20 Insanely Great David Bowie Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

A deep dive into the Thin White Duke's catalog, beyond "Space Oddity" and "Heroes"

Load Previous

2. "Bring Me the Disco King"

"Bring Me the Disco King" had one of the longest gestation periods of any song in Bowie's catalog. He started work on the haunting, reflective track during sessions for 1993's Black Tie White Noise, but he couldn't quite pull it together. He tried again four years later for Earthling, but again it wasn't working. The song finally gelled during the sessions for 2003's Reality when he slowed the whole thing down. It wraps up the entire album and stretches to nearly eight minutes. It was the last new Bowie song anyone heard for ten years, and lines like "stab me in the dark, let me disappear" made it seem like a goodbye.

Back to Top