The news hit hard yesterday. Living in the UK, I saw it first thing as the BBC was reporting that indeed David Bowie was dead. Not a hoax. The Starman had returned to wherever he fell from. I had just wished him a happy birthday on the Punky Mom’s facebook page on Friday. Hubby and I had spent part of the weekend listening to his latest release, Blackstar. The one that was JUST RELEASED last week too. Blackstar has since been confirmed as a parting gift for fans. Lazarus was his swan song.
It is still so sad to believe that David Bowie is gone. A legend. There was so much chatter in our Facebook group yesterday that I asked everyone to submit their favorite tracks for a Punky Moms curated David Bowie playlist. What song did our members love? Which one meant the most to them?
All of them, for all the reasons.
Can’t choose, so many I love
Life on Mars! Me and my dad used to listen to it full blast in the car!
The first song I remember hearing is China Girl. I was mesmerized by him.
Golden Years….Bowies voice is so beautiful and iI love the Eno influence
Kooks…it’s about all of us weirdo moms!
Queen Bitch, because he was the only artist who could sing “bibberty bobberty hat” with conviction.
Heart’s Filthy Lesson. It reawakened my love for Bowie in a very profound way.
Changes…..Because life is full of them
Heroes. Because yes. Ashes to Ashes, because yes.
Space Oddity. I woke up with it stuck in my head before I even knew he had died.
I’ve always loved Ashes to Ashes. Man he really had so many incredible sounds & lyrics & was the soundtrack to my childhood. I’m grateful that my parents raised me with so much great music.
Starman, for he was.
Rebel Rebel, you just have to.
Quicksand from Honky Dory: “Dont believe in yourself. Dont decieve with belief. Knowledge comes with deaths release….”
His latest Lazarus is just so haunting to me.
I had I’m deranged stuck in my head all day yesterday.
Magic Dance. Because you remind me of the babe, the babe with the power.
She’s Got Medals because who else besides Bowie would write a song about a woman who joined the army as a man in 1967?
Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide: “Gimme your hands cause you’re wonderful”
Fame, every word is true.
I’m Afraid of Americans, because it’s still true.
Modern Love! That songs has never failed to put me in a dancing mood.
We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town…beep-beep
My vote is for the cover of cactus (so sexy) Heathen came out right when I got my first iPod and I listened to it daily on my commute!
Let’s Dance – because this was my theme song for my debaucherous 20’s.
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David Bowie Is Immortal Tracklist
“And these children that you spit on, as they try and change their worlds, are immune to your consultations; they’re quite aware of what they’re going through.”