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David Bowie discography

David Bowie discography
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Bowie in 1990
Studio albums26
Live albums21
Compilation albums46
Video albums28
Music videos72
EPs10
Singles128
Soundtrack albums3
Other albums68
Box sets12

The discography of English singer-songwriter David Bowie (1947–2016) consists of 26 studio albums (including nine UK number-one albums), 21 live albums, 46 compilation albums (including two UK number-one albums), 10 extended plays (EPs), 128 singles (including five UK number-one singles), 4 soundtracks and 12 box sets. Bowie also released 28 video albums and 72 music videos.

Bowie's debut release was the 1964 single "Liza Jane" by Davie Jones & the King Bees. He released two more singles in 1965 under the names of The Manish Boys and Davy Jones & the Lower Third. His first release using the name David Bowie was the 1966 single "Can't Help Thinking About Me", which was released with The Lower Third. Bowie's next single, "Do Anything You Say", also released in 1966, was the first release by simply David Bowie. Bowie released four more singles and his debut album, David Bowie, but the first success in the United Kingdom was with the 1969 single "Space Oddity". The single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart after it was released five days before the Apollo 11 moon mission. In 1975 the single was re-released: it became the first of Bowie's number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart.

Bowie released three more albums – David Bowie (1969), The Man Who Sold the World (1970) and Hunky Dory (1971) – before he eventually made it on to the UK Albums Chart with The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), which peaked at number five. Following the success of Ziggy Stardust, sales of Hunky Dory improved and it eventually peaked at number three in the UK in 1973. RCA re-released the 1969 David Bowie under the title Space Oddity and The Man Who Sold the World, which reached numbers 17 and 26 in the UK respectively (but the last one reached number 21 after Bowie's death in 2016).

Bowie released nine more studio albums with RCA, all of which reached the top five of the UK Albums Chart, of which Aladdin Sane (1973), Pin Ups (1973), Diamond Dogs (1974) and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980) reached the number one position. His 1975 RCA album "Young Americans" included his first number-one US single "Fame", which was co-written by John Lennon—who also performed on the album—and Carlos Alomar. He then released three solo studio albums with EMI – Let's Dance (1983), whose title track became his first single to reach number one in both the United Kingdom and the United States, Tonight (1984) and Never Let Me Down (1987). Let's Dance and Tonight reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while Never Let Me Down reached number six. The success of Let's Dance revitalized Bowie's back catalogue: throughout the summer of 1983, he had multiple albums on the UK Albums Chart. This peaked on 16 July that year, with ten entries – a figure bettered only by Elvis Presley.

In 1989, Bowie created the rock group Tin Machine, who released a self-titled album with EMI. Although Tin Machine reached number three on the UK Albums Chart, it did not sell well and Bowie and EMI did not renew their contract. Tin Machine II followed in 1991 on London Records and, only reaching number 23 in the UK, was Bowie's worst-charting album since the 1973 re-release of The Man Who Sold the World. Continuing as a solo artist, Bowie's next album, Black Tie White Noise (1993), reached the number one position on the UK Albums Chart. Bowie released a further seven studio albums, all of which have reached the top ten in the UK. Released after a ten-year hiatus, The Next Day (2013) was Bowie's first UK chart-topping album since Black Tie White Noise (1993). Bowie released his final album, Blackstar on 8 January 2016, his 69th birthday and two days before his death on 10 January. The album debuted at number one in the UK and became Bowie's first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 in the US and went gold.

In 2012, Bowie was ranked ninth best selling singles artist in United Kingdom with 10.6 million singles sold. As of January 2016, Bowie has sold 12.09 million singles in Britain. In a period of 24 months since his death 5 million records were sold in UK, 3.1 million singles and 2 million albums.

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NOR
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
David Bowie
  • Released: 1 June 1967
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
125
David Bowie 17
21 66 16
The Man Who Sold the World
  • Released: 4 November 1970
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: LP
21
44 48 105
  • BPI: Gold
Hunky Dory
  • Released: 17 December 1971
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
3
39 52 23 30 16 32 57
  • BPI: Platinum
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • Released: 16 June 1972
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
5 11 34 95 61 17 20 19 21 21
  • UK: 1,500,000
  • WW: 7,500,000
  • BPI: 2× Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
Aladdin Sane
  • Released: 13 April 1973
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
1 7 4 11 9 17
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
Pin Ups
  • Released: 19 October 1973
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
1 4 6 8 1 23
  • BPI: Gold
  • ARIA: Gold
Diamond Dogs
  • Released: 24 May 1974
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
1 3 40 8 4 5
  • BPI: Gold
  • GLF: Gold
  • RIAA: Gold
Young Americans
  • Released: 7 March 1975
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
2 9 13 3 6 92 9
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAA: Gold
Station to Station
  • Released: 23 January 1976
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
5 8 47 91 3 8 9 11 65 3
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAA: Gold
Low
  • Released: 14 January 1977
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
2 10 16 84 6 10 12 12 40 11
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Gold
"Heroes"
  • Released: 14 October 1977
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
3 6 19 44 3 13 15 13 34 35
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Gold
Lodger
  • Released: 18 May 1979
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
4 11 13 5 11 3 9 20
  • BPI: Gold
  • NVPI: Gold
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  • Released: 12 September 1980
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
1 1 20 8
3 3 1 4 75 12
  • GER: 70,000
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • MC: Platinum
Let's Dance
  • Released: 14 April 1983
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
1 1 2 2
1 1 1 1 17 4
  • WW: 10,700,000
  • BPI: Platinum
  • MC: 5× Platinum
  • NVPI: Platinum
  • RIAA: Platinum
Tonight
  • Released: 1 September 1984
  • Label: EMI America
  • Formats: LP
1 4 8 8
1 3 4 4 8 11
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: 2× Platinum
  • RIAA: Platinum
Never Let Me Down
  • Released: 27 April 1987
  • Label: EMI America
  • Formats: LP, CD
6 19 3 11
9 3 14 2 18 34
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
Black Tie White Noise
  • Released: 5 April 1993
  • Label: Savage, Arista
  • Formats: LP, CD
1 12 18 15 8 8 8 18 18 39
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Gold
The Buddha of Suburbia
  • Released: 8 November 1993 (UK)
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: LP, CD
87
Outside
  • Released: 26 September 1995
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: LP, CD
8 55 22 33 38 15 37 13 22 21
  • UK: 200,000
  • BPI: Silver
Earthling
  • Released: 3 February 1997
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: LP, CD
6 45 15 11 19 13 15 5 20 39
  • BPI: Silver
Hours
  • Released: 4 October 1999
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: LP, CD, 2×CD, DD
5 33 2 4 31 4 21 2 18 47
  • BPI: Silver
Heathen
  • Released: 11 June 2002
  • Label: ISO/Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, 2×CD, SACD, DD
5 9 4 4 19 2 22 6 7 14
  • US: 180,000
  • WW: 1,000,000
  • BPI: Gold
Reality
  • Released: 16 September 2003
  • Label: ISO/Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, 2×CD, DualDisc, DD
3 13 3 3 14 2 14 5 5 29
  • US: 151,000
  • BPI: Gold
  • RMNZ: Gold
The Next Day
  • Released: 8 March 2013
  • Label: ISO/Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
  • US: 208,000
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Gold
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • IFPI SWI: Gold
  • GLF: Gold
  • MC: Gold
  • RMNZ: Gold
Blackstar
  • Released: 8 January 2016
  • Label: ISO/Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • US: 450,000
  • UK: 410,000
  • WW: 1,900,000
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum
  • GLF: Gold
  • MC: Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
  • RMNZ: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Unreleased studio albums

List of unreleased studio albums, with details and notes
Title Album details Notes
The Gouster
Toy
a post-Blackstar album
  • Slated release date: some time after Blackstar
  • Fate: stays unreleased to this day.
Tony Visconti said that Bowie had been planning a post-Blackstar album, and had written and recorded demo versions of five songs in his final weeks, suggesting that Bowie believed he had a few months left.

Re-recordings

List of re-recorded studio albums, with details and notes
Title Album details Notes
Never Let Me Down 2018

Studio albums as a member of Tin Machine

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NOR
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
Tin Machine
  • Released: 22 May 1989
  • Label: EMI USA
  • Formats: LP, CD
3 42 19 13 24 9 14 9 28
  • BPI: Gold
Tin Machine II
  • Released: 2 September 1991
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD
23 25 56 33 14 19 126
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Official releases

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications-
UK
AUS
ITA
NL
NOR
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
David Live
  • Released: 29 October 1974
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: 2×LP
2 9 99 89 12 10 8
  • RIAA: Gold
Stage
  • Released: 8 September 1978
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: 2×LP
5 11 2 18 1 29 44
  • BPI: Gold
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (aka Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack [2003 onwards]) 17 67 39 42 89
liveandwell.com
  • Released: November 1999
  • Label: Risky Folio
  • Formats: CD
x x x x x x x x x
Glass Spider
  • Broadcast: late '87 / early '89
  • Released: June 2007
  • Label: Immortal
  • Formats: CD, DD
  • Film: Glass Spider
Live Santa Monica '72
  • Broadcast: 20 October 1972
  • Released: 30 June 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
61 81 40
  • US: 10,000
A Reality Tour
  • Released: 25 January 2010
  • Label: ISO/Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
  • Film: A Reality Tour
53 91
57 56 39
Posthumous
Live Nassau Coliseum '76
  • Broadcast: 23 March 1976
  • Released: 10 February 2017
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)
  • Released: 16 June 2017
  • Label: Rhino/Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
20
Live In Berlin (1978)
  • Released: 2 March 2018
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: LP
x x x x x x x x x
Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78)
  • Released: 21 April 2018
  • Label: Rhino/Parlophone
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
  • Film: Untitled (Unreleased)
16 75
Serious Moonlight (Live '83)
  • Released: 12 October 2018
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
  • Film: Serious Moonlight
Glastonbury 2000
  • Broadcast (partial): 25 June 2000
  • Released: 30 November 2018
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 2×CD, 3×LP, DD
  • Film: Glastonbury 2000
25 32
Ouvrez le Chien (Live Dallas 95)
  • Released: 3 July 2020
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: DD, streaming, CD, LP
32
Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)
  • Released: 14 August 2020
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: DD, streaming
16
I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)
  • Released: 29 August 2020
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 2×LP, 2×CD (Record Store Day Ltd. Ed.)
18 104
No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95)
  • Released: 20 November 2020
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 2×LP, CD
86
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

TV and radio

List of live TV and radio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
US
Bowie at the Beeb
  • Released: 26 September 2000
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP, CD
7 181
VH1 Storytellers
  • Released: 6 July 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, DD
114
ChangesNowBowie
  • Released: 29 August 2020
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: LP, DD
17 88
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Live albums as a member of Tin Machine

List of live albums
Title Album details
Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby
Tin Machine: Live at La Cigale, Paris, 25th June, 1989
  • Released: 30 August 2019
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: DD, streaming

Compilation albums

1970s compilations

List of 1970s compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
AUS
NZ
SWE
US
The World of David Bowie
  • Released: March 1970
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: LP
Images 1966–1967
  • Released: February 1973
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: 2×LP
144
Best Deluxe
  • Released: October 1973
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: 2×LP
In the Beginning Vol.2
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
Changesonebowie
  • Released: 21 May 1976
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
2 8 8 14 10
  • MC: 2× Platinum
  • RIAA: Platinum
Starting Point
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
Rock Concert
  • Released: July 1979
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
Chameleon
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Stavcall
  • Formats: LP
22 1
La Grande Storia Del Rock
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
Profile
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

1980s compilations

List of 1980s compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
NL
NOR
NZ
SWE
US
The Best of Bowie
  • Released: 15 December 1980
  • Label: K-tel
  • Formats: LP
3 32 12 4 21 11 25
  • BPI: Platinum
Another Face
  • Released: May 1981
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: LP
Changestwobowie
  • Released: November 1981
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP, CD
24 53 28 35 68
  • BPI: Gold
Fashions
  • Released: November 1982
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: 7-inch box set
Bowie Rare
  • Released: December 1982
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
34 47 27 11 10 5
Superstar
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
Golden Years
  • Released: August 1983
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP, CD
33 25 17 33 99
A Second Face
  • Released: August 1983
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
Prime Cuts
  • Released: August 1983
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: Cassette
Die Weisse Serie: Extra Ausgabe
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
Love You till Tuesday
  • Released: May 1984
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: LP
53
Fame and Fashion
  • Released: May 1984
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP, CD
40 19 147
David Bowie: The Collection
  • BPI: Silver
Starman
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Мелодия
  • Formats: LP
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

1990s compilations

List of 1990s compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NOR
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
Changesbowie
  • Released: 20 March 1990
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 2×LP, CD, cassette.
1 6 5 7 6 16 2 14 18 39
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • BPI: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • MC: Gold
  • NVPI: Gold
  • RIAA: Platinum
Rock Reflections
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: CD
David Bowie
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: CD
Early On (1964–1966)
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rhino
  • Formats: LP, CD
The Singles Collection
  • Released: 16 November 1993
  • Label: Rykodisc, EMI
  • Formats: 2×CD
9 49 37 64 5 4 38
  • BPI: Platinum
  • MC: Gold
  • NVPI: Platinum
The Gospel According to David Bowie
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Spectrum, Karussell
  • Formats: CD
Rarestonebowie
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: Trident Music International, Golden Years
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl
111
London Boy
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Spectrum
  • Formats: CD
The Deram Anthology 1966–1968
  • Released: 9 June 1997
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: CD
The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
  • Released: 7 October 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
11 14 81 14 58
  • BPI: Platinum
The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
  • Released: 20 April 1998
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
39 49 38
  • BPI: Gold
  • RMNZ: Platinum
Rarest Series
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Rarest
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

2000s compilations

List of 2000s compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NOR
NZ
SWE
SWI
US
Bowie at the Beeb
  • Released: 26 September 2000
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 2×CD, 3×CD
7 69 56 22 37 88 181
  • BPI: Gold
All Saints
  • Released: 9 July 2001
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
109
Best of Bowie
  • Released: 22 October 2002
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, 2×CD, 2×DVD
1 6 12 16 19 10 6 9 15 4
  • UK: 1,128,341
  • US: 1,100,000
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum
  • BPI: 4× Platinum
  • IFPI: 2× Platinum
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • RMNZ: 3× Platinum
Club Bowie
  • Released: 2 December 2003
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD
Musical Storyland
The Collection
  • Released: 3 May 2005
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987
  • Released: 19 March 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, DVD
34 30 44 98 16
iSelect
  • Released: 29 June 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

2010s compilations

List of 2010s compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NZ
SWI
US
Nothing Has Changed
  • Released: 18 November 2014
  • Label: Columbia, Parlophone
  • Formats: 3×CD, 2×CD, 2×LP, DD
5 3 4 4 6 1 5 57
  • BPI: Gold
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • RMNZ: Platinum
Posthumous
Legacy (The Very Best of David Bowie)
  • Released: 11 November 2016
  • Label: Parlophone, Sony
  • Formats: 2×CD, DD
5 31 59 68 78
  • BPI: 2× Platinum
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Box sets

David Bowie "Era" box set series

List of box sets, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NZ
SWE
US
Five Years (1969–1973)
  • Released: 25 September 2015
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 12×CD, 13×LP, DD
45 63 68
Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976)
  • Released: 23 September 2016
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 12×CD, 13×LP, DD
21 75 28 80 192
A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982)
  • Released: 29 September 2017
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 11×CD, 13×LP, DD
19 59 24 76 151
Loving the Alien (1983–1988)
  • Released: 12 October 2018
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 11×CD, 15×LP, DD
19 48 18
Brilliant Adventure (1992–2001)
  • Released: 26 November 2021
  • Label: Parlophone/ISO
  • Formats: 11×CD, 18×LP, DD
24 23
58
Title TBA (2002–2016) To be released
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Other box sets

List of box sets, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
NL
NZ
SWE
US
Sound + Vision
  • Released: 19 September 1989
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • Formats: 6×LP, 3×cassette, 3×CD,
    VCD, 4×CD
63
72 9 97
  • BPI: Platinum
  • MC: 4× Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
The Platinum Collection
  • Released: 7 November 2005
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 3×CD
53 25 26 65
  • BPI: Gold
David Bowie
Zeit! 77–79
  • Released: 6 May 2013
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 5×CD
Spying Through a Keyhole
  • Released: 5 April 2019
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 4×7″, DD
55
Clareville Grove Demos
  • Released: 17 May 2019
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 3×7″, DD
The 'Mercury' Demos
  • Released: 28 June 2019
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: LP+Photos+Notes, DD
Conversation Piece
  • Released: 15 November 2019
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 5xCD, DD
127
Width of a Circle
  • Released: 28 May 2021
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: 2xCD
15
Brilliant Live Adventures
  • Released: 30 October 2020 –
    2 April 2021
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: DD, streaming, CD, LP
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtracks

List of soundtracks, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
AUT
Christiane F.
  • Released: April 1981
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP
3
Labyrinth
(with Trevor Jones)
  • Released: 23 June 1986
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
38
Posthumous
Lazarus
(with Lazarus New York Cast)
  • Released: 21 October 2016
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
10 57
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Extended plays

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Singles
UK
Albums
US Billboard 200
Don't Be Fooled By the Name
  • Released: September 1981
  • Label: Pye, Showcase, Tabak
  • Formats: 10″, 12″, 3×7″, 3×10″
157
David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal
  • Released: 13 February 1982
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: 7″, 12″
29
The Mannish Boys/Davy Jones and
the Lower Third
  • Released: October 1982
  • Label: See For Miles
  • Formats: 10″
BBC Sessions 1969–1972
  • Released: July 1996
  • Label: NMC Music
  • Formats: CD
Earthling in the City
  • Released: November 1997
  • Label: GQ (Magazine)
  • Formats: Promo CD
Live EP (Live at Fashion Rocks)
(with Arcade Fire)
  • Released: November 2005
  • Formats: DD
Space Oddity
  • Released: 20 July 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: DD
The Next Day Extra
  • Released: 4 November 2013
  • Label: ISO/Columbia
  • Formats: DD
89
Posthumous
No Plan
  • Released: 8 January 2017
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
92 131
Is It Any Wonder?
  • Released: 14 February 2020 (digital)
    20 March 2020 (physical)
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: LP, CD, DD
10
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles

1960s singles

List of 1960s singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
UK
AUS
IRE
NL
US
"Liza Jane"
(as Davie Jones with the King Bees)
1964 x x x x non-album singles
"I Pity the Fool"
(with The Manish Boys)
1965 x x x x
"You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
(as Davy Jones with The Lower Third)
x x x x
"Can't Help Thinking About Me"
(as David Bowie with The Lower Third)
1966 x x x
"Do Anything You Say" x x x x
"I Dig Everything" x x x x
"Rubber Band" x x x
"The Laughing Gnome" 1967


x x
  • BPI: Silver
"Love You till Tuesday" x
"Space Oddity" 1969 1
9
13 4
15
  • UK: 680,825
  • US: 191,637 (digital)
  • BPI: Gold
David Bowie (1969)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

1970s singles

List of 1970s singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
IRE
NL
US
"The Prettiest Star" 1970 x x x x non-album singles
"Memory of a Free Festival Part 1" x x x x x
"Holy Holy" 1971 x x x x
"Changes" 1972

41
  • US: 83,254
  • BPI: Silver
Hunky Dory
"Starman" 10 37 55 17 65
  • BPI: Platinum
Ziggy Stardust
"John, I'm Only Dancing" 12 x 19 x non-album single
"The Jean Genie" 2 42 37 3 5 71
  • UK: 336,653
Aladdin Sane
"Drive-In Saturday" 1973 3 x x 4 x
"Time" x x x x x x
"Life on Mars?" 3 67 39 4 95 x
  • UK: 482,453
  • BPI: Platinum
Hunky Dory
"Let's Spend the Night Together" x 19 109 Aladdin Sane
"Sorrow" 3 1 39 2 29
  • BPI: Silver
Pin Ups
"Rebel Rebel" 1974 5 28 33 2 8 64
  • US: 50,279
Diamond Dogs
"Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" 22 x x 12 x x Ziggy Stardust
"Diamond Dogs" 21 66 27 x x Diamond Dogs
"1984" x x x x x x
"Knock on Wood" (Live) 10 49 4 x David Live
"Rock 'n' Roll with Me" (Live) x x x x x x
"Young Americans" 1975 18 27 13 28 Young Americans
"Fame" 17 6 1
  • RIAA: Gold
"Golden Years" 8 34 9 6 10 Station to Station
"TVC 15" 1976 33 64
"Suffragette City" x x x x Changesonebowie
"Stay" x x x x x x Station to Station
"Sound and Vision" 1977 3 74 15 6 2 69
  • UK: 355,513
  • BPI: Silver
Low
"Be My Wife" 57
"'Heroes'" 24 11 14 19 8 9
  • BPI: Platinum
"Heroes"
"Beauty and the Beast" 1978 39
"Breaking Glass" (Live) 54 x x x x x Stage
"Boys Keep Swinging" 1979 7 85 19 16 x Lodger
"D.J." 29 98 x 106
"Yassassin" x x x x x x
"Look Back in Anger" x x x x x x
"John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" 12 29 non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

1980s singles

List of 1980s singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
IRE
NL
US
US Main.
Rock

"Alabama Song" 1980 23 x x non-album singles
"Crystal Japan" x x x x x x x x
"Ashes to Ashes" 1 3 6 9 4 15
  • UK: 679,703
  • BPI: Silver
Scary Monsters
"Fashion" 5 27 34 11 70
  • BPI: Silver
"It's No Game (Part 1)" x x x x x x x x
"Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" 1981 20 17 x x
"Up the Hill Backwards" 32 x x x x
"Under Pressure"
(with Queen)
1 6 10 21 2 1 29 7
  • UK: 764,140
  • US: 996,565
  • BPI: 2× Platinum
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
Hot Space
"Wild Is the Wind" 24 15 x x x Station to Station
"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)"
(with Giorgio Moroder)
1982 26 15 17 67 9 Cat People soundtrack
"Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy"
(with Bing Crosby)
3 53 6
  • UK: 445,424
  • BPI: Silver
non-album single
"Let's Dance" 1983 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 8
  • UK: 1,064,227
  • US: 96,340 (digital)
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
Let's Dance
"China Girl" 2 15 9 6 2 5 10 3
  • UK: 504,424
  • BPI: Silver
"Modern Love" 2 6 27 3 10 14 6
  • UK: 522,989
  • BPI: Silver
"White Light/White Heat" (live) 46 Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture
"Without You" x x x x 73 Let's Dance
"Blue Jean" 1984 6 12 16 21 3 10 8 2 Tonight
"Tonight"
(with Tina Turner – uncredited)
53 70 22 24 45 53 32
"This Is Not America"
(with Pat Metheny Group)
1985 14 33 5 5 9 2 32 7 The Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack
"Loving the Alien" 19 65 27 5 25 Tonight
"Dancing in the Street" (Clearmountain mix)
(with Mick Jagger)
1 1 6 6 1 1 7
  • UK: 725,155
  • BPI: Gold
non-album single
"Absolute Beginners" 1986 2 5 2 7 1 8 53 9
  • UK: 309,241
  • BPI: Silver
Absolute Beginners soundtrack
"Underground" 21 26 20 6 7 18 Labyrinth soundtrack
"When the Wind Blows" 44 19 50 When the Wind Blows soundtrack
"Magic Dance" 1987 x x x x x x Labyrinth soundtrack
"Day-In Day-Out" 17 33 25 25 12 15 21 3 Never Let Me Down
"Time Will Crawl" 33 57 18 71 7
"Never Let Me Down" 34 63 26 70 27 15
"Tonight" (Live)
(with Tina Turner)
1988 Tina Live in Europe
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

1990s singles

List of 1990s singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
IRE
NL
NOR
SWE
SWI
US
"Fame '90" 1990 28 85 36 11 16 29 non-album single
"Real Cool World" 1992 53 83 27 26 Songs from the Cool World
"Jump They Say" 1993 9 53 43 12 24 7 23 40 Black Tie White Noise
"Black Tie White Noise"
(with Al B. Sure!)
36 74
"Miracle Goodnight" 40
"The Buddha of Suburbia"
(with Lenny Kravitz)
35 The Buddha of Suburbia
"Ziggy Stardust" (Live) 1994 76 86 non-album single
"The Hearts Filthy Lesson" 1995 35 34 92 Outside
"Strangers When We Meet" /
"The Man Who Sold the World" (Live)
39 56
"Hallo Spaceboy"
(with Pet Shop Boys)
1996 12 36 37 59 21 33 12
"Telling Lies" 76 53 Earthling
"Little Wonder" 1997 14 94 27 50
"Dead Man Walking" 32 120
"Seven Years in Tibet" 61
"Pallas Athena"
(as Tao Jones Index)
non-album single
"I'm Afraid of Americans" 66 Earthling
"Perfect Day"
(with various artists for Children in Need)
1 24 54 1 6 1 31 37 non-album single
"I Can't Read" 73 The Ice Storm
"Without You I'm Nothing"
(with Placebo)
1999 52 Without You I'm Nothing
"Thursday's Child" 16 62 81 48 Hours
"The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell"
"Under Pressure (Rah Mix)"
(with Queen)
14 21 Greatest Hits III
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

2000s singles

List of 2000s singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
AUT
GER
NL
SWI
"Survive" 2000 28 Hours
"Seven" 32 97
"Slow Burn" 2002 94 69 69 80 Heathen
"Everyone Says 'Hi'" 20 83
"I've Been Waiting for You"
"New Killer Star" 2003 Reality
"Never Get Old" 2004
"Rebel Never Gets Old" 47 non-album singles
"Arnold Layne"
(with David Gilmour)
2006 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

2010s and 2020s singles

List of 2010s and 2020s singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
AUS
AUT
CAN
FRA
GER
IRE
NL
SWI
US
"Where Are We Now?" 2013 6 78 40 59 9 47 9 7 52 116 The Next Day
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" 102 89 88
"The Next Day" 179
"Valentine's Day" 179
"Love Is Lost" (Hello Steve Reich mix
by James Murphy for the DFA)
192 The Next Day Extra
"Sound and Vision 2013" 148 non-album singles
"'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore" 2014 107 68
"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" 81 52 83 54 Nothing Has Changed
"Kingdom Come" 2015 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
"★ (Blackstar)" 61 69 53 45 97 62 44 20 78 Blackstar
"Lazarus" 45 72 38 14 35 77 48 32 16 40
Posthumous
"I Can't Give Everything Away" 2016 141 142 45 Blackstar
"Life on Mars?" (2016 Mix) Legacy
"No Plan" 2017 92 58 Lazarus / No Plan
"Let's Dance" (demo) 2018 non-album single
"Under Pressure"
(with Queen)
143 Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack
"Cosmic Dancer" (Live)
(with Morrissey)
2020 non-album singles
"Tryin' to Get to Heaven / Mother" 2021
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles
Title Year Album
"All the Madmen" 1971 The Man Who Sold the World

Singles as a member of Tin Machine

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
IRE
US
US Main.
Rock

US Mod.
Rock

"Heaven's in Here" (promo only) 1989 Tin Machine
"Under the God" 51 23 8
Tin Machine /
Maggie's Farm (Live)
48 x x x x
"Prisoner of Love" 77
"You Belong in Rock 'n' Roll" 1991 33 Tin Machine II
"Baby Universal" 48 21
"One Shot" 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

Other appearances

Studio contributions

Title Year Album Notes Ref.
"Revolutionary Song" 1979 Just a Gigolo soundtrack as a part of the Rebels
"Absolute Beginners", "That's Motivation", "Volare" 1986 Absolute Beginners soundtrack
"When the Wind Blows" When the Wind Blows soundtrack
"Real Cool World" 1992 Songs from the Cool World
"Needles on the Beach" 1994 Beyond the Beach as a part of Tin Machine
"Planet of Dreams" 1997 Long Live Tibet with Gail Ann Dorsey
"I Can't Read" The Ice Storm soundtrack David Bowie solo version
"A Foggy Day (In London Town)" 1998 Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove with Angelo Badalamenti
"Nature Boy" 2001 Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film David Bowie and Massive Attack
"Pictures of Lily" Substitute: The Songs of The Who The Who cover
"Your Turn to Drive" 2003 N/A digital download
"Changes" 2004 Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack Butterfly Boucher featuring David Bowie
"(She Can) Do That" 2005 Stealth soundtrack David Bowie and BT
"American Landfill" 2020 Kate's Not Here: the Turning soundtrack Kristeen Young featuring David Bowie

Live contributions

Title Year Album Notes Ref.
"Go Now" 1992 Ruby Trax as a part of Tin Machine
"Baby Can Dance" 1993 Best of Grunge Rock Live version recorded by Tin Machine in Hamburg on 24 October 1991
"Hallo Spaceboy" 1997 Phoenix: The Album Recorded live at the Phoenix Festival on 18 July 1996
"Dead Man Walking" Live from 6A: Late Night with Conan O'Brien Live version performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
"'Heroes'" The Bridge School Concerts Vol. 1 A live version recorded for the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California
"Dead Man Walking" 1998 99X Live X IV "Home" Live version recorded at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta in April 1997. Bowie also designed the CD cover.
"Dead Man Walking" WBCN Naked Too (A Companion Collection of Unreleased Performances) Live version recorded at Fort Apache Studios in Boston in April 1997
"Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" 1999 SNL25 Saturday Night Live: The Musical Performances Volume 1 Live version performed on 8 February 1997 episode of Saturday Night Live
"China Girl" 2000 VH1 Storytellers Live version recorded for VH1's Storytellers
"America", "'Heroes'" 2001 The Concert for New York City Recorded live at The Concert for New York City on 20 October 2001
"Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" 2005 ONXRT: Live from the Archives Volume 8

Guest appearances

Title Year Artist Notes Ref.
All the Young Dudes 1972 Mott the Hoople Producer, saxophone, writer ("All the Young Dudes")
Transformer Lou Reed Co-producer, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Raw Power 1973 Iggy & the Stooges Co-producer with Iggy Pop, Mixing
Now We Are Six 1974 Steeleye Span Saxophone ("To Know Him Is to Love Him")
Slaughter on 10th Avenue Mick Ronson Co-writer ("Growing Up and I'm Fine", "Music Is Lethal", "Hey Ma Get Papa")
Weren't Born a Man Dana Gillespie Co-producer ("Andy Warhol", "Backed a Loser", "Mother, Don't Be Frightened")
The Idiot 1977 Iggy Pop Producer, co-writer, backing vocals, guitar, synthesizer, keyboards, saxophone, drum machine
Lust for Life Co-producer, piano, organ, keyboards, backing vocals, co-writer ("Lust for Life", "Some Weird Sin", "Tonight", "Success", "Turn Blue", "Neighborhood Threat", "Fall in Love with Me")
TV Eye Live 1977 1978 Co-producer, mixing, piano ("T.V. Eye", "Funtime", "Dirt", "I Wanna Be Your Dog"), co-writer ("Funtime", "Lust for Life", "Nightclubbing")
David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf Eugene Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra Narrator
Soldier 1980 Iggy Pop Co-writer & additional vocals ("Play It Safe")
Cat People 1982 Giorgio Moroder Guest vocals on "The Myth"
Hot Space 1982 Queen Co-wrote and sang on "Under Pressure"
Blah-Blah-Blah 1986 Iggy Pop Co-producer, mixing, co-writer ("Baby, It Can't Fall", "Shades", "Isolation", "Blah-Blah-Blah", "Hideaway", "Little Miss Emperor")
Tina Live in Europe 1988 Tina Turner Guest vocals ("Tonight", "Let's Dance")
Young Lions 1990 Adrian Belew Guest vocals ("Pretty Pink Rose", "Gunman"), writer ("Pretty Pink Rose"), co-writer ("Gunman")
Heaven and Hull 1994 Mick Ronson Guest vocals ("Like a Rolling Stone")
The Sacred Squall of Now 1995 Reeves Gabrels Vocals and guitar ("You've Been Around", "The King of Stamford Hill")
People From Bad Homes Ava Cherry & the Astronettes Producer, backing vocals, writer ("I Am Divine", "I Am Laser", "People from Bad Homes", "Things to Do")
Another Crazy Cocktail Party 1997 Various artists Co-writer ("Pancho")
Saturnzreturn 1998 Goldie Guest vocals ("Truth")
All the Young Dudes (box set) Mott the Hoople Demo vocals ("All the Young Dudes")
All the Way from Stockholm to Philadelphia: Live 71/72 Guest vocals ("All the Young Dudes")
Ulysses (Della Notte) 1999 Reeves Gabrels Guest vocals ("Jewel")
¡Viva Nueva! 2001 Rustic Overtones Guest vocals ("Sector Z", "Man Without a Mouth")
Training Day P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family Guest vocals ("American Dream")
The Raven 2003 Lou Reed Guest vocals ("Hop Frog")
Breasticles Kristeen Young Guest vocals ("Saviour")
Zig Zag Earl Slick Guests vocals and co-writer ("Isn't It Evening (The Revolutionary)")
No Balance Palace 2005 Kashmir Guest vocals ("The Cynic")
Return to Cookie Mountain 2006 TV on the Radio Backing vocals ("Province")
Anywhere I Lay My Head 2008 Scarlett Johansson Backing vocals ("Falling Down", "Fannin Street")
Reflektor 2013 Arcade Fire Backing vocals ("Reflektor")

Remixes and alternate versions

Title Year Album Notes Ref.
"The Supermen" 1972 Glastonbury Fayre alternate version
"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" 1982 Cat People re-recorded for Let's Dance
"I'm Afraid of Americans" 1995 Showgirls early mix
"A Small Plot of Land" 1996 Basqiat alternate mix
"I'm Deranged", "I'm Deranged (Reprise)" 1997 Lost Highway edited
"Little Wonder" The Saint Danny Saber Dance Mix
"Something in the Air" 2000 American Psycho American Psycho Remix
"Candidate" 2001 Intimacy remix
"Rebel Rebel" 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle re-recorded version
"Bring Me the Disco King" Underworld Danny Lohner Mix
"All the Madmen" (Live Intro/Original LP Version) 2004 Mayor of the Sunset Strip
"Fame" 2005 Hip Hop Roots extended edit by Jazzy Jay

Music videos and films

This section gives an overview of music video singles, music video films and compilations, live music films and music documentaries.

Music videos

This subsection and 'Posthumous music video singles' lists music videos that were prepared to accompany single releases. See the subsection titled 'Music video films' for projects where music videos were originally conceived as films (a single video in a wider filmic setting or collection of music videos produced as a single project, or an amalgam of both); and the subsection titles 'Music video compilations' for audio-visual releases that were compiled from video music singles for later release.

Title Year Director(s)
"John, I'm Only Dancing" (unbroadcast) 1972 Mick Rock
"The Jean Genie"
"Space Oddity" (official retrospective release (US))
"Life on Mars?" (official retrospective release (UK)) 1973
"Be My Wife" 1977 Stanley Dorfman
"'Heroes'" Nick Ferguson
"Boys Keep Swinging" 1979 David Mallet
"DJ"
"Look Back in Anger"
"Ashes to Ashes" 1980 David Bowie and David Mallet
"Fashion" David Mallet
"Under Pressure"
(as Queen and David Bowie)
1981
"Wild Is the Wind"
"The Drowned Girl" 1982
"Let's Dance" 1983 David Mallet
"China Girl"
"Modern Love" Jim Yukich
"Blue Jean" 1984 Julien Temple
"This Is Not America"
(as David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group)
1985 John Schlesinger
"Loving the Alien" David Bowie and David Mallet
"Dancing in the Street"
(by David Bowie and Mick Jagger)
David Mallet
"Absolute Beginners" 1986 Julien Andrew Temple
"Underground" Steve Barron
"As The World Falls Down" (video never officially released) Steve Barron
"When the Wind Blows" Steve Barron and Jimmy Murakami
"Day-In Day-Out" (single version)
"Day-In Day-Out" (dance mix version)
1987 Julien Temple
"Time Will Crawl" Tim Pope
"Never Let Me Down" Jean-Baptiste Mondino
"Fame '90" 1990 Gus van Sant
"Pretty Pink Rose"
(as Adrian Belew and David Bowie)
Tim Pope
"Real Cool World" 1992
"Jump They Say" 1993 Mark Romanek
"Black Tie White Noise" (with Al B. Sure!)
"Miracle Goodnight" Matthew Rolston
"Buddha of Suburbia" Roger Michell
"The Hearts Filthy Lesson" 1995 Samuel Bayer
"Strangers When We Meet"
"Hallo Spaceboy" (remix with Pet Shop Boys) 1996 David Mallet
"Little Wonder" 1997 Floria Sigismondi
"Dead Man Walking"
"Seven Years in Tibet"
"Seven Years in Tibet" (Mandarin Version)
Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rosacher
"Perfect Day"
(with various artists for Children in Need)
"I'm Afraid of Americans" Dom and Nic
"Thursday's Child" 1999 Walter Stern
"The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell" (unfinished / video never released) Dom and Nic
"Survive" 2000 Walter Stern
"Slow Burn"
(video not released with single, made available in 2011)
2002 Gary Koepke
"New Killer Star" 2003 Brumby Boylston
"Where Are We Now?" 2013 Tony Oursler
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" Floria Sigismondi
"The Next Day"
"Valentine's Day" Indrani and Markus Klinko
"Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich mix by James Murphy for the DFA)" (Version 1) David Bowie
"Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich mix by James Murphy for the DFA)" (Version 2) Barnaby Roper
"I'd Rather Be High – Venetian Mix (Wasted edit)" Tom Hingston
"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" 2014 Tom Hingston and Jimmy King
"Blackstar" 2015 Bo Johan Renck
"Lazarus" 2016
Posthumous
"I Can't Give Everything Away" 2016 Jonathan Barnbrook
"Life on Mars? (2016 Mix)" Mick Rock
"No Plan" 2017 Tom Hingston
"Space Oddity" (1990 Live Footage) (2019 mix) 2019 Tim Pope
"Cosmic Dancer" (Live)
(with Morrissey)
2020 Tim Broad

Music videos as a member of Tin Machine

Title Year Director(s)
"Heaven's in Here" (promo single / unreleased video) 1989 Julien Temple
"Under the God" (album version)
"Maggie's Farm" (live version)
"Prisoner of Love" (album version)
"You Belong in Rock 'n' Roll" 1991
"Baby Universal"
"One Shot"

Music video films

This subsection of music videos lists audio-visual releases that were originally conceived as films, that is, a single video in a wider filmic setting or collection of music videos produced as a single project, or an amalgam of both.

Title Video details Peak chart positions
US
Top
Music
Video
Love You till Tuesday
  • Release: 1984
  • Director: Malcolm J Thomson
  • Distributor: Castle Music Videos
  • Format: VHS
Jazzin' for Blue Jean 28
Black Tie White Noise
  • Release: 1993
  • Director: David Mallet
  • Distributor: BMG Video International
  • Format: VHS, LD, VCD
Reality
  • Release: 2004
  • Director: Steve Lippman aka FLIP
  • Distributor: Columbia Records.
  • Format: DVD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

Music video films as a member of Tin Machine

Title Video details
Tin Machine
  • Screened: 1989
  • Director: Julien Temple
  • Unreleased to home video market

Live television films

Live television films are concerts staged specifically for television broadcast.

Title Film details
The Midnight Special: The 1980 Floor Show
  • Broadcast: 16 November 1973; USA NBC
  • Unreleased
Musikladen: Live at the Beat Club
  • Broadcast: 4 August 1978; Germany
  • Unreleased
David Bowie and Friends: A Very Special Birthday Concert
VH1 Storytellers
  • Broadcast: 1999; USA VH1
  • Released: 2009
  • Formats: DVD
The Secret Roseland
  • Broadcast: 2000; davidbowie.com
  • Released: 2000
  • Formats: Streaming
Bowie at the BBC
  • Broadcast: 2000; UK BBC
  • Released: 2000
  • Formats: CD
Live by Request: David Bowie
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

Live concert films

Live concert films are tour concerts filmed for TV broadcast, cinema release and / or the home video market.

Title Film details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
US
Top
Music
Video
Serious Moonlight 10
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture
  • BPI: Gold
Glass Spider
  • Released: 1988
  • Distributor: Stenton
  • Formats: VHS, LD
Reality: Tour Edition
  • Released: 2003, 2004
  • Distributor: Columbia
  • Format: DVD
A Reality Tour
  • Released: 2004
  • Distributor: Columbia
  • Format: DVD
59
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RIAA: Platinum
Posthumous
Glastonbury 2000
  • Released: 2018
  • Distributor: Parlophone
  • Format: DVD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "x" denotes single not released in that territory.

Live concert films as a member of Tin Machine

Title Film details
Oy Vey, Baby – Tin Machine Live at The Docks

Music videos and films compilations

This subsection of music videos lists audio-visual releases that were compiled from video music singles and Live TV and concert performances and films.

Title Video details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
Top
Music
Video
Let's Dance Video EP
  • Released: 1983
  • Distributor: EMI
  • Format: VHS
Day-In Day-Out
  • Released: 1987
  • Distributor: PMI
  • Format: VHS
Black Tie White Noise
  • Released: 1993
  • Distributor: BMG Video International
  • Format: VHS, LD, VCD
The Video Collection
  • Released: 1993
  • Distributor: PMI
  • Formats: VHS, VCD
Best of Bowie
  • Released: 2002
  • Distributor: EMI
  • Format: DVD
9
  • BPI: 3× Platinum
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • MC: 2× Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
The Next Day Extra
  • Released: 2013
  • Distributor: ISO, Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music documentary films

Title Year Broadcast/Release Director(s)
Nationwide Report: David Bowie 1973 Original broadcast: 1973. Unreleased Narr. by Bernard Falk
Cracked Actor 1975 Original broadcast: 26 January 1975. Unreleased Alan Yentob
Ricochet 1984 Released on VHS 1984. Re-released on DVD (extended version) 2006. Gerry Troyna
David Bowie: Black Tie White Noise 1993 Released on VHS 1993. Re-released on DVD 2003. David Mallet
David Bowie: Changes 1997 Broadcast 8 January 1997. Unreleased Alan Yentob
David Bowie: An Earthling at 50 1997 Broadcast 1997 in UK. Unreleased Steven Lock
VH1's Legends: David Bowie 1998 Broadcast 10 December 1998. Unreleased Mary Wharton
David Bowie: Sound and Vision 2003 Broadcast 4 November 2002. Released on DVD 2003. Rick Hull
David Smiling Bowie 2003 Broadcast 7 October 2003 in Denmark. Unreleased Ole Kolster
Biography: David Bowie 2008 Broadcast 11 December 2008. Released on DVD 19 May 2009. Scott Engel
David Bowie: Rare and Unseen 2010 Broadcast 2 August 2010 in UK. Released on DVD 23 November 2010. Paul Clark
David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World
a.k.a. The Story of Ziggy Stardust
2012 Broadcast 22 June 2012 in UK. Released on streaming 2014. James Hale
David Bowie: Five Years 2013 Broadcast 25 May 2013. Unreleased Francis Whately
David Bowie: The Last Five Years 2017 Broadcast 7 January 2017. Unreleased
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story 2017 Broadcast 9 May 2017 in UK. Released on DVD and streaming 27 October 2017. Jon Brewer
David Bowie: Finding Fame
a.k.a. David Bowie: The First Five Years
2019 Broadcast 9 February 2019. Unreleased Francis Whately

Other video and television appearances

Video album Year Artist Details Ref.
Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas 1977 Bing Crosby "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" (with Bing Crosby), "'Heroes'"
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 Various artists "Under Pressure" (with Queen (band) and Annie Lennox), "All the Young Dudes" (with Queen, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen), "'Heroes'"/"The Lord's Prayer" (with Queen and Mick Ronson)
Tina Live: Private Dancer Tour 1994 Tina Turner Guest vocals ("Tonight", "Let's Dance")
Closure 1997 Nine Inch Nails Guest vocals ("Hurt")
The Concert for New York City 2002 Various artists "America", "'Heroes'"
Jesus? ..This Is Iggy Iggy Pop Interviews and archive footage
Once More with Feeling: Videos 1996–2004 2004 Placebo Live video for "Without You I'm Nothing" and the 1999 Brit Awards performance of "20th Century Boy"
Live Aid Various artists "TVC 15", "Rebel Rebel", "Modern Love" and "'Heroes'" with Thomas Dolby; "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with Band Aid
Remember 60s Vol. 4 Various artists A Dutch compilation featuring "Space Oddity" performed on the Swiss TV show "Hits A Go Go" on 2 November 1969
40 Jaar Top 40: 1969–1970 Various artists A Dutch compilation featuring the live performance of "Space Oddity" at the Ivor Novello Awards on 10 May 1970
The Nomi Song 2005 Klaus Nomi Includes footage of Nomi's performance with Bowie on Saturday Night Live in 1979
Dick Cavett: Rock Icons Various artists An interview and performances of "1984", "Young Americans" and "Footstompin'" from The Dick Cavett Show recorded on 2 November 1974
Burt Sugarman's The Midnight Special: Million Sellers 2006 Various artists Live performance of "Space Oddity" from the 1980 Floor Show concerts filmed for NBC's The Midnight Special
Remember That Night 2007 David Gilmour Guest appearance at the Royal Albert Hall on 29 May 2006 performing "Arnold Layne" and "Comfortably Numb"
The Ballad of Mott the Hoople 2011 Mott the Hoople Bowie's previously unseen performance with Mott the Hoople, playing tambourine and backing vocals on "All the Young Dudes"; recorded in Philadelphia on 29 November 1972

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