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Hibbyradge
04-04-2018, 11:55 PM
I know it's a challenge, but what's your one favourite Bowie song?

I'm listening to Aladdin Sane right now and it's brilliant, but one song is the task.

Pete
05-04-2018, 02:07 AM
I grew up with bigger sisters who were all into Bowie so I was bombarded from an early age.

Sound and vision is the track for me. Clean, crisp and way ahead of its time.

Hibee87
05-04-2018, 06:25 AM
Ashes to ashes for me.

I would put little wonder in second. The prodidy-esq beat is fantastic

Mr White
05-04-2018, 06:30 AM
I've never really listened to much of his music other than his well known tracks that have always got a lot of exposure on tv and radio etc.

At the time of his death I heard some of his less well known tracks for the first time and one that stood out was Everyone Says Hi from the Heathen album. Lovely song with a nice sentiment that sounded particularly poignant at the time of his passing.

Hiber-nation
05-04-2018, 06:56 AM
Played so many of them to death that I don't really want to hear them any more which is always a shame.

I'll go for 5 Years.

wpj
05-04-2018, 07:16 AM
Tough one! I have listened to Lazarus a lot since his death but my daughter 2yo loves life on mars because of his make up. I think hunky dory has my favourite songs on it if pushed.

Bostonhibby
05-04-2018, 07:23 AM
Ziggy Stardust / Rock N Roll Suicide. 1st equal. Both on rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust LP. Not a huge Bowie fan but one I often go back to listen to.

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offshorehibby
05-04-2018, 07:29 AM
So hard to pick one track but if i had to, The Jean Genie, closely followed by Ziggy Stardust. That's round about the time i started to listen to music seriously.

A hero of mine and had the pleasure of seeing him 3 times. Mrs OS's claim to fame was she was at the same party as him when he lived in Stockbridge for a while.

Peevemor
05-04-2018, 07:31 AM
Changes or Life on Mars.

Geo_1875
05-04-2018, 07:32 AM
Played so many of them to death that I don't really want to hear them any more which is always a shame.

I'll go for 5 Years.

Most of my favourites are from around that time. 5 years, Time and Kooks. But Young Americans was a revelation.

Billy Whizz
05-04-2018, 08:03 AM
Life on Mars, everytime I hear it, sounds like the 1st time

hibsbollah
05-04-2018, 08:16 AM
There's a lot of competition, but I love this one off Station to Station. Gets me everytime.

https://youtu.be/VbpMpRq6DV4

Just Jimmy
05-04-2018, 09:01 AM
1.Rebel Rebel
2.Changes
3.Life on Mars

I love Bowie's stuff. Biggest regret music wise is not seeing him live.



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Peevemor
05-04-2018, 09:05 AM
1.Rebel Rebel
2.Changes
3.Life on Mars

I love Bowie's stuff. Biggest regret music wise is not seeing him live.



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I saw him at Murrayfield in 1983 (Thompson Twins & Icehouse as support). To be honest I ddn't think it was that great. The weather wasn't great and the man himself was just a wee white dot on the stage in the distance.

Smartie
05-04-2018, 09:37 AM
I was quite late getting into David Bowie - I didn't get him for a very long time.

I think it was because I didn't particularly like the stuff he did when I was growing up in the 80s. Then I discovered his earlier music, grew to love him then also grew to appreciate the 80s stuff that I didn't like before.

Life on Mars for me - a masterpiece.

I also love The Man Who Sold the World, although it took Nirvana to introduce me to that.

PeeJay
05-04-2018, 09:41 AM
... Heroes ...

hibsbollah
05-04-2018, 09:51 AM
I saw him at Murrayfield in 1983 (Thompson Twins & Icehouse as support). To be honest I ddn't think it was that great. The weather wasn't great and the man himself was just a wee white dot on the stage in the distance.

I was there. I thought it was amazing.

Hibbyradge
05-04-2018, 10:40 AM
I saw him at Murrayfield in 1983 (Thompson Twins & Icehouse as support). To be honest I ddn't think it was that great. The weather wasn't great and the man himself was just a wee white dot on the stage in the distance.

Yes, I was there and I felt the same.

Shame.

Peevemor
05-04-2018, 10:41 AM
I was there. I thought it was amazing.

Up until then the biggest concert I'd been to was Queen at Ingliston in 1982, apart from that the usual - Playhouse, Apollo or smaller.

It was the lack of intimity that dissappointed me at Murrayfield - it wasn't what I was used to.

Hibbyradge
05-04-2018, 10:43 AM
Played so many of them to death that I don't really want to hear them any more which is always a shame.

I'll go for 5 Years.

I know what you mean and I don't often listen to his music anymore, but a track will come on the radio and I remember how good he was.

Smartie
05-04-2018, 10:43 AM
I've been to a few stadium gigs at Murrayfield, and I think it is a crap venue for that sort of thing.

I've never been anything other than disappointed there.

Hibbyradge
05-04-2018, 10:50 AM
By the way, my choice of track is The Bewley Brothers.

patch1875
05-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Heroes or Golden Years.

The Modfather
05-04-2018, 11:35 AM
Suffragette City, reminds me of Saturday nights back in the day at the Citrus Club, Red Stripe in hand.

Eaststand
05-04-2018, 12:30 PM
So many top class songs to choose from, but,
Pretty Things, or Changes bring back lots of great memories

GGTTH

hibsbollah
05-04-2018, 02:15 PM
Up until then the biggest concert I'd been to was Queen at Ingliston in 1982, apart from that the usual - Playhouse, Apollo or smaller.

It was the lack of intimity that dissappointed me at Murrayfield - it wasn't what I was used to.

Ithink it was a lot of people's first stadium gig, because they really only started to be a thing about then. Whenever I hear 'Let's Dance' it takes me right back to that day. A perfect stadium song.

Thief
05-04-2018, 02:29 PM
Grew up with him and loved everything he did. If I had to pick one song it would probably be sound and vision - just grabs me every time and as someone else mentioned - way ahead of its time.
I donít listen to him much now but as an occasional treat when walking the dog, I listen to hunky dory, ziggy stardust or Aladdin sane.
Three of the best albums ever, IMHO of course!


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lord bunberry
05-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Itís life on mars for me as well. Itís not a very original choice, but having listened to a lot of his music itís still the best song for me. He was such a genius, he was always experimenting with different musical genres. A sad loss.

LustForLeith
05-04-2018, 04:36 PM
Iím weird this way. Not his best track as Iíd say itís Heroes. But my favourite track, one I always going back to is Young Americans.

Sorry

Hibrandenburg
05-04-2018, 05:27 PM
If it was just one track then it would have to be Rebel Rebel, the intro is genius.

Mibbes Aye
05-04-2018, 05:55 PM
I know it's a challenge, but what's your one favourite Bowie song?

I'm listening to Aladdin Sane right now and it's brilliant, but one song is the task.

Absolute Beginners.

Honourable mentions to Modern Love and Life on Mars.

And he wrote 'All the Young Dudes' which Mott the Hoople made into a classic. Some duets as well in contention - Under Pressure in particular but also the Little Drummer Boy anyone?

Just Jimmy
05-04-2018, 06:23 PM
If it was just one track then it would have to be Rebel Rebel, the intro is genius.Canny have that. Ah took it. Pick another yin [emoji23]

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Saturday Boy
05-04-2018, 07:07 PM
Iím amazed that no one has suggested The Laughing Gnome.

Bowieís first and best 😄

O'Rourke3
05-04-2018, 08:29 PM
Life on Mars. You aren't supposed to have a favourite child but this would be mine..

Hibrandenburg
05-04-2018, 09:52 PM
Canny have that. Ah took it. Pick another yin [emoji23]

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You listed 3 songs when only 1 was asked for, you've spoilt your ballot paper and your vote is void. 😛

yonder1875
05-04-2018, 10:43 PM
Heroes

Just Jimmy
06-04-2018, 07:03 AM
You listed 3 songs when only 1 was asked for, you've spoilt your ballot paper and your vote is void. [emoji14]I blame the system.

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Billy Whizz
06-04-2018, 07:57 AM
How good is this

https://laughingsquid.com/musician-rick-wakeman-plays-a-haunting-piano-version-of-life-on-mars-in-tribute-to-david-bowie/

YehButNoBut
06-04-2018, 09:13 PM
Most of the best ones have already been mentioned, Rebel Rebel reminds me so much of when I first started going to night clubs, what a tune it was at the time.

3 others I don't think have been mentioned are Queen Bitch, Drive in Saturday & John I'm only Dancing all outstanding.

He had so many amazing songs in the 70's.

Lancs Harp
06-04-2018, 09:38 PM
Hmm difficult I'll go Life on Mars or ashes to ashes ( erm very personal very happy experience non Hibs connected :greengrin) quite a few great songs to be honest the man was a legend, well still is.

O'Rourke3
09-04-2018, 09:46 PM
Re ashes to ashes ...... me too :faf:

rodhibs55
10-04-2018, 11:43 AM
Iím weird this way. Not his best track as Iíd say itís Heroes. But my favourite track, one I always going back to is Young Americans.

Sorry

Kind of agree with this to maybe include Fame for me. There's so many to choose from. An absolute genius.

HappyAsHellas
10-04-2018, 11:46 AM
Saw him live in Tampa where he did the most incredible version of Time. So that gets my vote.

snooky
10-04-2018, 12:02 PM
To be honest, I've never been a Bowie fan and when I started to think about my favourite song of his I thought I'd really struggle to find one. Lo & behold, I discovered there are many.
Ashes to Ashes
Let's Dance
All The Young Dudes
Life On Mars
Space Oddity
etc. etc.
However, hard as it is, I'll opt for The Man Who Sold The World.

Geo_1875
10-04-2018, 12:20 PM
Changed my mind. This week my favourite is Fill Your Heart.

Hibrandenburg
10-04-2018, 12:22 PM
One of my favourite Bowie songs is one that was originally made famous by someone else but has Bowie written all over it. "All the young dudes" by Mott the Hoople.

Derek Dougan
11-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Moonage Daydream. Tomorrow will be something else, so many fantastic track to choose from.

SneakersO'Toole
11-04-2018, 08:04 PM
Almost impossible to choose but would say Moonage Daydream. Fantastic song on a timeless album.

Colr
11-04-2018, 09:02 PM
Heroes. Reminds me of the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012.

Chez
12-04-2018, 01:07 PM
China girl

heretoday
13-04-2018, 03:11 PM
John I'm Only Dancing typical Early Bowie

lord bunberry
13-04-2018, 06:15 PM
One of my favourite Bowie songs is one that was originally made famous by someone else but has Bowie written all over it. "All the young dudes" by Mott the Hoople.
I love that song, but I have to say I prefer the Mott the Hoople version.

hibsbollah
13-04-2018, 06:34 PM
China girl

I love it but Iggy does it better.

Hibrandenburg
13-04-2018, 09:28 PM
I love that song, but I have to say I prefer the Mott the Hoople version.

Me too.

HibbyDave
14-04-2018, 06:59 AM
John... iím only dancing

Hamish
18-04-2018, 05:46 PM
Fascination

Peanut Shaz
18-04-2018, 08:58 PM
Kooks

heretoday
19-04-2018, 07:17 AM
I've been to a few stadium gigs at Murrayfield, and I think it is a crap venue for that sort of thing.

I've never been anything other than disappointed there.
It's not great.

I thought Bowie was good though. He wore a light blue suit and I recall that the Thompson Twins were standing on the terrace behind the stage when he was on.

IDHibs
19-04-2018, 06:53 PM
Black Country Rock... Empire theatre ..mind numbingly awesome...... circa 1977 if ye'r watching big G:agree::agree: