David Bowie Cover Tipped For John Lewis Christmas Ad

4 November 2016, 08:00 | Updated: 4 November 2016, 15:56

David Bowie 2015

Rumour has it that this year's festive John Lewis ad could pay homage to the late icon.

UK department store John Lewis reigns supreme when it comes to memorable Christmas adverts.

Every year viewers anticipate the annual release of their campaign, and the songs have a habit of making it to Christmas number one. 

But here's the exciting bit - it's been speculated that the song to feature this year will be a tribute to David Bowie, who's passing in January shook the world.

See some of the speculative tweets below:

The retailer isn't afraid of indulging their rock and roll side. Last year we saw Norwegian singer Aurora cover Oasis' Half the World Away, so expecting an equally wistful version of a Bowie classic isn't so far-fetched. Watch last year's advert below:

There is no official launch date yet, but word is that it'll premiere on the 11th of November.


The bonfires start at Woodstock '99

Woodstock '99 lineup: Who played the festival that features in the Netflix docuseries?

An aerial view of the huge Oasis shows at Knebworth House, August 1996

10 of the biggest gigs in history

Listen to Radio X on Global Player: Podcasts, Live Playlists and more!

The 12 albums shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Prize

2022 Mercury Prize: Ceremony date, nominees, hosts, performances and more

Best Manchester Albums

25 classic albums from Manchester