I’d love to offer an argument. I cannot. It isn’t even remotely a bad choice and everyone has their own reasons for what makes a top three.
To be fair, that track is nipping at the heels of Young Americans for me. Good choice, especially as it is from my favourite album of his.
It’s a lesser known track, but in the story and context of arguably Bowie’s greatest album, I can understand why. Before CD, albums were better curated and they had to be to fit on 2 sides of a 12" vinyl LP. They told a story, either as a snapshot of the artist in those few months, or as an abstract musical novel; The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was both of those things.
It ain’t easy to get to Heaven
When you’re going down
It Ain’t Easy is the bump back to reality that follows the psychedelic, fantasy-laden tracks Moonage Daydream and Starman. What a story that album tells.
Such an amazing catalogue of work. It would not be too hard to pick something from his later years either, but I became a fan as a kid in the formative years of my musical journey, hence the 70s get the nod from me.