5 Songs From David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” Album That Got Fans Hooked

5 Songs From David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” Album That Got Fans Hooked | Society Of Rock Videos

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David Bowie teamed up with Nile Rodgers, a founding member of Chic, to create one of his most commercially successful albums. Let’s Dance aimed to reach a wider audience compared to Bowie’s previous music. Despite some fans being unsure about this new direction, the album’s catchy tunes quickly gained popularity.

Let’s explore five songs from this album that fans loved.

1. Let’s Dance
Despite being the third track on the album, “Let’s Dance” was the first single released and became an instant hit. With its solid radio bass, Vaughn’s remarkable lead guitar, and Bowie’s distinctive vocals, the song effortlessly compelled listeners to hit the dance floor across the globe.

2. Modern Love
“Modern Love” marked a departure from Bowie’s previous work, aiming for a broader audience. While some longtime fans were disappointed by this commercial shift, the album’s trio of hit singles, including “Modern Love,” showcased Bowie’s ability to craft perfect post-disco tracks.

3. China Girl
Originally a dark and heavy song co-written by Iggy Pop, Bowie’s cover of “China Girl” presented a fresh, lighter interpretation. Despite its solid pop appeal, the track is considered a lesser moment in Bowie’s illustrious career.

4. Criminal World
Bowie’s rendition of “Criminal World” paid homage to a track from the band Metro’s debut album, which was influenced by Bowie himself. His version infused the song with a faster, rockier, and funkier vibe, suggesting it could have been a chart-topping single.

5. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Originally composed by Giorgio Moroder for the film “Cat People,” Bowie’s rendition of “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” showcased Vaughn’s lead guitar and a funky atmosphere. The longer, distinctive version added a unique flair to the album.

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