Spotify is commemorating the birth and passing of visionary artist David Bowie, honouring his discography which is as transient and ever-changing as his sense of style and aesthetics.
David Bowie was born on the 8th of January 1947, and passed away on the 10th of January 2016. Throughout his entire life he’s never waned in relevance, evident in his impact which still resonates across the world today. Many artists follow in his footsteps of overturning conventions, expressing courageous flamboyance without hesitation, and exploring a diverse array of categories when it comes to art. Bowie himself has been a musician, a visual artist, a fashion icon – the list goes on.
Some notable figures that are influenced by him include Lady Gaga, Lorde and even Jay-Z. David Bowie is also responsible for the existence of alternative band Arcade Fire. After David Bowie’s death, the band released an emotional remark to NME: “
“David Bowie was one of the band’s earliest supporters and champions. He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth.
“We will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of our lives.
On top of releasing a song called Fashion, David Bowie has also greatly influenced fashion since the 60s . He hones inspiration from a variety of sources, such as avant-garde mime , Lindsay Kemp and also worked with fashion designers like Alexander McQueen. Bowie has exhibited his androgyny and chameleon-like aesthetic in the face of stigma, and his powering through has been a tribute to the courage that has become an important essence to any revolutionary artist.
His name has been so iconic, that there is actually a Malaysian spider named after him! The Heteropoda davidbowie got it’s scientfic name in 2009 to honour his 1972 concept album “The Rise
and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”.
To celebrate the life of one of the greatest creative forces the world has known, Spotify is sharing insight on where passionate fans are listening to Bowie most, his top tracks on Spotify and more.
Top Bowie Tracks on Spotify in Malaysia
- Space Oddity – 2015 Remastered Version
- Starman – 2012 Remastered Version
- Heroes – 1999 Remastered Version
- Moonage Daydream – 2012 Remastered Version
- Life On Mars? – 2015 Remastered Version
- Rebel Rebel – 2016 Remastered Version
- Under Pressure – Remastered 2011
- Let’s Dance – 1999 Remastered Version
- Ziggy Stardust – 2012 Remastered Version
- “Heroes” – Single Version, 2017 Remastered Version
Top Bowie Songs on Spotify (Global)
- Under Pressure
- Let’s Dance
- Rebel Rebel
- Space Oddity
- Life On Mars?
- Modern Love
- Moonage Daydream
- Ziggy Stardust
Check out Spotify’s exclusive This Is: David Bowie playlist below, consisting of 71 masterpieces to celebrate what would have been his 71st birthday today.
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