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TIMELINE

  • David BowieDavid Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 in London. davidbowie.com described Bowie's early life: "At age thirteen, inspired by the jazz of the London West End, he picked up the saxophone and called up Ronnie Ross for lessons. Early bands he played with – The Kon-Rads, The King Bees, the Mannish Boys and the Lower Third –provided him with an introduction into the showy world of pop and mod, and by 1966 he was David Bowie, with long hair and aspirations of stardom rustling about his head. Kenneth Pitt signed on as his manager, and his career began with a handful of mostly forgotten singles but a head full of ideas."Although he began releasing music in the late 1960s, it was during the 1970s that Bowie fine tuned his sound and image creating an influential style of music that would last for decades.

1967...

  • David Bowie - 'David Bowie'June 1: Bowie released his debut LP David Bowie in the UK. The LP was a commercial disappointment and subsequently Bowie was released from his contract with Dream Records.

1969...

  • David Bowie - 'Space Oddity'July 11: Bowie released Space Oddity. The LP was originally released in the UK as David Bowie and in the US as Man Of Words / Man Of Music. In 1972, the LP was re-released as Space Oddity. The title track hit the Top 5 in the UK.

1970...

  • David Bowie - 'The Man Who Sold The World'November 4: Bowie released The Man Who Sold The World. The LP showed Bowie's harder rock side influenced by 'glam' rock. The album also including a backing band that would become known as the 'Spiders From Mars.'

1971...

  • David Bowie - 'Hunky Dory'December 17: Bowie released Hunky Dory. The LP was the first release Bowie had with RCA Records. The LP was Bowie's first Top 10 LP in the UK.

1972...

  • November 9: Bowie appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.

David Bowie - "Changes" (Single) David Bowie - "Starman" (Single) David Bowie - "John, I'm Only Dancing" (Single) David Bowie - "The Jean Genie" (Single) David Bowie - "Drive-In Saturday" (Single) David Bowie - "Life On Mars?" (Single) David Bowie - "Space Oddity" (Single)

1973...

  • May 5: Bowie topped the UK LP chart for the first time for 5 weeks with Aladdin Sane.
  • October 19: Bowie released Pin Ups - a collection of cover tunes. Supermodel Twiggy appeared with Bowie on the cover of the LP.

1974...

  • May 24: Bowie released another concept LP, Diamond Dogs. The LP became Bowie's first Top 10 LP in the US.

1975...

  • March 7: Bowie released Young Americans. The LP hit the Top 10 in the US and UK. The LP showed some departure from his previous work with increased focus on an R&B influence.
  • September 20: Bowie topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 2 weeks with "Fame."
  • November 4: Bowie performed on Soul Train.
  • November 8: Bowie topped the UK singles chart for 2 weeks with "Space Oddity."

David Bowie - "Fame" (Single) David Bowie - "Sorrow" (Single) David Bowie - "Young Americans" (Single) David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel" (Single) David Bowie - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" (Single) David Bowie - "Diamond Dogs" (Single) David Bowie - "TVC 15" (Single)

1976...

1977...

  • January 14: Bowie released Low. The LP marked Bowie's first collaboration with Brian Eno. The LP hit the Top 10 in UK.

1978...

  • David Bowie - 'Stages'September 8: Bowie released the live set Stages. The LP included performances from 3 different venues of his touring earlier in the year.

1979...

  • David Bowie - 'Lodger'May 18: Bowie released Lodger. The LP hit the Top 10 in UK.
  • December 15: Bowie performed "The Man Who Sold The World" and "Boys Keep Swinging" on Saturday Night Live.

1980...

  • July 29: Bowie starred in the play The Elephant Man for several months in New York, Chicago, and Denver.
  • David Bowie - 'Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps'August 23: Bowie topped the UK singles chart for 2 weeks with "Ashes To Ashes."

David Bowie - "Golden Years" (Single) David Bowie - "Sound And Vision" (Single) David Bowie - "Heroes" (Single) David Bowie - "Boys Keep Swinging" (Single) David Bowie - "DJ" (Single) David Bowie - "Ashes To Ashes" (Single) David Bowie - "Fashion" (Single)

1981...

  • Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure" (Single)May 1: Bowie could be seen in the film Just A Gigolo (originally released in West Germany in 1978 and the UK in 1979).

David Bowie - "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (Single) David Bowie - "Up The Hill Backwards" (Single) David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Single) David Bowie & Bing Crosby - "Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy" (Single) David Bowie - "Without You" (Single) David Bowie - "Without You" (Single) David Bowie - "Loving The Alien" (Single)

1986...

1988....

David Bowie - "Absolute Beginners" (Single) David Bowie - "Time Will Crawl" (Single) David Bowie - "Jump They Say" (Single) David Bowie - "Black Tie White Noise" (Single) David Bowie - "The Hearts Filthy Lesson" (Single) David Bowie - "Little Wonder" (Single) David Bowie - "Dead Man Walking" (Single)

1989....

  • Tin Machine - 'Tin Machine'May 23: Bowie joined forces with Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales, and Hunt Sales as Tin Machine and released the LP Tin Machine.
    Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 28
    Tracks: "Heaven's In Here" - "Tin Machine" - "Prisoner Of Love" - "Crack City" - "I Can't Read" - "Under The God" - "Amazing" - "Working Class Hero" - "Bus Stop" - "Pretty Thing" - "Video Crimes" - "Run" - "Sacrifice Yourself" - "Baby Can Dance"
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1990....

1991....

  • Tin Machine - 'Tin Machine II'September 3: Bowie, with Tin Machine, released the LP Tin Machine II.
    Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 126
    Tracks: "Baby Universal" - "One Shot" - "You Belong In Rock 'N' Roll" - "If There Is Something" - "Amlapura" - "Betty Wrong" - "You Can't Talk" - "Stateside" - "Shopping For Girls" - "A Big Hurt" - "Sorry" - "Goodbye Mr. Ed"

1992....

  • April 24: Bowie married supermodel Iman.

David Bowie - "I'm Afraid Of Americans" (Single) David Bowie - "Thursday's Child" (Single) David Bowie - "Seven" (Single) David Bowie - "Slow Burn" (Single) David Bowie - "Everyone Says 'Hi'" (Single)

1993....

1995....

  • David Bowie - 'Outside'September 26: Bowie released Outside. Brian Eno was once again involved with the LP and it was Bowie's first release with Virgin Records. The LP hit the Top 10 in UK.

1996....

  • January 17: Bowie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1997....

  • David Bowie - 'Earthling'February 8: Bowie performed "Little Wonder" and "Scary Monsters" on Saturday Night Live.
  • February 11: Bowie released Earthling. The LP hit the Top 10 in UK.
  • November: Business Age magazine reported that Bowie topped other Brits when it comes to money. Bowie is reportedly worth over $900 million, making him the richest rock performer and surpassing former rich brit, Paul McCartney.

David Bowie - "New Killer Star" (Single) David Bowie - "Where Are We Now?" (Single) David Bowie - "Blackstar" (Single) David Bowie - "Lazarus" (Single)

1998....

  • May 8: Bowie received an honorary doctorate from Boston's Berklee College of Music and won an Eye Poppper Award at the MuchMusic Video Awards.
  • September: Bowie launched "BowieNet" - his own Internet service provider. The benefit for Bowie fans include "exclusive content" on the site including unreleased material and cybercasts.
  • September 10: Bowie was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video ("I'm Afraid Of Americans").

1999....

  • David Bowie - 'hours'October 2: Bowie performed "Thursday's Child" and "Rebel Rebel" on Saturday Night Live.
  • October 5: hours was released in record stores. The LP had previously been released in September to fans to download, making him the first major artist to do so. Bowie said of the move: "I couldn't be more pleased to have the opportunity of moving the music industry closer to the process of making digital download available as the norm and not the expectation." The LP hit the Top 10 in UK.
  • October 9: Bowie took part in NetAid.

2000...

  • November: England's New Music Express took a poll asking hundreds of musicians to name their biggest musical influences and Bowie came out on top.

2001....

2002....

2003....

  • Bowie toured Europe in October through November. The tour then extended into North America, but was sidelined when Bowie came down with the flu and postponed his opening shows.

2004....

  • June: Bowie had to cancel his tour in Europe after injuring his shoulder.
  • June: It was reported that Bowie had emergency heart surgery due to a blocked artery. The problem was found after Bowie had what he thought was a pinched nerve treated.

2006....

2008...

2012...

  • February 2: Bowie appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.

2013...

2014...

2015...

2016...

  • David Bowie - 'Blackstar'January 8: Bowie released his 25th studio LP Blackstar.
  • January 10: Bowie died at the age of 69. An official statement read: "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer..."
  • January 15: Bowie topped the UK LP chart with Blackstar.
  • January 30: Bowie topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Digital Albums chart, Rock Albums chart, and Alternative Albums chart with Blackstar.

LP DISCOGRAPHY

David Bowie - 'David Bowie'
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David Bowie

Released: June 1, 1967
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Uncle Arthur" - "Sell Me A Coat" - "Rubber Band)" - "Love You Till Tuesday" - "There Is A Happy Land" - "We Are Hungry Men" - "When I Live My Dream" - "Little Bombadier" - "Silly Boy Blue" - "Come And Buy My Toys" - "Join The Gang" - "She's Got Medals" - "Maid Of Bond Street" - "Please Mr. Gravedigger"

David Bowie - 'Space Oddity'
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Space Oddity

Released: July 11, 1969
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 16
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Space Oddity" - "Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed" - "Don't Sit Down" - "Letter To Hermione" - "Cygnet Commitee" - "Janine" - "An Occaisional Dream" - "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" - "God Know I'm Good" - "Memory Of A Free Festival" - "Conversation Piece" - "Memory Of A Free Frestival Part 1" - "Memory Of A Free Festival Part 2"

David Bowie - 'The Man Who Sold The World'
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The Man Who Sold The World

Released: November 4, 1970
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 105
Tracks: "Width Of A Circle" - "All The Madmen" - "Black County Rock" - "After All" - "Running Gun Blues" - "Saviour Machine" - "She Shook Me Cold" - "The Man Who Sold The World" - "The Superman" - "Lightning Frightning" - "Holy Holy" - "Moonage Daydream" - "Hang Onto Yourself"

David Bowie - 'Hunky Dory'
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Hunky Dory

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: December 17, 1971
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 57
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 107
VH1: '100 Greatest Albums': # 47
Tracks: "Changes" - "Oh! You Pretty Things" - "Eight Line Poem" - "Life On Mars?" - "Kooks" - "Quicksand" - "Fill Your Heart" - "Andy Warhol" - "Song For Bob Dylan" - "Queen Bitch" - "The Belway Brothers" - "Bombers" - "The Supermen" (Alternate Version) - "Quicksand" (Demo Version) - "The Belway Brothers" (Alternate Mix)

David Bowie - 'The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars'
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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: June 6, 1972
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 21
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 35
VH1: '100 Greatest Albums': # 48
Tracks: "Five Years" - "Soul Love" - "Moonage Daydream" - "Starman" - "It Ain't Easy" - "Lady Stardust" - "Star" - "Hang Onto Yourself" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Suffragette City" - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" - "John, I'm Only Dancing" - "Velvet Goldmine" - "Sweet Head" - "Ziggy Stardust" (Demo) - "Lady Stardust" (Demo)

David Bowie - 'Aladdin Sane'
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Aladdin Sane

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: April 13, 1973
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 17
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 277
Tracks: "Watch That Man" - "Aladdin Sane" - "Drive In Saturday" - "Panic Iin Detroit" - "Cracked Actor" - "The Prettiest Star" - "Let's Spend The Night Together" - "The Jean Genie" - "Lady Grinning Soul"

David Bowie - 'Pinups'
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Pin Ups

Released: October 19, 1973
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 23
Tracks: "Rosalyn" - "Here Comes The Night" - "I Wish You Would" - "See Emily Play" - "Everything's Alright" - "I Can't Explain" - "Friday On My Mind" - "Sorrow" - "Don't Bring Me Down" - "Shape Of Things" - "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" - "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" - "Growin' Up" - "Port Of Amsterdam"

David Bowie - 'Diamond Dogs'
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Diamond Dogs

Released: May 24, 1974
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 5
Tracks: "Future Legend" - "Diamond Dogs" - "Sweet Thing" - "Candidate" - "Sweet Thing" (Reprise) - "Rebel Rebel" - "Rock 'N' Roll With Me" - "We Are The Dead" - "1984" - "Big Brother" - "Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family" - "Dodo" - "Candidate"

David Bowie - 'David Live - David Bowie At The Tower Philadelphia'
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David Live - David Bowie At The Tower Philadelphia

Released: October 29, 1974
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 8
Live Tracks: "1984" - "Rebel Rebel" - "Moonage Daydream" - "Sweet Thing" - "Changes" - "Suffragette City" - "Aladdin Sane" - "All The Young Dudes" - "Cracked Actor" - "Rock 'N Roll With Me" - "Watch That Man" - "Knock On Wood" - "Diamond Dogs" - "Big Brother" - "Width Of A Circle" - "Jean Genie" - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" - "Band Intro" - "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" - "Time"

David Bowie - 'Young Americans'
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Young Americans

Released: March 7, 1975
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 9
Tracks: "Young Americans" - "Win" - "Fascination" - "Right" - "Somebody Up There Likes Me" - "Across The Universe" - "Can You Hear Me" - "Fame" - "Who Can I Be Now?" - "It's Gonna Be Me" - "John, I'm Only Dancing Again"

David Bowie - 'Station To Station' (EP)
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Station To Station (EP)

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: January 23, 1976
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 323
Tracks: "Station To Station" - "Golden Years" - "Word On A Wing" - "TVC 15" - "Stay" - "Wild Is The Wind - Live Tracks: "Word On A Wiing" - "Stay"

David Bowie - 'Changesbowie'
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Changesbowie

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: May 20, 1976 and March 16, 1990
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 10
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 425
Tracks: "Space Oddity" - "John, I'm Only Dancing" - "Changes" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Suffragette City" - "Jean Genie" - "Diamond Dogs" - "Rebel Rebel" - "Young Americans" - "Fame '90" (Remix) - "Golden Years" - "Heroes" - "Ashes To Ashes" - "Fashion" - "Let's Dance" - "China Girl" - "Modern Love" - "Blue Jean"

David Bowie - 'Low'
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Low

Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: January 14, 1977
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 11
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Albums of All-Time': # 249
Tracks: "Speed Of Life" - "Breaking Glass" - "What In The World" - "Sound And Vision" - "Always Crashing In The Same Car" - "Be My Wife" - "A New Career In A New Town" - "Warszawa" - "Art Decade" - "Weeping Wall" - "Subterraneans" - "Some Are" - "All Saints" - "Sound And Vision" (Remixed Version)

David Bowie - 'Heroes'
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Heroes

Released: October 14, 1977
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 35
Tracks: "Beauty And The Beast" - "Joe The Lion" - "Heroes" - "Sons Of The Silent Age" - "Blackout" - "V-2 Schneider" - "Sense Of Doubt" - "Moss Garden" - "Neukoln" - "The Secret Life Of Arabia" - "Abdulmajid" - "Joe The Lion" (Remix Version)

David Bowie - 'David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf'
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David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf

Released: August, 1978
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 136

David Bowie - 'Stages'
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Stages

Released: September 8, 1978
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 44
Live Tracks: "Hang On To Yourself" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Five Years" - "Soul Love" - "Star" - "Station To Station" - "Fame" - "TVC 15" - "Warsawza" - "Speed Of Life" - "Art Decade" - "Sense Of Doubt" - "Breaking Glass" - "Heroes" - "What In The World" - "Blackout" - "Beauty And The Beast" - "Alabama Song"

David Bowie - 'Lodger'
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Lodger

Released: May 18, 1979
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 20
Tracks: "Fantastic Voyage" - "African Night Flight" - "Move On" - "Yassassin" - "Red Sails" - "D.J." - "Look Back In Anger" - "Boys Keep Swinging" - "Repetition" - "Red Money" - "I Pray Ole" - "Look Back In Anger"

David Bowie - 'Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps'
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Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps

Released: September 12, 1980
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 12
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "It's No Game" (Part 1) - "Up The Hill Backwards" - "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" - "Ashes To Ashes" - "Fashion" - "Teenage Wildlife" - "Scream Like A Baby" - "Kingdom Come" - "Because You're Young" - "It's No Game" - "Space Oddity" - "Panic In Detroit" - "Crystal Japn" - "Alabama Song"

David Bowie - 'Let's Dance'
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Let's Dance

Released: April 14, 1983
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 4
Grammy Nominee: Album of the Year
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Modern Love" - "China Girl" - "Let's Dance" - "Without You" - "Ricochet" - "Criminal World" - "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" - "Shake It"

David Bowie - 'Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture' (soundtrack)
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Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture

Released: October, 1983
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 89
Live Tracks: "Hang On To Yourself" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Watch That Man" - "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud / All The Young Dudes / Oh! You Pretty Things" - "Moonage Daydream" - "Space Oddity" - "My Death" - "Cracked Actor" - "Time" - "Width Of A Circle" - "Changes" - "Let's Spend The Night Together" - "Suffragette City" - "White Light / White Heat" - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide"

David Bowie - 'Tonight'
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Tonight

Released: September 1, 1984
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 11
Tracks: "Loving The Alien" - "Don't Look Down" - "God Only Knows" - "Tonight" - "Neighborhood Threat" - "Blue Jean" - "Tumble And Twirl" - "I Keep Forgetting" - "Dancing With Big Boys" - "This Is Not America" - "As The World Falls Down" - "Absolute Beginners"

David Bowie - 'Never Let Me Down'
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Never Let Me Down

Released: April 17, 1987
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 34
Tracks: "Day-In Day-Out" - "Time Will Crawl" - "Beat of Your Drum" - "Never Let Me Down" - "Zeroes" - "Glass Spider" - "Shining Star (Makin' My Love)" - "New York's In Love" - "'87 And Cry" - "Too Dizzy" - "Bang Bang"

David Bowie - 'Sound & Vision' (box set)
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Sound + Vision (box set)

Released: September 25, 1989
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 97
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Space Oddity" - "Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud" - "The Prettiest Star" - "London Bye Ta-Ta" - "Black Country Rock" - "The Man Who Sold The World" - "The Bewlay Brothers" - "Changes" - "Round And Round" - "Moonage Daydream" - "John, I'm Only Dancing" - "Drive In Saturday" - "Panic In Detroit" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "White Light / White Heat" - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" - "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" - "Sorrow" - "Don't Bring Me Down" - "1984 / Dodo" - "Big Brother" - "Rebel Rebel" - "Suffragette City" - "Watch That Man" - "Cracked Actor" - "Young American" - "Fascination" - "After Today" - "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" - "TVC15" - "Wild Is The Wind" - "Sound And Vision" - "Be My Wife" - "Speed Of Life" - "Helden" - "Joe The Lion" - "Sons Of The Silent Age" - "Station To Station" - "Warszawa" - "Breaking Glass" - "Red Sails" - "Look Back In Anger" - "Boys Keep Swinging" - "Up The Hill Backwards" - "Kingdom Come" - "Ashes To Ashes"

David Bowie - 'Black Tie White Noise'
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Black Tie White Noise

Released: April 6, 1993
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 39
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "The Wedding" - "You've Been Around" - "I Feel Free" - "Black Tie White Noise" - "Jump They Say" - "Nite Flights" - "Pallas Athena" - "Miracle Goodnight" - "Don't Let Me Down & Down" - "Looking For Lester" - "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" - "The Wedding Song" - "Jump They Say" (Alternate Mix) - "Lucy Can't Dance"

David Bowie - 'Outside'
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Outside

Released: September 26, 1995
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 21
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Leon Takes Us Outside" - "Outside" - "The Hearts Filthy Lesson" - "A Small Plot Of Land" - "Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette)" - "Hallo Spaceboy" - "The Motel" - "I Have Not Been To Oxford Town" - "No Control" - "Algeria Touchshriek" - "The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)" - "Ramona A. Stone / I Am With Name" - "Wishful Beginnings" - "We Prick You" - "Nathan Adler" - "I'm Deranged" - "Thru These Architects Eyes" - "Nathan Adler" - "Strangers When We Meet"

David Bowie - 'Earthling'
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Earthling

Released: February 11, 1997
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 39
Grammy Nominee: Best Alternative Music Performance
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Little Wonder" - "Looking For Satellites" - "Battle For Britain (The Letter)" - "Seven Years In Tibet" - "Dead Man Walking" - "Telling Lies" - "The Last Thing You Should Do" - "I'm Afraid Of Americans" - "Law (Earthlings On Fire)"

David Bowie - 'hours'
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hours

Released: October 5, 1999
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 47
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Thursday's Child" - "Something In The Air" - "Survive" - "If I'm Dreaming My Life" - "Seven" - "What's Really Happening?" - "The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell" - "New Angels Of Promise" - "Brilliant Adventure" - "The Dreamers"

David Bowie - '1968 - 72 - Bowie At The Beeb'
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1968 - 72 - Bowie At The Beeb

Released: September 26, 2000
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 181
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "In The Heat Of The Morning" - "London Bye Ta-Ta" - "Karma Man" - "Silly Boy Blue" - "Let Me Sleep Beside You" - "Janine" - "God Knows I'm Good" - "Width Of A Circle" - "Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed" - "Cygnet Committee" - "Memory Of A Free Festival" - "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" - "Bombers" - "Looking For A Friend" - "Almost Grown" - "Kooks" - "It Ain't Easy" - "Superman" - "Eight Line Poem" - "Hang On To Yourself" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Queen Bitch" - "I'm Waiting For The Man" - "Five Years" - "White Light / White Heat" - "Moonage Daydream" - "Hang On To Yourself" - "Suffragette City" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Starman" - "Space Oddity" - "Changes" - "Oh! You Pretty Things" - "Andy Warhol" - "Lady Stardust" - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide"

David Bowie - 'Heathen'
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Heathen

Released: June 11, 2002
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 14
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Sunday" - "Cactus" - "Slip Away" - "Slow Burn" - "Afraid" - "I've Been Waiting For You" - "I Would Be Your Slave" - "I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship" - " 5:15 The Angels Have Gone" - "Everyone Says 'Hi'" - "A Better Future" - "Heathen (The Rays)"

David Bowie - 'Best Of Bowie'
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Best Of Bowie

Released: October 22, 2002
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 4
Tracks: "Space Oddity" - "The Man Who Sold The World" - "Changes" - "Life On Mars?" - "Moonage Daydream" - "Suffragette City" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "All The Young Dudes" - "Jean Genie" - "Panic In Detroit " - Rebel Rebel" - "Diamond Dogs" - "Young Americans" - "Fame" - "Golden Years" - "TVC15" - "Sound and Vision" - "Heroes" - "D.J." - "Ashes To Ashes" - "Fashion" - "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" - "Under Pressure" (with Queen) - "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" - "Let's Dance" - "China Girl" - "Modern Love" - "Blue Jean" - "This Is Not America" - "Dancing In The Street" - "Absolute Beginners" - "Time Will Crawl" - "Under The God" - "Jump They Say" - "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" - "I'm Afraid Of Americans" - "Thursday's Child" - "Slow Burn"

David Bowie - 'Reality'
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Reality

Released: September 16, 2003
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 29
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "New Killer Star" - "Pablo Picasso" - "Never Get Old" - "The Loneliest Guy" - "Looking For Water" - "She'll Drive The Car" - "Days" - "Fall Dog Bombs The Moon" - "Try Some" - "Reality" - "Bring Me The Disco King"

David Bowie - 'Live In Santa Monica '72'
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Live In Santa Monica '72

Released: July 22, 2008
Live Tracks: "Introduction" - "Hang On To Yourself" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Changes" - "The Supermen" - "Life On Mars" - "Five Years" - "Space Oddity" - "Andy Warhol" - "My Death" - "The Width Of A Circle" - "Queen Bitch" - "Moonage Daydream" - "John, I'm Only Dancing" - "Waiting For The Man" - "The Jean Genie" - "Suffragette City" - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide"

David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
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The Next Day

Released: March 12, 2013
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 2
Billboard #1: Digital Albums, Alternative Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Album
Tracks: "The Next Day" - "Dirty Boys" - "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" - "Love Is Lost" - "Where Are We Now?" - "Valentine's Day" - "If You Can See Me" - "I'd Rather Be High" - "Boss Of Me" - "Dancing Out In Space" - "How Does The Grass Grow?" - "(You Will) Set The World On Fire" - "You Feel So Lonely You Could Die" - "Heat"

David Bowie - 'Nothing Has Changed'
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Nothing Has Changed

Released: November 17, 2014
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 57
Tracks: "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" - "Where Are We Now?" - "Love Is Lost" - "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" - "New Killer Star" - "Everyone Says 'Hi'" - "Slow Burn" - "Let Me Sleep Beside You" - "Your Turn To Drive" - "Shadow Man" - "Seven" (Marius De Vries Mix) - "Survive" (Marius De Vries Mix) - "Thursday's Child" - "I'm Afraid Of Americans" (V1) - "Little Wonder" - "Hallo Spaceboy" (PSB Remix) - "Heart's Filthy Lession" - "Strangers When We Meet" - "Buddha Of Suburbia" - "Jump They Say" - "Time Will Crawl" (MM Remix) - "Absolute Beginners" - "Dancing In The Street" (with Mick Jagger) - "Loving The Alien" - "This Is Not America" (with Pat Metheny Group) - "Blue Jean" - "Modern Love" - "China Girl" - "Let's Dance" - "Fashion" - "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - "Ashes To Ashes" - "Under Pressure" (with Queen) - "Boys Keep Swinging" - "Heroes" - "Sound And Vision" - "Golden Years" - "Wild Is The Wind" (2010 Harry Maslin Mix) - "Fame" - "Young Americans" (2007 Tony Visconti Mix) - "Diamond Dogs" - "Rebel Rebel" - "Sorrow" - "Drive-In Saturday" - "All The Young Dudes" - "The Jean Genie" - "Ziggy Stardust" - "Starman" - "Life On Mars" (2003 Ken Scott Mix) - "Oh! You Pretty Things" - "Changes" - "The Man Who Sold The World" - "Space Oddity" - "In The Heart Of The Morning" - "Silly Boy Blue" - "Can't Help Thinking About Me" - "You've Got A Habit Of Leaving Liza Jane"

David Bowie - 'Blackstar'
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Blackstar

Released: January 8, 2016
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Billboard #1: Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, Rock Albums
Tracks: "Blackstar" - "'Tis A Pity Shw Was A Whore" - "Lazarus" - "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" - "Girl Loves Me" - "Dollar Days" - "I Can't Give Everything Away"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 Let's Dance

from the LP
Let's Dance
ARC chart run: 28 - 16 - 9 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 11 - 12 - 15 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 18
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Top Dance/Disco
VH1: '100 Greatest Dance Songs': # 71
1(1) 14 1983 David Bowie - "Let's Dance" (Single)
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2 Fame

from the LP
Young Americans
Billboard chart run: 39 - 35 - 30 - 24 - 11 - 7 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 12 -- 29 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 11
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100
1(2) 14 1975 David Bowie - "Fame" (Single)
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3 Golden Years

from the EP
Station To Station
Billboard chart run: 39 - 37 - 33 - 30 - 26 - 24 - 21 - 19 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 17 - 31 - off
10 16 1976 David Bowie - "Golden Years" (Single)
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4 Blue Jean

from the LP
Tonight
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 19 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 14 - 23 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 79
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Stage Performance Video
Rolling Stone: 'The 100 Top Music Videos': # 65
4 11 1984 David Bowie - "Blue Jean" (Single)
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5 China Girl

from the LP
Let's Dance
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 13 - 24 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 86
MTV VMA Winner: Best Male Video
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Overall Performance, Best Cinematography
Rolling Stone: 'The 100 Top Music Videos': # 48
8 11 1983 David Bowie - "China Girl" (Single)
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6 Dancing In The Street
[Mick Jagger & David Bowie]

from the LP
Best Of Bowie
ARC chart run: 30 - 22 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 7 - 12 - 28 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 108
MTV VMA Winner: Best Overall Performance
7 9 1985 Mick Jagger & David Bowie - "Dancing In The Street" (Single)
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7 Space Oddity

from the LP
Space Oddity
Billboard chart run: 36 - 31 - 28 - 24 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 16 - 21 - 39 - off
VH1: '100 Greatest Rock Songs': # 60
15 10 1973 David Bowie - "Space Oddity" (Single)
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8 Modern Love

from the LP
Let's Dance
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 21 - 17 - 16 - 15 - 13 - 19 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 117
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Stage Performance Video
13 9 1983 David Bowie - "Modern Love" (Single)
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9 Day-In Day-Out

from the LP
Never Let Me Down
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 29 - 24 - 21 - 19 - 16 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 160
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Male Video
16 8 1987 David Bowie - "Day-In Day-Out" (Single)
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10 Under Pressure
[Queen & David Bowie]

from the Queen LP
Hot Space
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 28 - 25 - 22 - 20 - 22 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 136
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 80's': # 31
20 8 1982 Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure" (Single)
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11 Never Let Me Down

from the LP
Never Let Me Down
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 22 - 18 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 183
18 5 1987 David Bowie - "Never Let Me Down" (Single)
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12 Young Americans

from the LP
Young Americans
Billboard chart run: 34 - 29 - 29 - 28 - off
28 4 1975 David Bowie - "Young Americans" (Single)
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13 This Is Not America
[David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group]

from
The Falcon And The Snowman soundtrack
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 28 - 25 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 180
23 5 1985 David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group - "This Is Not America" (Single)
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  Changes

from the LP
Hunky Dory
Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Greatest Pop Songs': # 38
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1972
1975
David Bowie - "Changes" (Single)
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  Starman

from the LP
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
** ** 1972 David Bowie - "Starman" (Single)
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  John, I'm Only Dancing

from the LP
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
** ** 1972 David Bowie - "John, I'm Only Dancing" (Single)
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  The Jean Genie

from the LP
Aladdin Sane
** ** 1972 David Bowie - "The Jean Genie" (Single)
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  Drive-In Saturday

from the LP
Aladdin Sane
** ** 1972 David Bowie - "Drive-In Saturday" (Single)
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  Life On Mars?

from the LP
Hunky Dory
** ** 1973 David Bowie - "Life On Mars?" (Single)
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  Sorrow

from the LP
Pin Ups
** ** 1974 David Bowie - "Sorrow" (Single)
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  Rebel Rebel

from the LP
Diamond Dogs
** ** 1974 David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel" (Single)
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  Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

from the LP
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
** ** 1974 David Bowie - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" (Single)
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  Diamond Dogs

from the LP
Diamond Dogs
** ** 1974 David Bowie - "Diamond Dogs" (Single)
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  TVC 15

from the EP
Station To Station
** ** 1976 David Bowie - "TVC 15" (Single)
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  Sound And Vision

from the LP
Low
** ** 1977 David Bowie - "Sound And Vision" (Single)
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  Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Songs of All-TimeHeroes

from the LP
Heroes
Rolling Stone: '500 Greatest Songs of All-Time': # 46
** ** 1977 David Bowie - "Heroes" (Single)
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  Boys Keep Swinging

from the LP
Lodger
** ** 1979 David Bowie - "Boys Keep Swinging" (Single)
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  DJ

from the LP
Lodger
** ** 1979 David Bowie - "DJ" (Single)
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  Ashes To Ashes

from the LP
Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
Rolling Stone: 'The 100 Top Music Videos': # 38
MTV: '100 Greatest Videos Ever Made': # 58
** ** 1980 David Bowie - "Ashes To Ashes" (Single)
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  Fashion

from the LP
Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
** ** 1980 David Bowie - "Fashion" (Single)
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  Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

from the LP
Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
** ** 1981 David Bowie - "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (Single)
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  Up The Hill Backwards

from the LP
Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
** ** 1981 David Bowie - "Up The Hill Backwards" (Single)
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  Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

from
Cat People soundtrack
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 1982 David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Single)
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  Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy
[David Bowie & Bing Crosby]
** ** 1982 David Bowie & Bing Crosby - "Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy" (Single)
  Without You

from the LP
Let's Dance
** ** 1983 David Bowie - "Without You" (Single)
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  Tonight
[David Bowie with Tina Turner]

from the LP
Tonight
** ** 1985 David Bowie - "Without You" (Single)
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  Loving The Alien

from the LP
Tonight
** ** 1985 David Bowie - "Loving The Alien" (Single)
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  Absolute Beginners

from
Absolute Beginners soundtrack
** ** 1986 David Bowie - "Absolute Beginners" (Single)
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  Time Will Crawl

from the LP
Never Let Me Down
** ** 1987 David Bowie - "Time Will Crawl" (Single)
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  Jump They Say

from the LP
Black Tie White Noise
** ** 1993 David Bowie - "Jump They Say" (Single)
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  Black Tie White Noise

from the LP
Black Tie White Noise
** ** 1993 David Bowie - "Black Tie White Noise" (Single)
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  The Heart's Filthy Lesson

from the LP
Outside
** ** 1995 David Bowie - "The Hearts Filthy Lesson" (Single)
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  Little Wonder

from the LP
Earthling
** ** 1997 David Bowie - "Little Wonder" (Single)
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  Dead Man Walking

from the LP
Earthling
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 1997 David Bowie - "Dead Man Walking" (Single)
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  I'm Afraid Of Americans

from the LP
Earthling
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Male Video
** ** 1997 David Bowie - "I'm Afraid Of Americans" (Single)
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  Thursday's Child

from the LP
hours
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 1999 David Bowie - "Thursday's Child" (Single)
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  Seven

from the LP
hours
** ** 2000 David Bowie - "Seven" (Single)
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  Slow Burn

from the LP
Heathen
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 2002 David Bowie - "Slow Burn" (Single)
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  Everyone Says 'Hi'

from the LP
Heathen
** ** 2002 David Bowie - "Everyone Says 'Hi'" (Single)
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  New Killer Star

from the LP
Reality
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 2003 David Bowie - "New Killer Star" (Single)
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  Where Are We Now?

from the LP
The Next Day
** ** 2013 David Bowie - "Where Are We Now?" (Single)
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  Blackstar

from the LP
Blackstar
** ** 2015 David Bowie - "Blackstar" (Single)
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  Lazarus

from the LP
Blackstar
** ** 2015 David Bowie - "Lazarus" (Single)
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