si_fuller (si_fuller) wrote,
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Hottest 100 - David Bowie, Life on Mars?

Ranked #79 hottest song of all time. Released in 1973. Here's another Singstar song. It's a great one to sing, too. Who knows what the song is about, it's another one where the lyrics don't make a lot of sense. Though apparently it's making fun of Frank Sinatra for fairly convoluted, but valid, reasons that I won't go into here. Like Smells Like Teen Spirit, the song is incredibly powerful despite, or is it because, the lyrics make no sense.

Well, what else is there to say about a song that came out when I was seven months old? David Bowie had no eyebrows at this stage in his career. The song inspired a TV series by the same name, which I always meant to watch but never got around to, but apparently it was fantastic. For some reason I find it really funny to sing "Sailors fighting in the gay bar". And the jury is still out whether there is any life on Mars, 36 years later. Let's all hope there is some.

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