To commemorate the life and works of David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), music licensing company PPL has released an official chart of the Most Played David Bowie Tracks of the 21st Century.
Aggregated using PPL’s exclusive UK airplay data, the chart collates those Bowie tracks which have been played in public and broadcast on TV and radio since the year 2000.
Let’s Dance, David Bowie’s 1983 release, produced by Nile Rogers, tops the chart. Timeless classics also features in the top twenty PPL Most Played David Bowie Tracks of the 21st Century chart include, Under Pressure (Bowie’s hit duet with British rock band Queen) at number two, and Starman (the inaugural story of persona Ziggy Stardust), at number three.
David Bowie’s top 20 most played tracks span three decades of recordings with the earliest,Space Oddity, released in 1969, appearing in the chart at number seven, and Absolute Beginners, released in 1986, at number 19.
Over the course of the 21st Century, David Bowie received over 360 million seconds of radio and TV airplay in the UK.
PPL Most Played David Bowie Tracks of the 21st Century:
1. Let’s Dance, David Bowie
2. Under Pressure, David Bowie and Queen
3. Starman, David Bowie
4. Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie
5. Rebel Rebel, David Bowie
6. Space Oddity, David Bowie
7. Life on Mars?, David Bowie
8. Changes, David Bowie
9. The Jean Genie, David Bowie
10. China Girl, David Bowie
11. Heroes, David Bowie
12. Modern Love, David Bowie
13. Young Americans, David Bowie
14. Golden Years, David Bowie
15. Sound and Vision, David Bowie
16. Fashion, David Bowie
17. Sorrow, David Bowie
18. Dancing in the Street, David Bowie and Mick Jagger
19. Absolute Beginners, David Bowie
20. Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie