8 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bowie's ‘70s work established him as the ultimate thinking-person's rock star, but 1983's Let's Dance made him a full-blown pop star. Partnering with producer Nile Rodgers of Chic, Bowie shows off his Top 40 chops on the Motown-influenced "Modern Love" and the hard-grooving title track (featuring a guitar solo from a fledgling Stevie Ray Vaughan). The R&B-flecked sheen that Rodgers brings to tracks like the sumptuous and tender "China Girl" makes the whole album sparkle.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bowie's ‘70s work established him as the ultimate thinking-person's rock star, but 1983's Let's Dance made him a full-blown pop star. Partnering with producer Nile Rodgers of Chic, Bowie shows off his Top 40 chops on the Motown-influenced "Modern Love" and the hard-grooving title track (featuring a guitar solo from a fledgling Stevie Ray Vaughan). The R&B-flecked sheen that Rodgers brings to tracks like the sumptuous and tender "China Girl" makes the whole album sparkle.

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5:09
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About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • BORN
    January 8, 1947

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