My Top 50 Favorite Songs: 15

15. "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" by David Bowie

Okay, so I didn't choose "The Man Who Sold the World" or "Ziggy Stardust" or "Space Oddity" or even "I'm Afraid of Americans," I chose this. So... sue me. I have come to absolutely adore the album "1. Outside," partly because it's dark and industrial-ish, and partly because there's an intriguing story being told that I have yet to completely figure out (might be because this is part one of a larger storyline). Anyway, I like Bowie's dark side. I love the aforementioned songs, and it's a tough call to pick a favorite, but if I had to, it'd be this haunting and groovy descent into madness. My favorite part is the piano after the first verse that slowly dissolves into complete chaos and then suddenly becomes a melodic companion to the kickass bass line.

1 comment:

  1. This song has always gotten to me too. I love this period of Bowie's music because nothing else before or since has sounded like it. I think he was really paying attention to Trent, which is a pretty awesome case of reverse hero worship! Also love "I'm Deranged", featured on the Lost Highway soundtrack!