KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Selecting David Bowie’s best moments is not an easy task. Bowie worked with everyone from Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople to Mick Jagger.
Bowie, whose hits included “Fame,” ”Heroes” and “Let’s Dance,” died “peacefully” and was surrounded by family, representative Steve Martin said early Monday. The singer had fought cancer for 18 months.
It’s hard to pick a favorite David Bowie moment, but the “Magic Dance” hits at the tops of most fans lists from the 1986 Jim Henson movie “Labyrinth.”
Jareth, played by Bowie, sings to Toby in the castle at the center of the labyrinth. Portions of the song also appear in a reprise medley with “Underground” at the end of the film.
Space Oddity was written and performed by David Bowie. It was released as a single in 1969.
The song is about the launch of Major Tom. Bowie later revisits his Major Tom character in the song “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” and “Blackstar.”
Bowie worked with Queen to write the song. It evolved during a jam session Bowie had at Queen’s studio in Switzerland.
“Ziggy Stardust” is a song written and recorded by David Bowie for his 1972 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” The song ranked 277 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Bowie also adopted the persona in the early 1970s.
In 1983, Bowie released his “Let’s Dance” album. It included hits like China Girl and Modern Love.
Mick Jagger and David Bowie fascinated each other. In 1985, they performed “Dancing in the Streets” together to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause. The track topped the charts in the United Kingdom for four weeks and reached number seven in the United States.
Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno in 1977, “Heroes.” When it first came out it was not a huge hit, but it soon became one of Bowie’s signature songs for its appearance in numerous advertisements.
Released in 1975 from the album “Young Americans.”
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy was recorded in 1977 for Crosby’s then-upcoming television special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas.
Changes was released on the album Hunky Dory in December 1971 and as a single in January 1972.
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