Funk to funky: David Bowie remembered


The news this morning was hard to take. David Bowie, a man who many have labelled ‘immortal’  a ‘chameleon’ and a ‘legend’, sadly passed away on January 10th. These days a musicians career stretching into two decades is an achievement, but to have done it over six decades, releasing 27 studio albums, is a feat which our words simply cannot justify.

We’ll let his music do the talking. Here’s five of our favourite Bowie songs, which all hit the top spot in the UK charts. Let’s dance.

Space Oddity (1975)

The first time we met Major Tom. The number 1 in 1975 was actually a re-release for Bowie after being originally released six years beforehand.

Ashes To Ashes (1980)

A bizarre wonder. It later became the title track for television series ‘Ashes To Ashes’ following another Bowie-inspired series ‘Life On Mars’.

Under Pressure (with Queen, 1981)

Two legends combine. Even for Bowie, Freddie Mercury ‘took it further’ than anyone when it came to theatrics.

Let’s Dance (1983)

The song that introduced Bowie to a younger audience, blissfully unaware of his music in the 70s.

Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger, 1985) 

By all means play this loud, but DO NOT repeat the dance moves.

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Josh Shreeve

Director of VLM and radio man at Forge Radio. Studies journalism at the University of Sheffield.

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