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View Poll Results: Best of Bowie(Choose up to 6)
Space Oddity 17 45.95%
Changes 8 21.62%
Life on Mars 18 48.65%
Suffragette City 7 18.92%
Ziggy Stardust 11 29.73%
All the Young Dudes 5 13.51%
Jean Genie 3 8.11%
Rebel, Rebel 6 16.22%
Young Americans 6 16.22%
Fame 6 16.22%
Golden Years 6 16.22%
Heroes 15 40.54%
Ashes to Ashes 10 27.03%
Fashion 3 8.11%
Scary Monsters 2 5.41%
Under Pressure 10 27.03%
Cat People 1 2.70%
Let's Dance 4 10.81%
China Girl 5 13.51%
Modern Love 5 13.51%
Blue Jean 2 5.41%
This is Not America 3 8.11%
Dancing in the Street 0 0%
Jump, They Say 0 0%
I'm Afraid of Americans 4 10.81%
Other (please specify) 7 18.92%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 17 2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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VOTE: The Best of Bowie

I got the Best of Bowie CD for Christmas, and it really surprised me just how many of his songs I really, really like.

I've always thought he was one of the coolest men alive, but I'd never purchased any of his albums.

So, just out of curiosity, what are your favorite Bowie songs of all time?
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Old January 17 2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

The ones I chose in the poll are definitely up there amongst my favourites. I chose:

Changes
Suffragette City
Rebel, Rebel
Heroes
Ashes to Ashes
Scary Monsters

I'd say that Ashes to Ashes is probably my absolute favourite Bowie song - it has been since the first time I heard it when it was first released. I tend to love most of the songs from Hunky Dory, Heroes, Lodger and Scary Monsters.

I saw Bowie live in the late 80's - past his songwriting prime? Yes. But what a show!
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Old January 17 2009, 10:52 AM   #3
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

Some of my fave Bowie songs there too. My personal top 6:

Space Oddity
Changes
Life On Mars?
Young Americans
Heroes
(my all-time favourite Bowie song)
Ashes To Ashes

Honourable mention goes to The Laughing Gnome.
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Old January 17 2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

I -adore- David Bowie. Have been a huge fan of him since I was 14.

I'm sad to see that they didn't include any songs from Low in the tracklist, as I really love that album.

A couple of my favourite songs that are not in your Best Of, and are not in the Low album, are:

Wild is the Wind
Lady Grinning Soul
Somebody up there likes me
Across the Universe ( Yes, it's a remake of the Beatles' song, done in cooperation with non other than Lennon)
The Man Who Sold the World
Lady Stardust
Love you 'til Tuesday
Five Years
Drive in Saturday
Time
Sons of the Silent Age

Ok, sorry, I got derailed... I'll leave it at that, even though I could go on for quite a while...
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Old January 17 2009, 01:05 PM   #5
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

Which version of I'm Afraid of Americans is it? I voted for it on the assumption it's the one with Nine Inch Nails which is superb.

I would also like to mention Subterraneans seeing as it's not on the list. Or pretty much any track off Low really.
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Old January 17 2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

All of them. even though I love what he does with other artists, I think he has something great left in him.

The song with TV on the Radio is wonderful and of course "Silly little fat man" from extras.
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Old January 17 2009, 06:45 PM   #7
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

Bowie did a track with TV on the Radio? What/when was that?
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Old January 17 2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

Niorah wrote: View Post
I -adore- David Bowie. Have been a huge fan of him since I was 14.

I'm sad to see that they didn't include any songs from Low in the tracklist, as I really love that album.
Actually, they did. I just left some out, because I didn't feel like typing out all 38 songs.
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Old January 17 2009, 08:37 PM   #9
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

I think Bowie has had some fantastic albums in recent years. Earthling is really the only one in the last decade I haven't liked all that much. But Outside and especially Heathen I think have been fantastic records.

From that list, I'd have to say Life on Mars is one of my faves.
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Old January 17 2009, 08:48 PM   #10
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David Bowie is an extraordinary artist. I cannot remember a single song of his I have heard that I did not like from one degree to another.
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Old January 17 2009, 11:11 PM   #11
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I voted for Rebel Rebel, but my second-favorite's got to be Heroes!
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Old January 17 2009, 11:28 PM   #12
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

HappyDayRiot wrote: View Post
Bowie did a track with TV on the Radio? What/when was that?
He sings on the song Province on the record "Return to Cookie Mountain". That record still amazes me every time I listen and Bowie's guest spot just makes it better. Read and interview with him, seems to be a big fan. One of the reasons I checked them out.
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Old January 18 2009, 12:11 AM   #13
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I'm a huge Bowie fan and find it extremely difficult to pick just 6 favourite songs but I'll try:

Drive-in Saturday (probably my favourite song of his)
Station to Station (Title track to one of his best albums)
Modern Love (great song from a not so great period in his artistic career but it has nostalgic value for me)
Starman (never get tired of hearing this one)
Word on a Wing (always imagine this being played in a church)
Little Wonder (never fails to make me smile)

Other great Bowie songs I enjoy are: Ashes to Ashes, Stay, Pallas Athena, I would be Your Slave, New Angels of Promise, Be My Wife, Always Crashing in the Same Car, Suffragette City, Five Years, Ziggy Stardust, Real Cool World, Diamond Dogs....I think I'll stop there cos' this could run and run

My favourite album of his varies pretty often but I have a particular fondness for Station to Station (only six tracks but not a bad one among them)
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Old January 18 2009, 01:38 AM   #14
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Re: VOTE: The Best of Bowie

Niorah wrote: View Post
I -adore- David Bowie. Have been a huge fan of him since I was 14.

I'm sad to see that they didn't include any songs from Low in the tracklist, as I really love that album.

A couple of my favourite songs that are not in your Best Of, and are not in the Low album, are:

Wild is the Wind
Lady Grinning Soul
Somebody up there likes me
Across the Universe ( Yes, it's a remake of the Beatles' song, done in cooperation with non other than Lennon)
The Man Who Sold the World
Lady Stardust
Love you 'til Tuesday
Five Years
Drive in Saturday
Time
Sons of the Silent Age

Ok, sorry, I got derailed... I'll leave it at that, even though I could go on for quite a while...
Thank you for listing these - Wild is the Wind is my absolute favourite Bowie song, but I don't actually own it so I couldn't remember what it was called! Man who sold the world is my second favourite.

There's a song of one of his recent albums I love too, but I can't remember it either - shall have to go looking for it.

So, my votes are basically the songs I like best that I could remember the titles for - Space Oddity, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, This is not America
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Old January 18 2009, 02:55 AM   #15
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Have to agree with Man Who Sold the World and add Cygnet Committee. It's so scifi!
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