With his predilection for envelope-pushing experimentation, David Bowie was a generation- and genre-spanning inspiration to anyone who has ever struggled to embrace their own inner weirdness. Throughout his staggering 25-album career, Bowie invented, reinvented, and re-reinvented himself tirelessly as a musician, actor, and visual artist. A pioneer was lost with his passing on January 10, 2016.

A wealth of articles eloquently memorializing the life and legacy of David Bowie have already been published. This is a simpler tribute: a short list of some of my favorite Bowie tracks, old and new (a difficult task in and of itself given the vast depth of his catalog). Consider it my own small acknowledgement of the huge impact this icon has made over the years, and let me know your own favorites in the comments.

“The Man Who Sold The World”

“Rebel Rebel”

“Suffragette City”


“Space Oddity”