A creature without boundaries, a chameleon of the music world, and a transformative icon—David Bowie navigated countless musical genres and left his indelible mark on every era he touched. From his ’70s glam-rock persona to his electronic ventures in the ’90s and beyond, each Bowie song is a chapter in an ever-unfolding narrative.

10. ‘Ashes to Ashes’

David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes (Official Video)

In ‘Ashes to Ashes,’ Bowie pays homage to his earlier persona, Major Tom. Drenched in a sense of melancholy and self-reflection, the song exemplifies the intricacy of Bowie’s songwriting and the depth of his persona.

9. ‘Changes’

David Bowie - Changes [Official Lyric Video]

‘Changes’ captures Bowie’s perpetual evolution as an artist. This masterpiece, which revolves around growth and transformation, showcases Bowie’s unique ability to wrap complex themes in catchy pop music.

8. ‘Let’s Dance’

David Bowie - Let's Dance (Official Video)

‘Let’s Dance’ is perhaps Bowie’s most accessible tune. Featuring an irresistible groove, powerful vocals, and a memorable guitar riff, this song celebrates Bowie’s ability to adapt while imprinting his distinct flair on it.

7. ‘Sound and Vision’

Sound and Vision (2017 Remaster)

‘Sound and Vision’ stands out for its minimalist song structure and haunting synthesizers that, coupled with Bowie’s vocals, create an ethereal atmosphere.

6. ‘China Girl’

David Bowie - China Girl (Official Video)

Originally penned by Iggy Pop, Bowie reworked and released ‘China Girl’ as a single for his 1983 album ‘Let’s Dance.’ Characterized by its catchy pop melody and Bowie’s commanding vocals, the song is also infamous for its controversial music video.

5. ‘Rebel Rebel’

David Bowie - Rebel Rebel • TopPop

‘Rebel Rebel’ encapsulates Bowie’s rebellious spirit and extraordinary talent. The captivating guitar riff and catchy chorus make this an unmistakable Bowie masterpiece.

4. ‘Life on Mars?’

David Bowie - Life On Mars? (Original Ending Version) [4K Upgrade]

‘Life on Mars?’ is filled with surreal imagery and lyrical acuity. His knack for capturing abstract concepts in accessible melodies makes this song an irresistible classic.

3. ‘Starman’

David Bowie - Starman (Top Of The Pops, 1972)

‘Starman’ is a cosmic opus that showcases his knack for creating iconic characters, like Ziggy Stardust. The track is imbued with hope, promise, and a unique imaginative spirit only found in Bowie’s work.

2. ‘Space Oddity’

David Bowie – Space Oddity (Official Video)

‘Space Oddity’ perfectly captures Bowie’s gift for vivid storytelling and his talent for crafting unforgettable characters. The song also embodies his fascination with the extraterrestrial, a recurring theme throughout his work.

1. ‘Heroes’

David Bowie - Heroes (Official Video)

‘Heroes,’ inspired by the Berlin Wall, is an anthem of hope and resilience. Bowie’s passionate vocals and uplifting instrumentation make this track an undeniable powerhouse in his discography.