Music Licensing Company PPL Release List of Most Played David Bowie Songs

To mark the life and career of David Bowie, the music licensing company PPL has released an official chart of the most played David Bowie tracks of the 21st century. 

The list has been comprised by using PPL’s UK exclusive airplay data, which collates the songs by Bowie that have been played in public or broadcast on TV and radio since the year 2000.

This top twenty list of songs spans across thirty years of records and over the course of the 21st century, his music has received over 360 million seconds of radio and television airplay in the UK alone.

The top twenty David Bowie songs are as follows:

20. ziggy Stardust 

19. Absolute Beginners 


18. Dancing in the street (with Mick Jagger) 


17. Sorrow 

16. Fashion 

15. Sound and Vision

14. Golden Years 

13. Young Americans 

12. Modern Love 

11. Heroes 

10. China Girl 

9 The Jean Genie

8. Changes

7. Life on Mars? 

6. Space Oddity 

5. Rebel Rebel 


4. Ashes to Ashes 


3. Starman

2. Under Pressure (with Queen) 


1.  Let’s Dance 


So that is the list of the top 20 songs played and used on television and radio – but what would have been at the top of your list?





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