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Throwback Thursday: "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

David Bowie

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David Bowie’s "Space Oddity" was released in 1969 first as a single and then as a song on his second album entitled David Bowie. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts in 2016 after his death. In 2018, Elon Musk drove the song back into popularity as it was the song he famously blasted in his car as his first successful rocket blasted off into space. (billboard.com). "Space Oddity" was originally released five days ahead of the Apollo 11 launch and is regarded as his first single to finally breakout and not only garner press but climb up the English charts. It would still take more time, however, for David Bowie’s career to take off, as the album “Space Oddity” was on, David Bowie, was not a commercial success. (splinternews.com) Today, of course, David Bowie is a rock legend and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. (SongHall.org)