Starman (track) by David Bowie

Starman by David Bowie
Year: 1972
From the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (track #4)
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From 01/06/2021 17:22
One of the highlights of the album.
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From 06/19/2019 14:55
My favorite Bowie song.
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From 02/03/2019 13:39
One of the best songs ever and probably the best one ojn the whole album
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From 01/05/2019 20:46
Música histórica! Grande triunfo!
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From 06/14/2018 21:18
It would be impossible to put into words what this one song has meant and continues to mean to so many people. One of the most important records in the history of popular music.
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From 03/19/2018 15:51
One of many moments where Bowie proves he is the greatest solo artist of all time.
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From 03/10/2018 17:02
Brilliant song - Space Oddity might have been his first hit, but this is probably the song that turned everyone onto Bowie and introduced him as something new and different.
It does feel like the alien has landed and will be using rock'n'roll to deliver his message.
Regarding the Somewhere Over The Rainbow reference, that is spot on, the octave leap on the word "Starman" is identical to that on the word "Somewhere" in "Over the Rainbow" and I believe that Bowie would sometime throw a bit of the Somewhere Over The Rainbow into the song in live performances as a cheeky nod to that. You can easily sing along to the chorus with Somewhere.
Did you know however, that the song nearly never made it onto the album and was a late replacement for Chuck Berry's "Round & Round" - that would have been a travesty!
The album works well as a concept story album, but wasn't set out to be - so imagine if Round & Round had been in there instead of Starman! What an inspired decision whoever made that call.
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From 01/15/2018 13:15
A world rock n roll landmark
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From 06/09/2017 03:53
So damn great, yes, every single thing about this song. An astonishingly original, gorgeous mindfuck of a song.
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From 03/21/2017 10:26
One of the best songs ever written. Just an awesome, awesome track!
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