It’s hard to pick a Bowie because, obviously, there were so many Bowies. One time my son and I, he then fifteen or so, were driving somewhere, and he asked me “Dad, who’s David Bowie?” and I said “A musician who…” then I was stuck. For me, there are really two big Bowie songs, Heroes and Ashes to Ashes, and while the former has more emotion, I think Ashes has more musical depth. Oh, yes, and This Is Not America, but that’s a niche taste.
I remember my then-wife bringing home Scary Monsters; at the time I was in a jazz&blues phase and would never have bought a Bowie record, deeming him too synthetic. But somehow I find myself putting on Ashes to Ashes over and over again, sometimes sitting up late after she’d gone to bed.
Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes. Now as for live video, we’re in the period where Bowie was the most beautiful living human being, so these are a treat for the eyes. More feminine (with better photography and bass) vs more masculine (better dynamics).