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"Space Oddity"
David Bowie
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The song that Bowie's producer refused to produce but gave Bowie his first chart hit.

Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey it ended up being used on the Moon landing transmission programme.
David Bowie
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Composer  David Bowie
Genre  Pop 
Album  Space Oddity
Year of Release  1969
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David Bowie
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Hank Marvin
4%
The Flying Pickets
4%
The Shirehorses
21%
Natalie Merchant
8%

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