Bowie continues to achieve posthumous fame: old albums top charts



davidbowiewhitedukeThe Starman has been gone only a month, but his talent as a songwriter continues to live on and accumulate posthumous fame for the zany and wildly intelligent rock ‘n’ roll star. This week, two of David Bowie’s older albums — The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Hunky Dory — are topping the album charts, according to Billboard.

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which peaked at No. 75 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in 1973, is now at No. 21. This is the album that launched Bowie to stardom and developed a dedicated fan base. Some of the best-known singles from the album include “Moonage Daydream,” “Starman,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.”

Hunky Dory, which peaked at No. 93 in 1975 and was the album predecessor to Ziggy Stardust, is now at No. 57. If you haven’t listened to Hunky Dory in a while, check out these tracks as a refresher: “Changes” and “Life On Mars?”

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Bowie’s greatest hits album Best of Bowie is currently at No. 4. According to Billboard, the last hits album to reach the top four was Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 in 2014.

Photo credit: By Jean-Luc (originally posted to Flickr as David Bowie) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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