7 Memorable David Bowie Duets, Collabs and Covers

7 great performances from across the decades

January 8, 2020

When David Bowie was in his prime, which was most of his life, anybody who was somebody wanted to be him, or be near him.

He was the definition of rock and roll, which means he didn’t play by any rules when it came to writing, recording or dressing. He blew minds with 1969’s “Space Oddity” before taking off with the early 70s albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Aladdin Sane. And then he stole the 80s as evidenced by Let’s Dance featuring the title track, “Modern Love” and “China Girl.”

Countless bands and singers across all genres of music have acknowledged Bowie’s influence over the years with thoughtful covers – either live or on record – and others have been fortunate enough to record with him. Here’s a look at seven times Bowie did something great with other artists or inspired greatness from them.