30 Essential David Bowie Songs

And the stars look very different today.

When we woke on Monday morning, we discovered that David Bowie has left us. One man with many faces known as Ziggy Stardust, The Starman The Thin White Duke, David Jones or simply Bowie. His name is synonymous with the spirit of rock and roll. Nobody unifies the art community or the world likethe Starman and that truth was clear today, with memorial messages from musicians, authors, actors, the German Foreign Office and the Vatican.

It is undeniable that Bowie’s music and life was an unparalleled shapeshifter throughout the depth of his five decade career and while it is impossible to summarize that modest bravery in one single compilation, we’ve put together some of his most essential words and sounds for you.

We’d suggest spending your day digging further through his catalogue and please share your songs below.

Celebrate your Heroes today. Every day. Loudly.

DAVID BOWIE – HEROES

DAVID BOWIE – LIFE ON MARS

DAVID BOWIE – YOUNG AMERICANS

DAVID BOWIE – FAME

DAVID BOWIE – WILD IS THE WIND

DAVID BOWIE – SOUND AND VISION

DAVID BOWIE – THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

DAVID BOWIE & ARCADE FIRE – FIVE YEARS

DAVID BOWIE – MOONAGE DAYDREAM

DAVID BOWIE – MODERN LOVE

DAVID BOWIE & QUEEN – UNDER PRESSURE

DAVID BOWIE – THE JEAN GENIE

DAVID BOWIE – ZIGGY STARDUST

DAVID BOWIE – ASHES TO ASHES

DAVID BOWIE – STARMAN

DAVID BOWIE – BLUE JEAN

DAVID BOWIE – CAT PEOPLE (PUTTING OUT FIRE)

DAVID BOWIE – FASHION

DAVID BOWIE – LET’S DANCE

DAVID BOWIE – SUFFRAGETTE CITY

DAVID BOWIE – DIAMOND DOGS

DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER

DAVID BOWIE – CHANGES

DAVID BOWIE – CHINA GIRL

MOTT THE HOOPIE & DAVID BOWIE – ALL THE YOUNG DUDES

DAVID BOWIE & NINE INCH NAILS – I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS

DAVID BOWIE – WHERE ARE WE NOW

DAVID BOWIE – LAZARUS

LOU REED & DAVID BOWIE – SATELLITE OF LOVE

DAVID BOWIE – SPACE ODDITY

Written by Colten Eddy