This is easily one of my favourite albums of all time (probably top 3), and it’s definitely the best Bowie record in my eyes. All 6 songs are just sublime, but how would I rank them?
Check out my other Bowie list, where I ranked all of his albums:
6 – TVC15
I genuinely think every song on here is at least an 8 or 9 out of 10. If I had to pick a worst, I’d probably cry to myself for a bit before reluctantly picking this one.
The little piano riffs are great, and that chorus is catchy as hell. I just don’t really connect with this one as much as the others (a terrible excuse I know, I really can’t think of anything else wrong with this song).
5 – Stay
George Murray’s bass work is stellar throughout this album, and that’s perhaps most prominent on this banger.
This is really a chance for the band to have some fun, and Bowie’s vocals aren’t half bad either.
4 – Wild is the Wind
I had a really tough time picking between 3rd and 4th, and sadly it’s “Wild is the Wind” that has to lose out.
This is a very strong contender for Bowie’s best vocal performance ever, and it’s always been a favourite of mine ever since I heard the album all the way through for the first time. A beautiful way to close the album.
3 – Word on a Wing
Turns out this was my most played song of 2019 on Spotify, so bonus points for that.
This has to be one of the most beautiful songs Bowie ever wrote, and the key change half way through is euphoric. No wonder I’ve had this underrated gem on repeat for ages, it’s brilliant.
2 – Station To Station
Bowie managed to fit two all-time classics on this album, and taking the silver medal is the titular epic that opens the record.
This is probably the best song over 10 minutes in music history – the way it seamlessly progresses from its slow and methodical opening to its frantic finale is spectacular. You can definitely tell Bowie was high on coke when he made this masterpiece.
1 – Golden Years
Bowie purists would probably choose the title track over this, but “Golden Years” has always held a special place in my heart.
It’s a Bowie song that I’ve always loved, long before I properly delved into the Thin White Duke’s catalogue. It has one of the best guitar parts I’ve ever heard, and all the parts just come together so wonderfully. Definitely one of the best songs ever made.
Aaaaaand that’s my ranking. I’m planning on doing a lot more album track rankings in the near future, so make sure you look out for those. In the meantime, here’s my latest posts:
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