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Fitter Stoke
Fitter Stoke
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Edited Jan 08, 2010, 12:21
Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 12:15
This being the start of a new decade and all that, thoughts of sad (male) people like me sometimes turn to pointless list making. So, in the spirit of that, and in recognition of the Thin White Duke's 63rd birthday (thanks Jim), I'd like to humbly propose the following:

Your Top Bowie tracks.

I've not proposed restricting the list to a particular number of songs, since I have a more practical option in mind: compiling your own 80 minute CD-R of your favourite Bowie tracks. Thus the number of songs you choose will depend upon how long each song lasts. The only other qualification I'd suggest is that you love 'em all.

Here's mine, in no particular order (though the first named happens to be my favourite Bowie track by some distance):

Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing Reprise
The Bewlay Brothers
Heroes
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
The Jean Genie
She Shook Me Cold
Sound & Vision
Moonage Daydream
It's No Game (No.1)
Width Of A Circle
Lady Stardust
Memory Of A Free Festival
Five Years
Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family
Queen Bitch

Total time (per iTunes) 79:36.

All the above are standard studio versions, by the way - though I'm going for the 'Christiane F' version of Heroes that goes into German half-way.

As Keith Barratt would say, it's just a bit of fun. Tell you what though, it makes a beltin' CD for the car, copyright issues notwithstanding.

Have fun!
handofdave
handofdave
3515 posts

Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 12:34
Easy answer... 'Changes One'

One of the best of the 'best of' collections anyone's ever put out.
wildswan89
wildswan89
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Edited Jan 08, 2010, 14:42
Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 12:50
Changes
Suffragette City
Ashes to Ashes
Fashion
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Under Pressure (w/Queen)
Blue Jean

I was just thinking I should check out some of his films, like The Man Who Fell to Earth and Absolute Beginners (I have seen his brief cameo in Zoolander though)
pooley
pooley
501 posts

Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 12:54
Station to station
Ashes to ashes
Time
5:15 Angels Have Gone
Modern Love (sorry, love it)
Cat People (slower soundtrack version)
wild is the wind
Ziggy
Everyone says Hi
Buddha Of Surburbia
Queen Bitch
Moonage Daydream
Changes
Oh You pretty things
Rebel Rebel
Golden Years
Seven


Oh there are too many, I love Bowie
Jim Tones
Jim Tones
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Edited Jan 08, 2010, 13:05
Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 13:05
Hey Fitter, good idea, great fun.

btw- you will get more into the Deram period- it's marvellous!

Like most Bowie nuts, the track choices can change any second in any different day

Anyway, I've done mine just off the top of my noggin'- it may just fit onto a CD

Holy Holy (later version rec. 1971 used as b-side of DD 45)
The Width Of A Circle
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
London Boys
Moonage Daydream
Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
An Occasional Dream
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Let Me Sleep Beside You
Hang On To Yourself
Candidate (Demo Version)
Warzawa
We Are The Dead
Boys Keep Swinging
Heroes
Lady Grinning Soul
machineryelf
3698 posts

Edited Jan 08, 2010, 13:11
Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 13:06
not my top,too many what too leave out, but a nice 80 min comp

Future Legend
Space Oddity
Width of a Circle
Medley-Wild Eyed Boy From FreeCloud, All The Young Dudes,Pretty Things
When You Rock n Roll With Me
Cygnet Comittee
Panic In Detroit
Stay
Heroes
Warszawa
V-2 Schneider
Red Sails
Station To Station
Ashes To Ashes
Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family

icludes my top 3 Width of A Circle,Cygnet Comittee, Station To Station & Panic In Detroit,make that top 4
supercat
supercat
4331 posts

Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 13:17
TVC 15
Young Americans
Velvet Goldmine
Life on Mars
Suffragette City
I've Been Waiting For You
Diamond Dogs
Heroes
Everyone says Hi
Buddha Of Surburbia
Queen Bitch
Moonage Daydream
Changes
OH! You Pretty Things
Rebel Rebel
Golden Years
This Is Not America
Cat People



As Jim's already mentioned, my choice will definitely change within the hour.

:) x
sakedelic
sakedelic
936 posts

Edited Jan 08, 2010, 13:32
Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 13:31
she shook me cold
keith a
keith a
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Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 13:32
Rather than pick what I generally think of my faves (Life On Mars, Jean Genie, Sound & Vision, etc) I've just waded through my weekly playlists etc and looked at what Bowie tracks I've enjoyed enough to give them a mention. So an interesting (?) tracklisting rather than a definitive one!


Sorrow
Fame
Fascination
Sweet Thing
Diamond Dogs
Rebel Rebel
Neukoln
The Secret Life Of Arabia
In The Heat Of The Morning
The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction
Thru These Architect’s Eyes
I’m Deranged
Ashes To Ashes
Quicksand
Dead Man Walking
Never Let Me Down
Blue Jean
The Laughing Gnome
China Doll
Beauty & The Beast
Sons Of The Silent Age
Joe the Lion
Heroes
Jump They Say
Weeping Wall
Station to Station
Valve
Valve
1714 posts

Re: Your Top Bowie tracks
Jan 08, 2010, 13:36
I Dig Everything
and
Supermen (Glastonbury Fayre version)
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