Few artists exist who have released music in six decades, however Bowie was one of them. As we draw to an end our Bowie-related articles since his death earlier this week we wanted to highlight the absolute cream of his work in each of those decades.
Now of course, with such a body of work and only one song from ten-year blocks there are obvious omissions, but this isn’t meant to serve as a greatest hits – simply play these tracks back to back and it is clear why he remained so influential and relevant throughout his life; we start in the 1960s and end last week.
‘Space Oddity’ (it could only ever be, the point when the world sat up and took notice)
‘Life On Mars?’ (what about ‘Changes’, ‘Heroes’, and ‘Rebel Rebel’?)
‘Ashes to Ashes’ (overlooking ‘Under Pressure’, ‘Let’s Dance’, and ‘China Girl’)
‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ (omitting ‘The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’, and ‘Little Wonder’)
‘New Killer Star’ (ignoring ‘Everyone Says, ‘Hi’’, ‘The Loneliest Guy’, and ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’)
‘Lazarus’ (splitting hairs with ‘Where Are We Now?’, ‘The Next Day’, and ‘The Stars Are Out Tonight’).
…and as if that wasn’t enough, check out our sister site Moviescramble’s list of the six best Bowie acting moments.