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My favourite Bowie song is probably Heroes. Life on Mars, Space Oddity and Five Years aren't far behind though. 

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I prefer the Live Aid version of heroes though. Such a great performance. 

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Flyingbrians said
My favourite Bowie song is probably Heroes. Life on Mars, Space Oddity and Five Years aren't far behind though.   

That's cool, another Five Years lover! Some less known gems of Bowie, I love: Beauty And The Beast, Black Out, Warszawa, Win, and Stay.

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

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Quicksand is a brilliant song. And all of Blackstar is fantastic. 

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Chronological progress report: I've gotten up to Hunky Dory. It's been good.

I think my current favourite song is '"Heroes"'. I've heard it a couple times before, but I never really liked it until I was hearing Stevie Riks's cover the other day, and for some reason it just clicked all of a sudden how great the song is. I guess the wall of sound with the subdued (at first) vocal in front kind of turned me off at first, but I've come to realise that it actually works, in a strange way. It's a song full of beautiful contrasts and contradictions.

But we'll see what tomorrow brings! I've a long way till I can actually start picking favourites -- I have to hear everything at least twice.

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Heroes is one of the few songs that really gives me goosebumps. Especially on the "and we kissed, as though nothing could fall" bit. 

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Flyingbrians said
Heroes is one of the few songs that really gives me goosebumps. Especially on the 'and we kissed, as though nothing could fall' bit.   

YES ! This is exactly the part that always  gets me too! 

I have to admit though, that Rock'n'Roll suicide gives me even more goosebumps with 'you're wonderful' being repeated over and over again. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Ziggy Stardust @Silly Girl! And on Aladin Sane! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Um, don't hit me, I did a parody of Five Years for my friends on another forum who are following the drawn-out saga of Star Citizen. The words won't mean much as they're a bit specific to the game and the forum, but I'm happy with the production and 4-part harmony. I used a softsynth piano/drums/parps and my trusty bass, ukulele and bass station II. It's one of my favourite Bowie songs, it's brilliantly written, and fortunately transposed quite well to C from G.

One of the cleverest things Bowie does is do songs in time signatures in such a way you don't notice, this song is in 3/4 waltz time but it fools you!

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I'm like Necko only I'm a bassist ukulele synthesizer penguin and also everyone. Or is everyone me? Now I'm a confused bassist ukulele synthesizer penguin everyone who is definitely not @Joe.

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So this surfaced a few years ago, and I must say I have no idea why I didn't know they were heavily into Gibson guitars (Ronson on the Les Paul and Bolder on the EB-3), but it's a cracking version. Listen for the cheeky Beatles reference!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEmGQYCuc6M

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