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Rowan Collinson Rowan Collinson | 15:45 UK time, Tuesday, 3 January 2012

David Bowie


Where to begin with David Bowie? Musician, actor, artist, style icon... There can’t be another musician who’s made such a profound and lasting impact on popular culture and who still resonates with artists today.

Although we haven’t heard anything from him since 2003’s Reality, the Thin White Duke seems more relevant than ever. Any 6 Music listeners who caught the ‘lost‘ footage of Bowie performing The Jean Genie on Top Of The Pops or found a copy of Peter Doggett’s The Man Who Sold The World under their tree over Christmas will understand why he continues to fascinate, whilst a cursory glance at the BBC’s Sound of 2012 long list sees Niki And The Dove and Spector channeling elements of his persona.

This weekend Davie Bowie turns 65, so on Friday January 6 from 7pm, Now Playing @ 6Music will be charging its glasses and compiling a playlist celebrating his music and influence over the last four decades . But we need YOU to choose what we play.

We need you to suggest your favourite Bowie - and Bowie related - tracks to play. It could be:
*Your favourite Bowie singles, album tracks and rarities
*Musicians who influenced Bowie - Marc Bolan, Syd Barrett, The Velvet Underground?
*Artists who he’s collaborated with during his career; maybe Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Brian Eno or Nile Rodgers?
*The bands Bowie’s influenced, from Visage to Roxy Music via Suede, Gary Numan, The Pixies and the New York Dolls, to name but a few.

* And, probably the most important question, do we dare play The Laughing Gnome?

You can get touch via Facebook, e-mail, Twitter (using the hashtag #Bowie6Music) drag a track to our shared Spotify playlist or leave a comment on the blog below. Whatever you do, if you’re a Bowie fan make sure you’re tuned in to Now Playing on BBC 6 Music this Friday from 7pm.


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  • Comment number 1.

    Queen bitch ,Brian Eno, Happy birthday Mister Jones .A guy from lambeth.

  • Comment number 2.

    Golden Years, Wild is the Wind, Jump They Say, Nite Flights, We Prick You, Conversation Piece, Buddha of Suburbia

  • Comment number 3.

    Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing, I'm Deranged, Black Country Rock, Absolute Beginners, It's Gonna Be Me, Station to Station, Breaking Glass, Sweet Head.

    It's hard to know where to stop once you've started, so I'll stop here.

    Oh, and Joe the Lion.

  • Comment number 4.

    We are the Dead, Memory of a Free Festival (Part 1), Heaven's in Here (Tin Machine), Hallo Spaceboy, Thru' These Architects Eyes, Law (Earthlings on Fire), 5:15 The Angels Have Gone, Heathen, Bring Me the Disco King.

    Happy Birthday DB!

  • Comment number 5.

    My top 20 today for the ultimate Bowie Playlist are:

    Untitled No. 1 / Something In The Air / Moonage Daydream (from David Live album) / Sweet Thing / Silly Boy Blue / The Bewlay Brothers / Cracked Actor / Fame / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / I Can't Read / Art Decade / Word On A Wing / I Dig Everything / Drive-In Saturday / Black Tie, White Noise (with Al B Sure) / Pretty Thing (Tin Machine) / Video Crime (Tin Machine) / The Man Who Sold The World (Lulu) / Without You I'm Nothing (with Placebo) / Wake Up (with Arcade Fire).

    Happy Birthday Mr Jones have a good 'un.

  • Comment number 6.

    Lady Grinning Soul, It's Gonna Be Me, Fascination, Always Crashing In The Same Car, Silly Boy Blue, Shadow Man, Golden Years... along with any hint of Ronson or Brel.

    Happy day, db!

  • Comment number 7.

    Under Pressure, Modern Love, Let's Dance, Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Absolute Beginners, Changes....just to name a few songs! Really ANYTHING Bowie related is absolutely fine with me because...........IT'S BOWIE RELATED!!!

  • Comment number 8.

    Red Sails from off of 'Lodger'...the 'the hinterland..' bit always gets me laughing ans shouting out loud. Another of the myriad Bowie album tracks that are truly astonishing

  • Comment number 9.

    This is a hard one but Id love it if you played Dodo (Diamond Dogs outtake) or It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (Springsteen cover) or A New Career In A New Town. Would be a welcome addition to the usual (albeit brilliant) stuff that usually gets played


  • Comment number 10.

    Hard to choose just a few, but if pushed: Heroes (blasts heart and soul on every listen - truly epic in scope), Thursday's Child (sweet, romantic, sincere and moving), Rebel Rebel (dirtysweet), Rock'n'Roll with Me (from David Live), Word on a Wing (spiritual, dramatic/traumatic and sad), The Rays (deep and mature), Sweet Thing (from David Live), Remembering Marie-A (from TV production of Bertolt Brecht's Baal - stunning), All the Young Dudes (soaring).
    Favourite cover: The Pixies' Cactus (sex)
    Favourite collaborator: Tony Visconti
    Favourite concert: Glasgow SECC, Reality Tour, 2004
    David Bowie has been my most loved and cherished artist since I was captivated by the advert for Changes in my brother's NME when I was nine. His work has made my life richer. Many thanks go out to him from my heart.

  • Comment number 11.

    Please, dare play The Laughing Gnome. It's proof that David is flesh and blood, after all ;-)

  • Comment number 12.

    Subterraneans, Joe the Lion, A New Career in a New Town, Stay (Live Nassau Colliseum '76), Win, Beauty and the Beast, V-2 Schneider, Nightclubbing, Art Decade (Stage), The Secret Life of Arabia, Jump They Say, Golden Years, Untitled No. 1, The Mysteries, South Horizon, Bring Me the Disco King, There Is a Happy Land, Can't Help Thinking About Me (60s original), I Can't Read (Tin Machine version), Modern Love

  • Comment number 13.

    When you Rock n Roll with me, After All, As the world falls down, Slip Away, Strangers when we meet, Buddah of Suburbia....so many that I love and that have been the soundtrack to my life. He was my education in the seventies and an inspiration ever since. He led me to a life in music and theatre. Best live shows I ever saw and I still get chills when I hear his wonderful singing voice.
    Happy Birthday Mr B. x

  • Comment number 14.

    amsterdam,young americans, unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed, sound and vision

  • Comment number 15.

    wild is the wind, kingdom come, conversation piece (the original version!), fantastic voyage, breaking glass, some are, teenage wildlife, repetition, word on a wing, moss garden

  • Comment number 16.

    Here's my top 20 Bowie songs outside the 'greatest hits': Silly Boy Blue; After All; Quicksand; Eight Line Poem; Soul Love; Time; Rock 'n Roll with me; We are the Dead; Win; Right; Stay; Warszawa; Moss Garden; Move on; Nite Flights; Buddha of Suburbia; Survive; I would be your slave; Fall Dog Bombs the Moon; She'll Drive the Big Car. So much glorious music, thank you David and happy birthday!

  • Comment number 17.

    Ultimate Bowie setlist (would make the best concert EVER!). This is in the order to gee the audience up.
    1. Joe the Lion. 2. Be My Wife. 3. Something in the Air. 4. Rock and Roll With Me. 5. Changes. 6. Space Oddity. 7. Ashes to Ashes. 8. Cactus. 9. Baby Universal. 10. London Boys. 11. Absolute Beginners. 12. All the Young Dudes. 13. Panic in Detroit. 14. Remembering Marie A. 15. Queen Bitch. 16. Everyone Says Hi. 17. Cracked Actor. 18. Young Americans. 19. Station to Station. 20. Modern Love.

    Encore 1. Hang on to Yourself / Five Years / Lets Dance / Pictures of Lily / Stay / Ziggy Stardust.

    Encore 2. Wild is the Wind / Rock and Roll Suicide.

    Nobody can beat this fantasy concert!!!

  • Comment number 18.

    Happy birthday David.
    starman, drive in saturday,moonage daydream, life on mars,Queen bitch, all the young dudes, teenage wildlife, young Americans, can you hear me, wild is the wind, stay, station to station, afraid, Aladdin sane, beat on your drum, dead man walking, strangers when we meet, rock and roll suicide, never get old, man who sold the world, london boys, jump they say, heathen, the rays. friday on my mind. days, because your young,
    oh i could go on and on.

  • Comment number 19.

    Rock on David,
    Happy Birthday Best wishes and a toast to your good health ! Thanks for the continuing music and inspiration - Alistair - Glasgow
    Hope the rumour you are working with Eno again is true !
    With especial fond memories of the maida vale gig recorded for Radio Two (for bowienetters out there) where Bewlay Brothers was played live for the first time - (I:front row bowienutter with long red hair!)

    Here are some obscurist faves please play if you may...

    When You Rock and Roll with me
    Lady Grinning Soul (Yay Mike Garson !)
    RocknRoll suicide (David Live version)
    Love you till Tuesday
    Karma Man
    Can You Hear me
    Velvet Goldmine
    Bewlay Brothers
    Weeping Wall
    Subteranians (sp wrong)
    Wild eyed boy from free cloud (B side cello version of space Oddity)
    The secret life of Arabia
    Teenage Wildlife
    All the young dudes

    Thanks !

  • Comment number 20.

    Hi there. Any tune from Hunky Dory, Let's Dance, Heathen or Reality I would be very happy to hear this evening. Vx

  • Comment number 21.

    Width of a Circle, Fascination, Be My Wife, and lots and lots more.....I will be pleased to hear ANYTHING from the great man.....x x
    Happy Birthday David x x

  • Comment number 22.

    You remind me of the babe.
    What babe?
    The babe with the power.
    What power?
    The power of voodoo.
    Who do?
    You do.
    Do what?
    Remind me of the babe.

  • Comment number 23.

    Happy Birthday MY ONLY the lonly singr David bowie I like your work since I was born , have agood luck in your work and life this new year and enjoy your birthday as much as you can my Hero ......
    your fan forever
    maysaa bowie

  • Comment number 24.

    1. Station to station 2. nite flights 3. absolute beginners 4. as the world falls down 5. v-2 schneider 6. boys keep swinging 7. this is not america 8. look back in anger!

  • Comment number 25.

    Would LOVE to hear Teenage Wildlife, The Secret Life Of Arabia, Fascination and Rock And Roll with me, and that cracking Warpaint cover of Ashes To Ashes!

    Happy Birthday Dave, you Darling :) x

  • Comment number 26.

    Too many to choose!Lets start with Karma Man,Letter to Hermione,Kooks,Queen Bitch,Soul Love,Cracked Actor,Rock n Roll with me,anything from the genius that is David Bowie will do though!Happy Birthday David from a 50 year old fan that has been a fan since i was 13.

  • Comment number 27.

    "Sound and Vision," "Heroes," "Five Years," "Queen Bitch," "Space Oddity," "Starman," "Ashes to Ashes," "Golden Years," "Oh! You Pretty Things," "Changes," "The Bewlay Brothers," "She's Got Medals," anything from Scary Monsters, Hunky Dory, Spiders from Mars, the Labyrinth soundtrack. And yes to "Laughing Gnome" and "When I'm Five"!

  • Comment number 28.

    Heroes, Sorrow, Cat People (Let's Dance version), Star, As The World Falls Down, Under Pressure, Young Americans, Rebel Rebel, All The Young Dudes, Drive In Saturday, Sound And Vision, It Ain't Easy, The Prettiest Star, Kooks, China Girl.

    There's many more that I'd love to hear too.

  • Comment number 29.


  • Comment number 30.

    Golden years,Look back in anger,Candidate,All the madmen,Rock'n Roll suicide,Letter to Hermione,Scary Monsters (supercreeps),and last but not least STATION TO STATION

  • Comment number 31.

    Time, Rebel Rebel, Station to Station and 'the return of the Thin White Duke' - we wish! - or Jean Genie... dedicated to my darling baby girl Genie x

  • Comment number 32.

    Too many to mention some faves Queen bitch, diamond dogs, Velvet goldmine, aladin sane, life on mars! Happy birthday David still gorgeous and rocking at 65

  • Comment number 33.

    Soul Love, Suffragette City, Heroes, Diamond Dogs, Kooks, Gene Jeanie, John I'm only dancing

  • Comment number 34.

    Here's my faves
    Ziggy Stardust
    The Bewley Brothers
    Width of a Circle
    All the Madmen
    Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
    Rubber Band
    In the Heat of the Morning
    Lets Dance
    The Gene Genie
    Blue Jean
    Young Americans
    Station to Station
    Be My Wife
    The London Boys
    Andy Warhol

    Happy Birthday Bowie!

  • Comment number 35.

    So many ace suggestions! Here are just a few of mine:

    Can't Help Thinking About Me (1965)
    Move On (Lodger - 1979)
    Because You're Young (Scary Monsters... 1980)
    5:15 The Angles Have Gone (Heathen - 2002)
    After All (The Man Who Sold The World - 1970)
    Ricochet (Let's Dance - 1983)
    I'm Deranged (Jungle Mix) (1997) BRILLIANT!
    Wild is the Wind (Station to Station - 1976)
    It's Gonna Be Me (WITHOUT strings - Young Americans bonus -1974)

  • Comment number 36.

    Too many to mention. Diamond dogs, all the young dudes, life on mars, heroes, velvet goldmine. Happy birthday David Bowie, still gorgeous and rocking at 65

  • Comment number 37.

    Strangers when we meet, Life on Mars, Station to Station, Heroes, Heathen (the rays) Queen Bitch, Changes, I could go on.....................

  • Comment number 38.

    Pallas Athena
    With this song, I've started my journey with David Bowie - undeniably greatest artist of all time.
    Happy Birthday from Poland!

  • Comment number 39.

    Happy Birthday David...
    Favourite of all his songs ...when i live my dream..
    followed by Uncle arthur, laughing gnome, space oddity, be my wife, thursday child, silly boy blue, starman, ashes to ashes, man who sold the world, golden years, changes, in fact any of his early stuff...

  • Comment number 40.

    Heroes, Wild is the Wind TVC 15, Golden Years, Glass Spider, Life on Mars-love them all anyhow

  • Comment number 41.

    All the madmen, Life on Mars, Lady Stardust, Moonage daydream, Lady grinning soul, Cracked Actor, When you rock n Roll with me, Sweet Thing, Heroes, Stay, Station to station, Word on a wing, Wild is the wind, Fantastic voyage, Scary monsters/super creeps, China girl, 87 and cry, Loving the alien, Seven, Hello spaceboy.

  • Comment number 42.

    Laughing Gnome, Wild is the Wind, Kooks. And - Let's Dance.
    Happy birthday Mr David Jones. Thanks for everything. X

  • Comment number 43.

    Happy birthday David loved all your music

  • Comment number 44.

    Jean Genie,Heroes, Time, Suffregette City , Drive in Saturday, Lets Dance Rock,n,roll suicide, Starman Sound and vision ,>>>>>> should I go on ?/ there are so many listed previously it would be easier to ask "which track shouldnt be played?? (The answer is None!!) A Genius truly. Happy Birthday "Ziggy"

  • Comment number 45.

    Starman,Boy´s keep swinging,Absolute Beginners,Golden years,Cat people(movie version)Space oddety,Teenage wildlife,Scary monsters,Under pressure.... So many good lyrics and music! It really brighten´s up the world! Thank´s for every song you have sang and continue to do. It´s not many who can give the feeling of the first love like I do everytime I hear Absolute Beginners. I really you come to Sweden so I can see you live! Thank you so much of joy,energy and nice mopedrides I take in the summer-sadley the people I pass singing out loud don´t think so-I think I scare them half to death!

  • Comment number 46.

    Happy Birthday David, one more tour please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 47.

    It just has to be 'Moonage Daydream'; the last number performed at the one and only gig where I managed to gaze at David and make eye contact. Wish I could have chatted all night! He sent us home with our lovers and that song running around in our heads. Nice xx

  • Comment number 48.

    All from Station to Station but mostly Stay played very loud and The Bewlay Brothers.

  • Comment number 49.

    life on mars is my favourite. but do like the old ones. let me sleep beside you and when I live my dream. my birthday is on Tuesday so both Capricorns. Happy Birthday David.

  • Comment number 50.

    Many Happy Returns Mr Innovator David Bowie :)

  • Comment number 51.

    Station to Station, Look back in anger, Sons of the silent age, Wild is the wind... that'll do for starters.
    Happy Birthday DRJ

  • Comment number 52.

    Happy Birthday David. Hope you are happy. I would love to hear: The Drowned Girl, Cactus, Station, 5.15 Angels have Gone... A lot of good suggestions already. Maybe time to start voting for what Not to Play. Rebel Rebel?

  • Comment number 53.

    Braking Glass
    Station to Station
    I Can't Read Shit (Tin Machine)
    Space Oddity (Of Course)
    Little Wonder
    As The World Falls Down
    Life On mars?
    Cat People
    Star Man
    Hello Spaceboy
    Look Back In Anger
    Moonage Daydream
    Let's Dance
    Word On A Wing

    There won't be enough room to enter all my favorites. I love you so much David! Thank you for all you've given me. Happy birthday.

  • Comment number 54.

    Happy 65th Birthday David!!! One of my favorites songs of all time Wild is the Wind!!! I have been to Glass Spider tour and love all the songs. Space Oddity, another favorite!
    Here's to the "Man Who Fell To Earth" 65 years ago!!!!

  • Comment number 55.

    Happy Birthday !!!!! Weaned on Bowie in the 70's led to obsessive listening during my teenage years. Just a fabulous British artist. Rubbish typist so keep faves short.Bewlay Brothers, Quicksand,Letter to Hermione, Sweet Thing,Teenage Wildlife, Red Sails,Fantastic Voyage,Lets Dance,Soul love,Joe The Lion,Breaking Glass & yes Queen Bitch.Lovely.x

  • Comment number 56.

    Drive in saturday , fame , letter to Hermoine , wild is the wind , off to see tribute band tomorrow night at robin2 club bilston, but you can't beat the real thing.
    Go Bowie Go

  • Comment number 57.

    I only ever play two Bowie tracks.....but I'm old

    Aladdin Sane
    See Emily Play

  • Comment number 58.

    The Width of a Circle
    Letter to Hermione
    Memory of a Free Festival
    The Bewlay Brothers
    Moonage Daydream
    Rock & Roll Suicide
    Here Comes the Niight
    Sweet Thing
    Wild is the Wind
    Ashes to Ashes

  • Comment number 59.

    Moonage Daydream and yes to The Laughing Gnome, it's cute

  • Comment number 60.

    Oops, I meant to write Station to Station... Wonderful tune.. and words "...One magical movement from Kether to Malkuth"

  • Comment number 61.

    lady grinning soul, heroes, suffragette city, i'm afraid of americans, we are the dead, ashes to ashes, good grief... play it all!

  • Comment number 62.

    Happy birthday to my hero - you saved me all through my teenage years.

    Drive-In Saturday, Absolute Beginners, TVC15, Changes, Blue Jean, Diamond Dogs, When You Rock 'n' Roll With Me, Life On Mars, We are The Dead xxx.

  • Comment number 63.

    Drive in saturday.5 years.Time.The jean genie.Lady grinning soul. Sweet thing.Rock and roll with me.Wild is the wind.china girl.Heroes.Kooks.Station to station.Across the universe .Win.Can you hear me.Lets dance.Queen bitch. xxkazza

  • Comment number 64.

    This is your fan from Brazil!! Play Sweet Thing and The Bewlay Brothers PLEASE!! We all love you here Bowie!!

  • Comment number 65.

    * Life on mars, Heroes, Ziggy Stardust, Dancing in the street, Blue jeans, Spece Oddity, rock'n'roll suicide, The man who sold the world, fame, can you hear me, it's hard to be a saint in the city (all albums! all singles ♥♥)
    * Velvet Underground
    * Mick Jagger ( dancing in the street ♥ )
    Happy birthday david ♥♥♥♥
    the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be ♥♥♥

  • Comment number 66.

    Play Heroe and Dodo!! I'm having A BLAST!!! Thank you BBC!!

  • Comment number 67.

    Station To Station. Have seen a show of every tour since 1971 at Wrestling Stadium in Liverpool. Kind of impossible to choose but whenever looking for something to hum or sing to myself this is the one....I must have sang the phrase "The return of the Thin Whit Duke....." a thousand times. Plus 1976 at Wembley - Chien Andalou eyeball clip - ten minute intro by band - atmosphere - gitanes - best give EVER

  • Comment number 68.

    simply start with....
    Stateside (10 min oh Vey Baby Live version), Sorry, Baby Universal, You Belong in Rock n Roll (anything from Tin machine basically)

    Followed by...
    Tumble an Twirl, I Keep Forgettin' and Dancing with the Big Boys

    Finish off with...
    Glass Spider and Segue - Nathan Alder

  • Comment number 69.

    Any track from Station to Station, this his masterpiece.
    Teenage Wildlife for an underated track.
    Would say Lou Reed as fav collaberator.
    Suede were great Bowie imitators, 3 class albums.
    And a big up for The Man Who Fell To Earth, not a box office smash, but now a cult classic

  • Comment number 70.

    Typo - best GIG ever obviously. But hen not been to abad Bowie show.

  • Comment number 71.

    I'd love to hear anything from Station to Station. I also quite like David and Moby covering the Pixies' Cactus. Can I post a link here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiTmGq7aco

  • Comment number 72.

    I would love to hear the dulcet tones of david bowie david bowie recite the peter rabbit storybringing a new dimension to the term silver tongued.

  • Comment number 73.

    I'm a polish fan of DB so I'm sorry for my english. "Please mr Gravedigger" is a must for me, next: "The gospel according to tony day" / "John, I'm only dancing" / "Rebel Rebel" / "Dancing in the street" and HELLO SPACEBOY ---> pleeeeease play those songs!!! David Bowie is my very private star and the most important art - personality for me (I'm painting a bit and he influenced me very strongly) I can just say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID, AND KEEP DANCING...." PS: how can I listen this audition afterward? Greetings (for/to) Your Team. Please Please Please play even one!:D

  • Comment number 74.

    Also.... Loving The Alien - stripped down live version from 'A Reality Tour 2004'

    Bowie himself, says "perhaps this is the way it should always have been done".


  • Comment number 75.

    To my Hero Happy Birthday and Happy Land :)

  • Comment number 76.

    moonage day dream , sweet thing candidate sweet thing reprise , width of a circle word on a wing , alladin sane , stay , win , warzawa , beauty and the beast ,quicksand ,unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed,teenage wildlife ,african night flight , the motel ,

  • Comment number 77.

    brilliant show, been a fan since I was 11. First album was diamond dogs but his music has taken me in so many directions. My favourite has to be Sorrow. Love it all

  • Comment number 78.

    a great cover version of bowie track is , seal ( quicksand)

  • Comment number 79.

    June 19th 1973 Southampton guildhall. David Bowie, my first ever gig. Absolutely unforgettable. For me, his best ever track has to be Cygnet Comittee. Angry, desperate, slaying lyrics juxtaposed with a beautifully melodic backing track, this is pure Bowie at his insane best. Please play!!
    With thanks
    David Faid, [Personal details removed by Moderator], Cornwall.

  • Comment number 80.

    Velvet Goldmine. Slick and sexy, unbelievable it didn't make 'Ziggy'.
    Also, 'Time' from Aladdin Sane, just for THAT line about falling w***ing to the floor.

  • Comment number 81.

    play David Bowie & Marc Bolan The Prettiest Star Studio Original version ,,if you can

  • Comment number 82.

    Lady Grinning Soul, Letter To Hermione...............I'll just write some love to you, Happy Birthday DB

  • Comment number 83.

    Epic Bowie Setlist

    1) Station to Station
    2) Blackout
    3) Ziggy Stardust
    4) Moonage Daydream
    5) The Man Who Sold The World
    6) Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)
    7) Rebel Rebel
    8) Cracked Actor
    9) Aladdin Sane
    10) All The Young Dudes

    11) I Would Be your Slave
    12) Changes
    13) Life On Mars?
    14) Space Oddity
    15) Heroes
    16) Ashes to Ashes
    17) Fame
    18) Boys Keep Swinging
    19) Fashion
    20) Stay


    21) Breaking Glass
    22) Be My Wife
    23) Always Crashing in the Same Car
    24) Suffragette City
    25) Big Brother/Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
    26) Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

  • Comment number 84.

    for me its / life on mars / drive in saturday / watch that man /diamond dogs / starman / lets dance / heroes/ all the madmen / we are the dead/changes

  • Comment number 85.

    Happy birthday to David Bowie! I choose: Golden Years, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Fashion, Let's Dance, China girl. Favorite cover Nirvana, the Man who Sold the World. Also Under Pressure with Queen.

  • Comment number 86.

    I'm from Poland, and we have a beautiful rainy day today so -Please mr Gravedigger:) then - Hello spaceboy/ Breaking glass / John I'm only dancing / Rebel Rebel. Greetings from my small plot of land..

  • Comment number 87.

    not easy to pick a bowie playlist but ere goes - laughing gnome ( would love it updated lol ) -life on mars - five years - aladdin sane - andy warhole - glass spider - anything off pin ups - golden years - of which the man has given us loads - happy birthday and thanx for your music

  • Comment number 88.

    Time... Lady Grinning Soul... so very many. Ziggy Stardust because it still catches me, just behind the ribs. And if you HAVE to play something by someone else, how about Seu Jorge on The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions...
    Thank you David x

  • Comment number 89.

    Five Years
    Young Americans
    Golden Years
    Man who Sold the World
    Anything off Hunky Dory or Aladdin Insane

    Happy birthday!

  • Comment number 90.

    For me..in no particular order... video crime(tin machine),looking for lester,cat people,87 and cry,D.J,always crashing in the same car,warszawa,art decade,betty wrong(Tin machine 2)boys keep swinging,Queen Bitch,Diamond Dogs,watch that man,win,station to staion....& a song that means so much to me i cant even attempt to put it into words, as words are not worthy of the sheer genius of this track....all i can say is it changed my life upon hearing it... from the motion picture Labyrinth (Within You)....Happy Birthday Sir David.

  • Comment number 91.

    Loving the programme - Bowie's in Space good call!!
    Would love the BBC to do something visual to celebrate his birthday too!

  • Comment number 92.

    Joe the lion.

  • Comment number 93.

    Where to start? Always start my workouts to "Beauty & the Beast" form "Heroes"; the magic Eno touch always works!

  • Comment number 94.

    No... to Laughing Gnome, too many other good things to sqeeze in! One of a few rare duds from the main man

  • Comment number 95.

    The Horrors doing Suffragette City please - it's awesome
    Happy birthday your royal gorgeousness xxxxx

  • Comment number 96.

    Excellent show so far Mr Robinson. Thank you.

  • Comment number 97.

    Happy Birthday for Sunday! To compile a list of top 10 is really difficult, but here goes: Golden Years, Wild is the Wind, Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, Modern Love, God Only Knows, Five Years, Drive In Saturday, Queen Bitch, Boys Keep Swinging, Sound and Vision. There are loads more though!

  • Comment number 98.

    Sound & Vision was the very 1st vinyl I bought from my pocket money when I was 14. Now after 34 years I happily reflect: Picasso could distinguish millions of colour shades, but was absolutely tone-deaf. Bowie his holistically brilliant artistic work makes him my genius of choice. I would love to hear the emotionally fuelled "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" from the 1974 Live album at the Tower, Philadelphia. Long may you continue, Mr.Jones!!

  • Comment number 99.

    Very difficult, but at least: the whole Honky Dory album, Ziggy Stardust as well and Aladdin Sane...
    Songs: Rock and roll suicide, Lady grinning soul, Oh you pretty things, Queen bitch, Suffragette city, John I'm only dancing, Drive-in saturday. And The laughing gnome, of course!
    All the young dudes with Mott the Hoople, Dancing in the street with Mick Jagger.
    Anyway, anything from the love of my life will do!
    Happy birthday!

  • Comment number 100.

    David Bowie has been the soundtrack to my life. Happy birthday and thank you for all the songs. I think my absolute favourite is Young Americans - it is funky, sexy, soulful and gorgeous!


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