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"

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16. "Stay"

Station to Station is an album that takes three or four listens before its genius truly sinks in, which might explain why the hardcores cling to it so tightly while many casual fans are barely aware the thing exists. Every song is amazing, but the most overlooked track is "Stay," a six-minute soulful number that no doubt was the product of illicit substances and very little sleep. Earl Slick has laid down a lot of sick guitar parts for Bowie. This is one of his best. The song returned to Bowie's live repertoire in 1999, sounding better than ever.

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