Bowie is not only a trend setter, but He’s charted songs in the 70′s 80′s ,90′s & 00′s and changed the face of modern music, but some of his best work never touches the airwaves. Here’s the top ten Bowie songs you won’t hear on the radio.
10- Magic Dance- the Labyrinth Soundtrack
Before you laugh this on off , If you grew up in the 80′s watching this movie , then there’s no way you don’t know what comes after ” You remind me of the babe…”
9- Andy Warhol – Hunky Dory
“Changes” was the big single from this album, but this song has a less hippies dancing in the sun feel and sounds more like current Bowie.
8-Without You- Let’ Dance
This groove oriented ballad was eclipsed by the other mega-singles , China Girl and Let’s Dance, but shows Bowie’s smooth transition into falsetto that’s a testament to why he is one of the greatest singers in rock.
7-Stay – Station to Station
There’s sex dripping swagger to this flirtation with disco that doesn’t fake the funk, “TVC-15 ” and “Golden Years ” are great songs but this had to be his anthem from the cocaine years.
6-”I’m Deranged” – Outside
A few years after this albums release the song did grace the ” Lost Highway ” soundtrack but Nine Inch Nail’s “Perfect Drug” was the only song from the movie that hit the radio.
5-Cracked Actor- Aladdin Sane
This song out glam’s the serpentine ” Jean Genie” , the whole album rocks a lot harder than Ziggy.
4-Diamond Dogs – Diamond Dogs
The single from this album was the more punk ” Rebel Rebel”, but the title tracks sounds like Broadway meets Blade Runner.
3-Pretty Thing- Tin Machine
To reinvent himself in the 90′s Bowie went for the anonymity of just being in a band and created Tin Machine. This band put out two ground breaking albums of post-punk that were like most things Bowie does, way ahead of it’s time.
2-It’s No Game- Scary Monsters
Trent Reznor admits he owes his career to this album. It’s a weird angular blend of futuristic prog and funk, that would become industrial music.
1-Fascination- Young Americans
Bowie has always dabbled in the dancey elements of funk, but the Young Americans album was infused with more soul than anything he had touched before, the transformation was even more jarring because he stripped off all of his space man make up and went into creating blue eyed soul. It was during this period he discovered Luther Vandross who sings back up on the album, that also featured John Lennon contributing vocals on the albums big single ” Fame”.