DAVID BOWIE

Space Oddity

Ashes To Ashes

Under Pressure

Lets Dance

Dancing In The Street

SPACE ODDITY - 08/11/1975
2 weeks at #1 - 10 weeks on chart

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you
(Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom
Can you hear me, Major Tom
Can you hear me, Major Tom
Can you
Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

ASHES TO ASHES - 23/08/1980
2 weeks at #1 - 10 weeks on chart

Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed love
Sordid details following

The shrieking of nothing is killing
Just pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick but the planet it's glowing

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
I'm happy, hope you're happy too
One flash of light but no smoking pistol

I never done good things
I never done bad things
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mother said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom


UNDER PRESSURE vs QUEEN - 21/11/1981
2 weeks at #1 - 11 weeks on chart

Pressure
Pushing down on me
Pressing down on you
No man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Pray tomorrow
Gets me higher
Pressure on people
People on streets

Okay
Chippin' around, kick my brains around the floor
These are the days it never rains but it pours
Ee do ba be
Ee da ba ba ba
Um bo bo
Be lap
People on streets, ee da de da de
People on streets, ee da de da de da de da
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Pray tomorrow
Gets me higher
Pressure on people
People on streets

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why, why, WHY!

Love
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Why can't we give love, give love, give love
Give love, give love, give love, give love, give love

Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

LET'S DANCE - 09/04/1983
3 weeks at #1 - 14 weeks on chart

(Let's dance), Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
(Let's dance), To the song they're playin' on the radio

(Let's sway), While colour lights up your face
(Let's sway), Sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

(Lets dance)

(Let's dance), For fear your grace should fall
(Let's dance), For fear tonight is all
(Let's sway), You could look into my eyes
(Let's sway), Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

And if you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

(Let's dance), Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
(Let's sway), Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight
(Let's dance)

(Let's sway)

DANCING IN THE STREET vs MICK JAGGER - 07/09/1985
4 weeks at #1 - 12 weeks on chart

O.K, Tokyo, South America, Australia, France, Germany, U.K, Africa

Callin' out around the world
Are you ready for a brand-new beat
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancin' in the street
Dancin' in Chicago (dancin' in the street)
Down in New Orleans (dancin' in the street)
In New York City (dancin' in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swingin', swayin' and records playin'
Dancin' in the street
It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world they'll be dancin'
Dancin' in the street (dancin' in the street)

It's an invitation across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There'll be laughin', and singin', and music swingin'
Dancin' in the street
Philadelphia, PA (dancin' in the street)
Baltimore 'n' DC now (dancin' in the street)
Can't forget the Motor City (dancin' in the street)
On the streets of Brazil
Back in the U.S.S.R
Don't matter where you are
All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swingin', swayin', records playin'
Dancin' in the street
It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world they'll be dancin'
They're dancin' in the street (dancin' in the street)

Way down in L.A., every day
They're dancin' in the street (dancin' in the street)
Across in China too, me and you
Dancin' in the street (dancin' in the street)
Don't you know there'll be dancin'
Dancin' in the street (dancin' in the street)

Mick Jagger Queen
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