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Producer Will Producer Will | 21:00 UK time, Friday, 6 January 2012

David Bowie David Bowie is turning 65 on Sunday, so to mark the occasion you helped us put together the Ultimate David Bowie playlist.

There were so many suggestions of tracks related to the Thin White Duke that we could have gone on forever, but managed to squeeze it down to just 90-minutes of Bowie.

As usual, we also wrapped up the latest music news at the top of 2012 – for example the Sound of 2012 winner, and new material from Scissor Sisters.


David Bowie - Let's Dance

#Digital Digest
* Two Thom Yorke tracks he made for the Rag and Bone clothing line have surfaced on YouTube, called Twist and Stuck Together.
* Nick Cave’s recently disbanded Grinderman are releasing a remix album in March, called Grinderman 2 RMX. Listen to Nick Zinner's remix of Bellringer Blues on Soundcloud.
* Jack White’s fansite, The White Swirl, have stumbled across a new interview the Third Man Records head honcho has given to MOJO saying his next collaborator in his Blue Series of singles will be Tom Jones.
* The Weeknd’s three mixtapes have been remixed by Slim K – and you can download them all for free from his Tumblr page.
* Michael Kiwanuka has been tipped as the Sound of 2012. The 6 Music favourite has a load of content on the homepage – both video and audio – so head over and check it out.

Manic Street Preachers - Design for Life

* Feist Tweeted footage of her closing 2011 by covering Guns ‘N Roses’ November Rain, in Mexico City. She didn’t sing though – she was smashing up a piñata.
* Sugar’s Bob Mould celebrates the 20th birthday of his seminal album Copper Blue this year and the AV Club have got in early with a video interview and session as part of their One Track Mind series.
* Manchester’s Wu Lyf made their US TV debut this week, performing Heavy Pop on Lettermen.
* The Scissor Sisters are already in the running for 2012’s video of the year with their new video for Shady Love.

Frankie Rose - Know Me

The Ultimate David Bowie Playlist picked by you
David Bowie - Queen Bitch
Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
Lulu - The Man Who Sold the World

David Bowie - It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City

The Pretty Things - Don't Bring Me Down

Placebo ft. David Bowie - Without You I'm Nothing

David Bowie - Helden

Pixies - Cactus

Simple Minds - Chelsea Girl

David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers

Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing

Flight of the Conchords - Bowie's in Space

David Bowie - Moondage Daydream

David Bowie & The Pet Shop Boys - Hallo Spaceboy

Arcade Fire - Wake Up

David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome

David Bowie - Starman


  • Comment number 1.

    I've been a Bowie fan since 1972 but enjoy his earliest album as well. "Sell Me A Coat With Buttons of Silver" and other unusual pop tunes gave no real hint of what he was to become as he progressively changed in successive albums. Tunes people may not recall from his Space Oddity album like the "Cygnet Committee" are rich. Reminds me of what developed with tunes on "The Man Who Sold The World" like The Width of a Circle". I'll asmit like most enjoy his collaborations with Mick Ronson and Eno. I have found something to like in almost every one though it was the double greatest hits CD that introduced me to his tunes from the 90s on up. I later went out and got Heathen and others. He's an innovator with great variety and style! I have seen him live three times and each was unique. Sometimes, however, I think he publicly sold him self short in describing how he wrote tunes with Eno by randomly picking cards and playing those notes and how he let the musicians evolve the tunes. It lessened the impact of those tunes and others that followed for me but I have worn out successive copies of Low and Heroes on vinyl and CD. Ziggy IS all right no matter what form he takes. Long live Bowie.

  • Comment number 2.

    ( sorry for my english, I'm Pole) Knowing later David Bowie, from times of Ziggy(which are the best of mine:)), from Low period and at least - from slender Thin White Duke, I've got a gift - a CD from "The collector series", with the earliest (I suppost) recordings. "Rubber band"/ "Love you till tuesday"/ "In the heat of the morning"/ "Join the gang"/ "Did you ever have a dream"/"I dig everything"/ "Please Mr gravedigger:)" - listening those songs was like knowing closer somebody important to me. It was amazing for me to hear his voice in this period, when he was the same David Bowie, but before something which is hard to call... before all this prodigious carrer and different kinds of "ways of voice". It was so great. David Bowie is a person, which look?/take?/view? is very close to me, I believe........... I'm biting my fist to Hello Spaceboy, too. Every time with this song. I wish to write more, but it's a bit late for me and I make language boobs here increasingly:)...I want to wish You everything riveting, inspiring, a "horse health", like we are saying in Poland(which means very good, strong health:)), and...Maybe trip through polish borders without any problems:)? It's also a little wish for me, if You could arrive here at least even second one.. Frank?/Candid? Onest? fan from small plot of land wishes You Happy Birthday and happy everyEveryDay. :)


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