David Bowie

David Bowie would have celebrated his 76th birthday this week and it’s also the 7th anniversary of his untimely death. Courtest of ChartsPlus magazine, here is a list of David’s 30 most successful UK hit singles based on a points system where points are awarded for chart positions achieved each week in the Official Singles and Album charts combined. Re-issues are added together.

Rank Title Points
30 This Is Not America 1689
29 Young Americans 1699
28 Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide 1700
27 John I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1975)/John I’m Only Dancing (1972) 1815
26 Loving The Alien 1824
25 Fame 1860
24 Modern Love 1923
23 Blue Jean 1933
22 China Girl 2080
21 Rebel Rebel 2092
20 Absolute Beginners 2158
19 Wild Is The Wind 2186
18 Boys Keep Swingin’ 2264
17 John I’m Only Dancing 2273
16 Drive-In Saturday 2427
15 Golden Years 2431
14 Fashion 2647
13 Ashes To Ashes 2648
12 The Laughing Gnome 2757
11 Sound And Vision 2831
10 Sorrow 3024
9 Heroes 3038
8 Starman 3184
7 Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy (With Bing Crosby) 3275
6 Dancing In The Street (With mick Jagger) 3360
5 The Jean Genie 3542
4 Let’s Dance 4368
3 Under Pressure (with Queen) 4819
2 Life On Mars? 5221
1 Space Oddity 6619

 

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