Many people have been delving into the extensive back catalogue of David Bowie today, in tribute to what would be the artist's 72nd birthday. The late performer had such a wide-ranging, eclectic, and hugely influential career.

Having released his 25th and final album 'Blackstar' in 2016, there are an incredible number of tracks to choose from, making it a difficult task to narrow the best ones down. Nevertheless, below are 9 of the legendary musician's most iconic songs from the incredible journey of his decades-long career.



9. 'Let's Dance' - from 'Let's Dance' (1983)


8. 'Rebel Rebel' – from 'Diamond Dogs' (1974)


7. 'Ashes to Ashes' – from 'Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)' (1980)


6. 'Changes' – from 'Hunky Dory' (1971)


5. 'Space Oddity' – from 'David Bowie' (1969)


4. 'Sound and Vision' – from 'Low' (1977)


3. 'Starman' – from 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' (1972)


2. 'Life on Mars?' – from 'Hunky Dory' (1971)


1. 'Heroes' – from 'Heroes' (1977)