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Veteran Channel 4 News journalist Jon Snow couldn’t have put it better when he said: “[Bowie] was a breed apart… an incredible, creative life force… I thought he was our generation’s rock star, but he wasn’t. He was every generation’s.”
In honour of David Bowie’s life, PPL, the music licensing company, have pulled together data on his most played tracks of the 21st century.
David Bowie’s top 20 most played tracks span three decades of recordings. The earliest, Space Oddity, was released in 1969, appearing in the chart at number seven, while the latest, Absolute Beginners, released in 1986, appears at number 19.
David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016).
1. Let’s Dance
2. Under Pressure, David Bowie and Queen (but we quite like this version)
4. Ashes to Ashes
5. Rebel Rebel
6. Space Oddity
7. Life on Mars?
9. The Jean Genie
10. China Girl
12. Modern Love
13. Young Americans
14. Golden Years
15. Sound and Vision
18. Dancing in the Street, David Bowie and Mick Jagger
19. Absolute Beginners
20. Ziggy Stardust