20 Most Played David Bowie Tracks

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)

3. Starman

4. Ashes to Ashes

5. Rebel Rebel

6. Space Oddity

7. Life on Mars?

8. Changes

9. The Jean Genie

10. China Girl

11. Heroes

12. Modern Love

13. Young Americans

14. Golden Years

15. Sound and Vision

16. Fashion

17. Sorrow

18. Dancing in the Street, David Bowie and Mick Jagger

19. Absolute Beginners

20. Ziggy Stardust

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