6. "Criminal World"
Let's Dance is Bowie's last blockbuster album, the conclusion of arguably the greatest 14-year run in rock history. The album kicks off with the triple shot of "Modern Love," "China Girl" and "Let's Dance," meaning that many of the fans who bought the album because of the MTV hits probably didn't bother to turn the thing over more than once or twice. They missed out on "Criminal World," a fantastically 1980s tune with killer guitar work from Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's the only track on the LP not written by Bowie — it's by the widely forgotten 1970s band Metro.