It’s been two years after David Bowie’s death. The legend never dies in our heart, though. For his songs that’re written and sung so stunningly, we should all be memorializing him in this special time. Many of his songs reach not only our heart, but our souls as well. If you haven’t heard of it, this is your chance to listen to the five melancholy songs that’ll moves you deeply.
The most famous song of David Bowie. Inspired by the 1968 science fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, Bowie wrote this song that moved us all greatly. With his deep, strained voice and those meaningful lyrics, indeed this song is sad and heart-wrenching. The song will always strike us hard.
While ‘Space Oddity’ is the most well-known among all David Bowie’s songs, ‘Heroes’ is beautiful in every sense. Fans often argue that it’s the best songs of Bowie. The song talks about love, sentiment and the meaning of life. Nearly everyone can’t deny having an emotional connection with this song. The strain in his voice in ‘Heroes’ deepens the feeling further.
‘Life on Mars?’
The song talks about escapism, how fantasizing life on mars, without all the captialization and stuff, is an idealistic dream. That’s a dream that often people think and contemplate it every day. It was Bowie’s attempt to state his dissatisfaction to the society and the escapism he dreamed about. And for sure we will somehow find it relatable to our life as well.
‘Five Years’ encapsulates all of Bowie’s characters – it’s sci-fi, epic and uncynical. The songs also builds the film-like feeling that only Bowie could deliver it with such greatness. It also marked the opening of Bowie’s album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, which gained a wide success for its self-mythologizing schemes in rock. Do you need any more reason to have a listen?
‘Rock n Roll Suicide’
‘Rock n Roll Suicide’ deals with loneliness. It’s a thing that we all get too familiar about but may somewhat find it embarrassing to reveal. Yes, this song is saddening and dark, but it also makes you realize that there’re lots of people out there feeling exactly the same as you – ‘Just turn on with me, and you’re not alone.’
Bowie, a legendary rock ‘n’ roll king, has passed away since January 2016, but the way he wrote and sang songs is unique and will always have a place in our heart.