20 Bowie songs you don’t know—but should

As only 15 of the 20 songs were available on Tidal, I took the liberty of topping up. None of these songs will ever be featured on a traditional greatest hits compilation, but they are well worth a listen.

“Loving The Alien” reminds me of Roxy Music, but with a different vocalist. I am sure Bryan Ferry would agree with me. And “Real Cool World” is just another wonderful David Bowie song that you never hear anywhere.

The title track from his latest album Blackstar is worth listening to on repeat because it really captures what Mr Bowie was about. It’s a song that unravels slowly and shares something new with the listener each time it’s played.

Finally, what better way to finish up this tribute of lesser known Bowie gems than with his work on the 1978 adaptation of Prokofiev’s “Peter & The Wolf” with the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he used his marvelous voice as narrator.

God bless you, David Bowie. May you rest in peace—you will not be forgotten.

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by Philip O'Hanlon

Music Evangelist and Master of Musical Enjoyment—Philip spends his time looking for fine music, tuning up synergistic electronic components to get the best sound, and making music compilations so he can share his listening journey and experiences with friends and acquaintances.

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