Space Oddity (track) by David Bowie

Space Oddity by David Bowie
Year: 1969
From the album David Bowie (Space Oddity) (track #1)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 93.7/100, a mean average of 92.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 93.9/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.6.

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From 08/23/2019 21:39
One of the most beautiful things I've ever listened to.
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From 09/30/2018 17:51
This song alone would make Space Oddity his best album. And to exaggerate slightly, so would every other one.
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From 07/14/2018 12:18
Easily my favourite David Bowie song. Simply beautiful.
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From 03/10/2018 16:52
I am a huge Bowie fan having got into him in the 80's and having to catch his back catalogue. I had Ziggy Live the Motion Picture before I got Space Oddity album, so that was the first time I heard the song. Thought it was beautiful and got a chill as the story unfolded and Ground Control asked "can you hear me Major Tom, can you hear...."
I noted a comment below about Ashes to Ashes being an even better response to this song and I must say I agree, but both are excellent tunes so I won't quibble
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From 02/26/2018 18:48
I love this song so much, one of Bowie's greatest achievements. Gives me chills every time.
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From 01/15/2018 13:23
Perfect. Just it.
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From 11/29/2017 04:45
I think this is his best song.
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From 03/14/2016 21:57
Makes me cry. So beautiful
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From 09/21/2015 17:28
Tell me you don't like it. I dare you.
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From 04/27/2013 00:09
Early brilliance. A strange and perfect song.
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