David Bowie’s Favorite Iggy Pop Songs of All Time
Sometimes we need a little bright blue sky to give us hope that the clouds that currently cover our lives can dissipate. In times of trouble, we lean on our friends, and the same goes for rock and roll heroes too. We’re looking to one of the greatest rock and roll friendships of all for a little bit of azure vibe, and it doesn’t get much tighter than David Bowie and Iggy Pop. That’s because it’s a kind reminder that through art we can always keep our friends close to us and keep our spirits up.
The duo, who have lived together, performed, written, performed, partied, toured and collaborated together since the 1970s, have become inseparable as a fearless and creative musical dynamo. In addition to their time together in the studio and on the road, the duo also became inseparable friends. With their deviousness and their devotion to their profession, as well as to the other, more and more involved in their intertwined lives linked to each musical project that passes and each year of friendship.
When David Bowie lost his 18-month battle with cancer in 2016, Iggy released a statement to pay tribute to his friend: “David’s friendship was the light of my life. I have never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there was, ”in an emotional goodbye to his closest confidant. In the weeks following Bowie’s death, Iggy Pop has remained out of the public eye, choosing to take stock of his grief and reflect on the time they spent together. That was until he was scheduled to air the radio as part of his 6 Music show ‘Iggy Confidential’.
Ditching his usual format, Iggy Pop instead put on an epic two-hour tribute show to his late friend that included an expansive playlist of Bowie songs that remain special to him and celebrated Starman’s creativity. “The way I chose them was from memory,” Iggy said at the time. “I took out a piece of paper and a pen, closed my eyes and remembered what I liked at different times… I weigh things a little lower on the totem pole, but not obscure. “
The playlist includes many fan favorites such as “Scary Monsters”, “Under Pressure”, the song he finished with Freddie Mercury and Queen, “Sound and Vision” and more. The songs he chose showed not only a grieving man providing some of the darker sides of David Bowie’s career, but also the fan inside Iggy and how he was clearly using the program as a form of catharsis.
Every break in Bowie’s hits, Iggy told a story of his friendship, and when introducing “Wild Is The Wind” he said, “This was recorded at Cherokee Studios,” with a warm sense of nostalgia. in his voice. “[It] was just a good old, very typical rock ‘n’ roll studio owned by a guy who was hooked up to a guy who had always had a mountain of drugs. And there were people with hair that was too long for their body coming and going in weird cars. And weird girlfriends.
Below you can list the playlist and see Iggy’s setlist from his famous 6 Music show. It’s a great list that comes from the heart.
Iggy Pop’s Favorite David Bowie Songs:
- “The boys keep swinging”
- “Decade of art”
- ‘John, I’m only dancing’ (sax version)
- ‘Black Country Rock’
- ‘From station to station’
- “What’s in the world? “
- ‘Wild is the wind’
- ‘Scary Monsters’ (And Super Creeps)
- “The most beautiful star” (Unique version)
- “Moss garden”
- “Panic in Detroit”
- ‘Dirty boys’
- “Dream of Moonage”
- “Sound and vision”
- ‘Under pressure’
- “Diamond dogs”
- “Criminal world”
- ‘Where are we now?’
- “I can’t give it my all”
- ‘Stay’ (US Single Edit)
- ‘TVC 15’
- ‘Young Americans’ (Single Version)
- ‘Golden Years’ (Single Version)
- ‘Aladdin Sane’
- “Dollar days”