Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pushing Ahead Of The Dames: David Bowie ... In A Word

Here Keith Telly Topping is, dear blog reader, not quite dying. Having - for the most part - successfully tackled reviewing the first ninety odd Doctor Who stories using just one appropriate adjective for each (or one verb if this blogger couldn't think of an adjective. Or, one noun if he couldn't think of a verb), yer actual Keith Telly Topping has decided to do the same with his very own favourite one hundred and two David Bowie songs. Because this is Keith Telly Topping's blog and he, you know, can do what the Hell he likes upon it. If one of your own favourite tunes by the late Grand Dame her very self has not been included in this list, dear blog reader, then Keith Telly Topping is afraid that's just tough. Start your own blog and do your own list and see how you like being criticised by glakes whinging in a high-pitched voice: 'Ooo, you've missed out 'Fantastic Voyage' and 'China Girl', you silly sausage, you.' Such malarkey is an effing pain in the dong, so it is dear blog reader. Anyway, without further faffing about or other such rank kerfufflement ... Here's Davie.
102. Sex & The Church
101. Always Crashing In The Same Car
100. Let Me Sleep Beside You
99. The Laughing Gnome
98. Repetition
97. Cygnet Committee
96. This Is Not America
95. Joe The Lion
94. Warszawa
93. Watch That Man
92. Scream Like A Baby
91. Sense Of Doubt
90. Be My Wife
89. Look Back In Anger
88. Thursday's Child
87. The Drowned Girl
86. Jump They Say
85. Heathen (The Rays)
84. 5.15 The Angels Have Gone
83. The Supermen
82. Conversation Piece
81. Memory Of A Free Festival
80. All The Young Dudes
79. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
78. The London Boys
77. 1984
76. In The Heat Of The Morning
75. Love Is Lost
74. Win
73. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
72. Silly Boy Blue
71. It's No Game (Number One)
70. African Night Flight
69. Andy Warhol
68. Shadow Man
67. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
66. Valentine's Day
65. Letter To Hermione
64. Absolute Beginners
63. Word On A Wing
62. Beauty & The Beast
61. Sorrow
60. Let's Dance
59. Seven
58. Bring Me The Disco King
57. Wild Is The Wind
56. Lazarus
55. Loving The Alien
54. DJ
53. Teenage Wildlife
52. John, I'm Only Dancing
51. Hang Onto Yourself
50. Kooks
49. Ziggy Stardust
48. What In The World
47. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
46. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
45. All The Madmen
44. Slip Away
43. TVC15
42. Breaking Glass
41. Panic In Detroit
40. Sweet Thing/Candidate
39. I'm Afraid Of Americans
38. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
37. The Next Day
36. Quicksand
35. Strangers When We Meet
34. The Width Of A Circle
33. Starman
32. Hallo Spaceboy
31. Up The Hill Backwards
30. Drive-In Saturday
29. Where Are We Now?
28. The Bewley Brothers
27. Five Years
26. Boys Keep Swinging
25. Blackstar
24. Moonage Daydream
23. The Jean Genie
22. Young Americans
21. The Man Who Sold The World
20. Rock & Roll Suicide
19. Buddha Of Suburbia
18. Cracked Actor
17. Station To Station
16. Suffragette City
15. Diamond Dogs
14. Oh! You Pretty Things
13. Stay
12. Fame
11. Queen Bitch
10. Space Oddity
9. Rebel Rebel
8. Fashion
7. Golden Years
6. Time
5. Ashes To Ashes
4. Changes
3. Sound & Vision
2. "Heroes"
1. Life On Mars?
And that, dear blog reader, is yer jolly whack, so it is. It's no good shouting 'more, more, Keith Telly Topping, more! Where's 'Black Country Rock' and 'Can You Hear Me Now'? And 'The Laughing Gnome'? You're havin' a laugh, right? Plus why, oh, why, oh, why, wasn't 'All The Young Dudes' higher than that?' (Because, Dave never recorded a studio version that was a patch on Mott The Hoople's, that's why. Although, this blogger does have something of a soft spot for the 'Ooo! Get her, ducky!' Round The Horne version on David Live.)
And, 'will you be doing one hundred and two songs by The Be-Atles (a popular beat combo for the 1960s, you might've heard of them) next?' (Possibly. But, not for a while ...) So, dear blog reader, whether you're in the back of a dream car, twenty foot long or, indeed, sinking in the quicksand of your thoughts, it all ends here. Wham-bam, thank you, ma'am. Get on yer red shoes and get outta the gaff ...