The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987

The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987
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Greatest hits album by
Released19 March 2007 (2007-03-19)
Length77:14 (CD only)
ProducerProducer varies from track to track
David Bowie chronology
The Platinum Collection
The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987
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The Collection
The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987
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The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987 is a compilation album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. The CD was originally released by EMI as part of The Platinum Collection in 2005/2006. The 2007 release is part of EMI's two-disc Sight & Sound series, each of which features a CD and DVD of material from the same artist. The DVD portion of the collection features two videos previously unreleased on DVD - "When the Wind Blows" and "The Drowned Girl".

Track listing

All songs written by David Bowie, except where noted.


No.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."Let's Dance" (Single version) Let's Dance, 19834:07
2."Ashes to Ashes" (Single version) Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 19803:36
3."Under Pressure" (with Queen)Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger TaylorNon-album single, 1981; later found on Hot Space the following year4:05
4."Fashion" (Single version) Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)3:26
5."Modern Love" (Single version) Let's Dance3:58
6."China Girl" (Single version)Bowie, Jim Osterburg (a.k.a. Iggy Pop)Let's Dance4:17
7."Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (Single version) Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)3:32
8."Up the Hill Backwards" Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)3:15
9."Alabama Song"Kurt Weill, Bertolt BrechtNon-album single, 19803:52
10."The Drowned Girl"Brecht, WeillBaal, 19822:26
11."Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Film version single edit)Bowie, Giorgio MoroderCat People soundtrack, 1982; later re-recorded for and found on Let's Dance4:12
12."This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)Bowie, Pat Metheny, Lyle MaysThe Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack, 19853:51
13."Loving the Alien" Tonight, 19847:08
14."Absolute Beginners" (Single version) Absolute Beginners soundtrack, 19865:37
15."When the Wind Blows"Bowie, Erdal KızılçayWhen the Wind Blows soundtrack, 19863:34
16."Blue Jean" Tonight3:11
17."Day-In Day-Out" (Single version) Never Let Me Down, 19874:11
18."Time Will Crawl" Never Let Me Down4:18
19."Underground" (Single version) Labyrinth soundtrack/studio album, 19864:26


1."Ashes to Ashes" 
3."Under Pressure" 
4."The Drowned Girl" (Previously unreleased) 
5."Let's Dance" 
6."China Girl" (Censored version) 
7."Modern Love" 
8."Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" 
9."Blue Jean" 
10."Loving the Alien" (Censored version) 
11."Absolute Beginners" 
13."When the Wind Blows" (Previously unreleased) 
14."Day-In Day-Out" 
15."Time Will Crawl" 

Chart performance

Chart (2007–16) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) 30
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 44
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) 98
French Albums (SNEP) 51
Italian Albums (FIMI) 59
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 16
Scottish Albums (OCC) 31
UK Albums (OCC) 34

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