David Bowie hits one billion streams on Spotify

The singer is celebrating 40 years of “Heroes”

This week the music of David Bowie reached a major milestone with the one billionth stream on Spotify from his stellar 50-year career.

The No. 1 streamed song, “Heroes,” originally recorded in English, French & German, has become an inspirational anthem and is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary. The track forms the cornerstone of the forthcoming boxed set A New Career In A New Town 1977-1982 and will also be released as a special limited edition picture disc.

David’s top ten most streamed solo tracks of all time are: “Heroes,” “Let’s Dance,” “Space Oddity,” “Life On Mars,” “Starman,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust” and “Modern Love.”

Others include “Fame,” “The Man Who Sold The World,” “China Girl,” “Oh! You Pretty Things,” “Sound & Vision,” “Where Are We Now?,” “This Is Not America,” “Ashes To Ashes” and “Young Americans.”

David Bowie A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) is the third in a series of boxed sets spanning his career from 1969. The follow up to the award winning and critically acclaimed David Bowie Five Years (1969-1973) and David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will be released on September 29th and will contain a brand new remix of the 1979 album Lodger by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

The 11 CD box, 13-piece vinyl set and the Mastered For iTunes and standard digital download sets feature all of the material officially released by Bowie between 1977 and 1982. It includes the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” of albums on which he collaborated with Visconti and Brian Eno as well as the Baal E.P., appearing here for the very first time in its entirety on CD, and is closed by Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).

A 40th anniversary limited edition 7” picture disc of “Heroes” will be released on September 22nd. The double-A side features a the 2017 remastered single version and previously unreleased live recording from Marc Bolan’s British TV show, originally broadcast on September 20, 2017.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.