Yes, everyone knows a David Bowie song. All day long today, in musical tributes, radio stations played Bowie hits (“Suffragette City”,“Rebel Rebel”,“Changes”,“Young Americans”,“Space Oddity”).
Even the news on NPR used David Bowie music sound bytes between stories.
One of my favorite pieces by Bowie is from the film Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson. This collaboration of two geniuses celebrated the quirky dark humor of both Bowie and Henson. The film also stars a very young Jennifer Connelly. According to IMDB, a summary of the plot is:
“A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.”
The highlight of the film has Bowie singing the song “Dance the Magic Dance” while cavorting with the stolen toddler and a chorus of grotesque goblins:
Thank you, David Bowie. We were lucky to have had you contribute to the soundtrack of our lives.