8. David Bowie - Life On Mars?
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93. 8. David Bowie - Life On Mars?
“It's a god-awful small affair / To the girl with the mousy hair.” One of Bowie’s most poetic lyrics, given a huge boost by Mick Ronson’s epic string arrangement and a delicate piano part from Rick Wakeman. When it was released as a single from the Hunky Dory album in 1971, it was one of the key steps along the path to Bowie’s superstardom.