This day in 2016, the world was shocked and saddened by the new of David Bowie’s passing. His death is not only a loss to the music industry and his fans all over the world, but also to the people whose lives were influenced in some ways by his music, art, and fashion. Years later, the rock legend remains to be one of the greatest creative forces the world has known while his music continues to inspire fans and impact pop culture.
To celebrate the life of the legendary vanguard, here are seven Bowie songs that you can stream on Spotify. Are you ready to rock out to some David Bowie timeless classics?
Though this song was not a huge hit at the time of its release, Heroes has become one of Bowie’s signature songs. It tells the story of two lovers, one from East and one from West Berlin.
Under Pressure is actually by British rock band Queen, but it was written and recorded in collaboration with Bowie.
One of Bowie’s signature songs and one of his four songs to be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, this piece is about the launch of fictional astronaut Major Tom to space. Space Oddity was Bowie’s first single to chart in the United Kingdom.
The song’s great riff and dark lyrics make it sound so pretty in a weird kind of way. Moonage Daydream is about an alien messiah and hints at his destiny to save the world from an impending disaster.
Let’s Dance is one of Bowie’s biggest and fastest hits. The song’s funk-rock melody attracted a new and younger audience to listen to his pieces.
Notable for its gender-bending lyrics and its stick-in-the-head riff, Rebel Rebel has been said to be Bowie’s farewell to the glam rock movement he had helped pioneer.
Life on Mars?
This gloriously strange sci-fi anthem features strange and cut-up lyrics juxtaposed to a tender, heartbreaking melody.
Still can’t get enough of this legendary cultural icon and his works? Check out David Bowie on Spotify.