends on the mood. Looking for wallow or classic rock and roll.

@Shawn_Mullins: Rebel Rebel, or Ashes to Ashes.

@PorkyHops: I’m afraid of Americans.

@MidgetInn: Have to go with the classics: Space Oddity and Starman. Hard to believe these Bowie songs came out ~40 years ago.

@Gtwodagee: Conversation Piece is an awesome DB classic.

@tinagee: "China Girl," followed closely by "Blue Jean."

@jalynhenton: "Stay" off of Station To Station. It's the first Bowie song that I instantly loved, at age 7. Still dig it after all this time.

What’s your favorite Bowie song? Tell us in the comments.

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Pete January 09, 2013 at 05:52 PM
I know it's an album and sort of a greatest hits one at that, but ChangesOneBowie was a big part of my youth in the '70s and is still a great collection of music.
Sean R. Sedam January 09, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Great post Drew. My favorite Bowie (off the top of my head): "Suffragette City," from the Ziggy Stardust era. Can't beat singing along to it for a pick-me-up. As for the lyrical content—yeah, it's all sex and drugs. Hey, it's rock 'n' roll!
NoBS January 09, 2013 at 08:27 PM
"Heroes" is great but I'm surprised no one mentioned "Fame" or "Golden Years."
Jonathan Krall January 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM
David Bowie? Which one? "Life on Mars" (pre Ziggy), "Moonage Daydream" (Ziggy), "Young Americans" (plastic soul period), "Station to Station" (thin white duke period), "Heroes" (Berlin period). And that's just five of them.
frans schuman January 31, 2013 at 09:55 PM
"Where Are We Now" is cryptic. Is he literally showing us that the bottle is empty? This is my interpretation: https://sites.google.com/site/fasmusicvideowherearewenow/


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