The 40 Definitive David Bowie Songs From The 1970s

CULTURE | May 19, 2023

Written by Jacob Shelton

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The music of David Bowie is some of the most ecstatic and nuanced pop music of the 20th and 21st century, but in the 1970s he was on an artistic roll that cemented him as more than a rock star - he became a god. Bowie's entire career is filled with amazing songs, but we're just focusing on his work from the '70s here with a dip into the '60s and a couple of stops into 1980. This definitive rundown of Bowie in the 1970s is full of hits, pop provocations, and star men. 

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Jacob Shelton


Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.