Readers' Poll: The 10 Best David Bowie SongsPicks include 'Life on Mars,' 'Young Americans' and 'Starman'
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8. 'Young Americans'
The opening moments of David Bowie's 1975 LP Young Americans make it abundantly clear that Ziggy Stardust was dead and buried. With a little help from a young Luther Vandross, the title track was Bowie's first experiment with Philly soul music. There's saxophone, background vocals and even a conga player. Some diehard glam rockers were horrified, but the song was brilliant and instantly catchy. After nearly a decade of attempts, it was also Bowie's first Top 40 hit in America.