Welcome to this David Bowie songs list. David Bowie was born David Robert Jones on the 8th January 1947 and sadly passed away on 10th January 2016 aged 69. He had great success in the 70’s all over the world but particularly in the UK were his persona of Ziggy Stardust was much loved and still is to this day.

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First off I am going to list the singles he had in the charts here in the UK and the position if applicable from the US chart.

I will then list his albums from David Bowie in 1967 through to BlackStar in 2016. This should be fun, enjoy.

David Bowie Songs List – The Singles

I will list the song name, the year released and the position reached in the charts here in the UK followed by where applicable the position reached in the US charts.

  1. Space Oddity (1969) (5)
  2. Starman (1972) (10) (65)
  3. John I’m Only Dancing (1972) (12)
  4. The Jean Genie (1972) (2) (71)
  5. Drive In Saturday (1973) (3)
  6. Life On Mars (1973) (3)
  7. The Laughing Gnome (1973) (6)
  8. Sorrow (1973) (3)
  9. Rebel Rebel (1974) (5) (64)
  10. Rock And Roll Suicide (1974) (22)
  11. Diamond Dogs (1974) (21)
  12. Knock On Wood (1974) (10)
  13. Young Americans (1975) (18) (28)
  14. Fame (1975) (17) (1)
  15. Space Oddity (re-issue) (1975) (1)
  16. Golden Years (1975) (8) (10)
  17. TVC 15 (1976) (33) (64)
  18. Sound And Vision (1977) (3) (69)
  19. Heroes (1977) (24)
  20. Beauty And The Beast (1978) (39)
  21. Breaking Glass (1978) (54)
  22. Boys Keep Swinging (1979) (7)
  23. D.J. (1979) (29)
  24. John I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1979) (12)
  25. Alabama Song (1980) (23)
  26. Ashes To Ashes (1980) (1)
  27. Fashion (1980) (5)
  28. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1981) (20)
  29. Up The Hill Backwards (1981) (32)
  30. Under Pressure (with Queen) (1981) (1) (7)
  31. Wild Is The Wind (1981) (24)
  32. Baal’s Hymn (EP) (1982) (29)
  33. Cat People (1982) (Putting Out Fire) (26) (9)
  34. Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby) (1982) (3)
  35. Let’s Dance (1983) (1) (8)
  36. China Girl (1983) (2) (3)
  37. Modern Love (1983) (2) (6)
  38. White Light, White Heat (1983) (46)
  39. Blue Jean (1984) (6) (2)
  40. Tonight (1984) (53) (32)
  41. This Is Not America (1985) (14) (7)
  42. Loving The Alien (1985) (19)
  43. Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger) (1985) (1)
  44. Absolute Beginners (1986) (2) (9)
  45. Underground (1986) (21) (18)
  46. When The Wind Blows (1986) (44)
  47. Day-In-Day-Out (1987) (17) (3)
  48. Time Will Crawl (1987) (33) (7)
  49. Never Let Me Down (1987) (34) (15)
  50. Fame (re-mix) (1990) (28)

He only had a few minor hits after this in the UK and US

  • Jump They Say (1993) (9) (4)
  • Hallo Spaceboy (with The Pet Shop Boys) (1996) (12)
  • Perfect Day (with various artists for children in need) (1997) (1)
  • Thursday’s Child (1999) (16)
  • Under Pressure (Rah Mix) (with Queen) (1999) (14)
  • Arnold Layne (with David Gilmour) (2006) (19)
  • Where Are We Now (2013) (6)

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David Bowie Songs List – The Studio Albums

I will list the album name, the year of release and position reached in the UK and if applicable the US.

  1. David Bowie (1967) (125)
  2. Space Oddity (1969) (17) (16)
  3. The Man Who Sold The World (1970) (24) (105)
  4. Hunky Dory (1971) (3) (57)
  5. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972) (5) (21)
  6. Aladdin Sane (1973) (1) (17)
  7. Pin Ups (1973) (1) (23)
  8. Diamond Dogs (1974) (1) (5)
  9. Young Americans (1975) (2) (9)
  10. Station To Station (1976) (5) (3)
  11. Low (1977) (2) (11)
  12. Heroes (1977) (3) (35)
  13. Lodger (1979) (4) (20)
  14. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980) (1) (12)
  15. Let’s Dance (1983) (1) (4)
  16. Tonight (1984) (1) (11)
  17. Never Let Me Down (1987) (6) (34)
  18. Tin Machine (as part of Tin Machine) (3) (28)
  19. Tin Machine II (as part of Tin Machine) (1991) (23) (126)
  20. Black Tie White Noise (1993) (1) 39)
  21. Outside (1995) (8) (21)
  22. Earthling (1997) (6) (39)
  23. Hours (1999) (5) (47)
  24. Heathen (2002) (5) (14)
  25. Reality (2003) (3) (29)
  26. The Next Day (2013) (1) (2)
  27. Blackstar (2016) (1) (1)



Live Albums

  1. David Live (1974) (2) (8)
  2. Stage (1978) (5) (44)
  3. Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1983) (17) (89)
  4. Santa Monica ’72 (1994) (74)
  5. Santa Monica ’72 (2008) (61)
  6. A Reality Tour (2010) (53)
  7. Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74) (2017) (20)
  8. Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) (16)
  9. Glastonbury 2000 (2018) (25)

Compilations (Greatest Hits)

I will only list the ones that got to the top 50.

  1. Changesonebowie (1976) (2) (10)
  2. The Best Of Bowie (1980) (3)
  3. Changestwobowie (1981) (24) (68)
  4. Bowie Rare (1982) (34)
  5. Golden Years (1983) (33) (99)
  6. Fame And Fashion (1984) (40) (147)
  7. Changesbowie (1990) (1) (39)
  8. The Singles Collection (9)
  9. The Best Of David Bowie 1969/1974 (1997) (11) (58)
  10. The Best Of David Bowie 1974/1979 (1998) (39)
  11. Bowie At The Beeb (2000) (7)
  12. Best Of Bowie (2002) (1) (4)
  13. The Best Of David Bowie 1980/1987 (2007) (34)
  14. Nothing Has Changed (2014) (5) (57)
  15. Bowie Legacy (2016) (5) (78)


David Bowie Greatest Hits

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

I first bought this album in 1974 even though it was released in 1972. I think I listened to it hundreds of times. Let’s look at the track list.

Side 1

  1. Five Years
  2. Soul Love
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Starman
  5. It Ain’t Easy

Side 2

  1. Lady Stardust
  2. Star
  3. Hang On To Yourself
  4. Ziggy Stardust
  5. Suffragette City
  6. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

It is well worth a listen if you are a Bowie fan.


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Actor (cracked perhaps)

David Bowie also had lead roles in several films including The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976). Just A Gigolo (1978), Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1983), The Hunger (1983), Labyrinth (1986) and The Linguini Incident (1991).


I must admit I didn’t realise David Bowie had so many albums released during his career. What a collection though. I saw David live at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England on August 5th 1990, yes I looked it up:) What a day and evening that was, getting home was a nightmare, it must have been 3.30am before we got home.



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Thanks for visiting today and please make sure you come back as the site develops over the coming months. I hope you enjoyed your visit and found the information you were looking for, if so leave a comment below.

Did you ever see him in concert?

What is your favourite song of his? My personal favourites are Drive In Saturday with Life On Mars a close 2nd, I also love The Jean Genie which has a much more rock sound to it. You may notice all these songs are from the 70’s.

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11 Replies to “David Bowie Songs List – Singles And Albums”

  1. Oh wow! I really had no idea that David Bowie achieved so much in his lifetime. Imagine making so many songs and creating so many albums; he really was an extraordinary one off type of guy who’s memory will live forever.
    Although his music was before my time, I have fond memories of listening to him in the car with my Mum and Dad as a kid. And I still love the song about a starman waiting in the sky; in fact, I’m going to listen to it on Youtube right now ha ha.

    Thanks for such a fantastic website, and keep up the good work 🙂

    1. Hi Stefanie, Thanks for visiting. Yes, it is surprising how much music David Bowie came out with over the years. Starman is definitely a classic of his and it is still in your mind after all these years.

      Thanks for your comment on the site,

  2. Hey this site is super interesting I really enjoyed looking through it. And I think many David Bowie fans will be too. My only critique is that I don’t think the look of your website really says seventies and that it seems a little outdated, which could make people not want to use your site. One thing that I always notice is that a website with a lot of white and with a splash of some other bright color helps it to look more slick. But other than that your site is awesome and it shows that you’ve been working really hard on it. So, keep at it and don’t give up. 🙂

    1. Hi Mary, I am glad you like the site and I will take your comments about on board. At the moment I am concentrating on building up the content of the site as you said I am working hard on it. Call back in a month or 2 and see the difference.


  3. Hi Frank, what a great list of David Bowie songs. I had no idea that he had so many albums and songs released. Maybe because I’m from a younger generation, I was born in 1987, I knew just a few David Bowie songs. I had no idea that he was an actor as well. I’m really curious to see one of those films with him. Maybe you have seen any of them an can suggest which one is better?
    I loved that you stated the fact that he played a concert in Milton Keynes. I’m living in England and actually have been in Milton Keynes a few times. Thank you for a great post, 70’s music lovers will love your post for sure!

    1. Hi Marius, thanks for the comment, The Man Who Fell To Earth is one film worth watching. My daughter is obsessed with the film Labyrinth that he was in, but it was a kids film. Although she is 24 now so it might be alright.

      Thanks for visiting,

  4. There’s nothing better than listening to classics on a weekend. I have to admit that my knowledge of classic artists are pretty limited and this David Bowie definitely has some neat songs. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes David Bowie was definitely a classic artist Kenny as are the others on this site. Call back again as the site gets bigger.


  5. Awesome Frank. I will admit that Bowie was a little before my time so I never got to listen to his music as in depth as many others have but I have always loved the songs space oddity and drive in Saturday. Even to this day, I still hear them both fairly often which says a lot about how great they are. Who could ever forget Bowie in Labyrinth? Very big movie in my childhood and one I remember fondly. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this. It’s really motivated me to find more David Bowie albums to dig into!

    1. Thanks for the comment Dan, Drive In Saturday is my favourite Bowie song too. My daughter was and still is a big fan of the film Labyrinth I don’t remember watching it myself. If you want to listen to Bowie at his best I would recommend Ziggy Stardust and Alladin Sane, I know they were his earlier albums but I loved the music he was putting out in the 70’s.

      Thanks for visiting, call back as the site grows,

  6. Hi Frank,

    Thank you for bringing me back memories from my teenage years. David Bowie was one of my favorite singers and songwriters. I loved his strong personality, too.
    You did an amazing job with all these lists of David Bowie’s singles, albums, and greatest hits (that besides their names, include years of release and positions in the UK)
    Keep up the great work,

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