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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As the only artist to duet with Queen in Freddie's lifetime, what song of Bowie's do you think is the greatest?

And, no, Under Pressure does not count!

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i'd have to say Young Americans.

other contenders:

ashes to ashes
oh you pretty things
heroes
golden years
sound and vision

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Space Oddity
Oh you pretty things
Starman
Let's Dance
Life on Mars

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This should be on the personal section.

But anyways, my favorite is 'Modern Love', 'Heroes', 'All The Young Dudes'... even though this later one is a Mott The Hopple song but was written by Bowie.

Btw, great performance of that song at the Freddie Mercury Tribute.



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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Loving The Alien. Love this song :)

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awww...this is a hard one...I really love Bowie!!
but...Starman,Station to station,Suffragette city ,All the young dudes and The man who sold the world are all incredible great songs! Last summer i had the pleasure of being on a Bowie-consert and he played all of them except "Starman"!!-God,-I`m not worthy!!:)


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen wasnt on do they know it's christmas.

there was the crappy michael jackson collaboration stuff though.

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed

cygent committee

tvc15

station to station

im afraid of americans

changes

can you hear me

diamond dogs

sweet thing

oh god i could go on and on and on


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is like asking me what leg I'd like to keep...


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kleinhond: "As the only artist to duet with Queen in Freddie's lifetime...", Actually a young lady called Jo Dare, some younger Bee Gee brother called Andy, and some other obscure artist called Michael Jackson duetted with Freddie also.


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

kleinhond: "As the only artist to duet with Queen in Freddie's lifetime...", Actually a young lady called Jo Dare, some younger Bee Gee brother called Andy, and some other obscure artist called Michael Jackson duetted with Freddie also.


Indeed, kleinhond has it right :-)

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ChChChChanges


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

imho, there`s not a Queen or Bowie song that can hold a candle to Changes. I`m crazy about that one. But Life On Mars is phenomenal, as well as Space Oddity, and of course Ziggy

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, Bowie really is the only artist to have dueted with Queen during Freddie's lifetime.

Queen recorded a few tracks with Michael Jackson that never saw the light of day (one of them Jackson did with Mick Jagger instead).

Queen also had a jam session with legendary guitarist/Brian May friend/Queen fan (big time) Jeff Beck.

Queen also had a jam session with Rod Stewart that resulted in an unreleased track.


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It may not be Bowie's greatest song but I love, John, I'm Only Dancing.

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Five Years
Ziggy
Rebel Rebel
and the absolutely incredible Life on Mars
Yeah dozens more.....


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bowies got some great tunes just readin the lists everyones posted makes me wanna listen anyone seen the old grey whistle tests classic "five years" ? its great


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice thread - he is such a brilliant songwriter !

Ashes to ashes - great video, crazy song, pure genius
China Girl - fantastic, the bass is great
Let's dance - Stevie Ray Vaughn's guitar kicks ass



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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, I love David Bowie, too! :D

- The Man Who Sold the World
- Jean Genie
- Blue Jean
- Modern Love
- Life on Mars?
- Sound and Vision
- Golden Years
- Warszawa

...and so many more!


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

reply to MrJingles79:

'''All The Young Dudes'... even though this later one is a Mott The Hopple song but was written by Bowie.

Btw, great performance of that song at the Freddie Mercury Tribute.''

Well, Bowie did record his own version of ATYD for the Aladdin Sane album but it didn't get released until 1995.

Isn't funny how so many people rate Dudes as the highlight of the Freddie tribute gig, when it was actually only one of two songs in the Queen+ section not co-written by Queen. How did Bowie get away with that?!