RIP David Bowie: His Top 13 greatest-ever tracks

David Bowie on stage at the Town and Country Club in Leeds in 1997.
David Bowie on stage at the Town and Country Club in Leeds in 1997.
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By Graham Chalmers

I loved David Bowie but was privileged to see him live on stage just once - in 1995 at Sheffield Arena during his tour for the Outside album recorded with Brian Eno; the tour where Morrissey infamously bailed out as support act at the last minute.

Playing in front of Greco-Roman columns it was a fairly pretentious, way out, wayward show - with a few moments of greatnesss.

I hasten to add that Bowie, whose father was born in Doncaster, was not doing a ‘greatest hits show’ at that time.

I don’t know what you think, by I reckon the following are Bowie’s all-time best tracks.

David Bowie Top 13 Tracks

13. The Jean Genie (1973)

12. Where Are We Now? (2013)

11 Loving The Alien (1984)

10 Changes (1971)

9. Let’s Dance (1983)

8 Fashion (1980)

7. Young Americans (1975)

6. Blackstar (2016)

5. Rock n Roll Suicide (1972)

4 Space oddity (1969)

3 Ashes to Ashes (1980)

2 Heroes (1977)

1. Life on Mars (1971)