4. 'Ziggy Stardust'
Let's review what we learn about the Ziggy Stardust character on this song. He's left-handed. He jams with fellows named Weird and Gilly. Much like Bowie, he's very pale and he has "screwed-up eyes." He has weird hair, a large penis and a "God-given ass." Some think the song is about Jimi Hendrix (another well-endowed, left-handed, freakishly gifted guitar player whose talents seemed almost alien), but Bowie says he was thinking more about Vince Taylor, a British rockabilly singer largely unknown in America. He was also clearly drawing some details out of his own life. The song wasn't even a single, but it's become one of Bowie's most beloved songs, and it ended every show of his world tour in 2003-04.