Holding Back The Years Simply Red
We took on the huge challenge of choosing our top 5 of David Bowie's song releases. How did we do?
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This was the song that proved to doubters that Bowie wasn’t a one-hit wonder, following on from the success of ‘Space Oddity’. Can’t believe we doubted him!
Arguably featuring Bowie’s best vocals on any song he recorded.
After years of trying to hit the big-time, Bowie teamed up with producer Gus Dudgeon to create ‘Space Oddity’. The label rushed it out to coincide with the launch of the Apollo 11 moon landing and it climbed up the UK charts. It remains one of his most famous songs, and rightly so!
This song was co-written by Brian Eno and actually started out as an instrumental track, with Bowie only adding lyrics toward the end of the sessions.