EnglandDavid Bowie

Artist rating: 89.96 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 91.28 % (1979)
Most recent trend: 84.88 % (2016)
Highest trend: 91.45 % (1977)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1947-01-08
Died: 2016-01-10

Age: 69
 

External links

Official site

Bands

Genres

1973
53.65 %
1974
87.62 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1976
96.09 %
1977
94.39 %

Young Americans

David Bowie - Young Americans
79.48 %
(2016-01-16)
Release date: 1975-03-07
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD (2012-03-13)
 
Average song length: 05:09
Average song rating:

Ranking

David Bowie:
11
/
25
Year (1975):
9
/
65
Decade (1970's):
62
/
590
Overall:
256
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Artist

David Bowie
vocals, guitar, piano

Backing band

Andy Newmark
drums (1-5, 7)
David Sanborn
saxophone
Willie Weeks
bass guitar (1-5, 7)

Session musicians

Dennis Davis
drums (6, 8)
John Lennon
vocals (6, 8), guitar (6, 8), backing vocals (6, 8)
Earl Slick
guitar (6, 8)
Luther Vandross
backing vocals

Lyrics

Young Americans
05:15
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They pulled in just behind the bridge
He lays her down, he frowns
"Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young"
He kissed her then and there
She took his ring, took his babies
It took him minutes, took her nowhere
Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything, but

All night
She wants the young American
Young American, young American, she wants the young American
All right
She wants the young American

Scanning life through the picture window
She finds the slinky vagabond
He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang
But heaven forbid, she'll take anything
But the freak, and his type, all for nothing
He misses a step and cuts his hand, but
Showing nothing, he swoops like a song
She cries "Where have all Papa's heroes gone"

All night
She wants the young American
Young American, young American, she wants the young American
All right
She wants the young American

All the way from Washington
Her bread-winner begs off the bathroom floor
"We live for just these twenty years
Do we have to die for the fifty more"

All night
She wants the young American
Young American, young American, she wants the young American
All right
She wants the young American

Do you remember your President Nixon
Do you remember the bills you have to pay or even yesterday
Have you have been an un-American
Just you and your idol singing falsetto 'bout
Leather, leather everywhere
And not a myth left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In case, just in case of depression
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the afro-Sheilas
Ain't that close to love
Well, ain't that poster love
Well, it ain't that Barbie doll
Her heart's been broken just like you have

All night
You want the young American
Young American, young American, you want the young American
All right
You want the young American

You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler
A pimp's got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler
Black's got respect, and white's got his soul train
Mama's got cramps, and look at your hands ache
(I heard the news today, oh boy)
I got a suite and you got defeat
Ain't there a man you can say no more
And ain't there a woman I can sock on the jaw
Ain't there a child I can hold without judging
Ain't there a pen that will write before they die
Ain't you proud that you've still got faces
Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry

All night
I want the young American
Young American, young American, I want the young American
All right
I want the young American
Win
04:49
Me, I hope that I'm crazy
I feel you driving and you're only the wheel
Slow down, let someone love you
I've never touched you since I started to feel
If there's nothing to hide me
Then you've never seen me hanging naked and wired
Somebody lied, I say it's hip
To be alive

Now your smile is spreading thin
Seems you're trying not to lose
Since I'm not supposed to win
All you've got to do is win

Me, I'm fresh on your pages
Secret thinker sometimes listening aloud
Life lies dumb on its heroes
Wear your wound with honour, make someone proud
Someone like you should not be allowed
To start any fires

Now your smile is spreading thin
Seems you're trying not to lose
Since I'm not supposed to win
All you've got to do is win
Fascination
05:51
We got to use her

Every time I feel fascination
I just can't stand still, I've got to use her
Every time I think of what you pulled me through, dear
Fascination moves sweeping near me
Still I take ya

Fascination
Sure enough
Takes a part of me
Can a heart-beat
Live in a fever
Raging inside of me
Fascination
Oh yeah
Takes a part of me
I can't help it
I've got to use her
Every time
Fascination comes around

Your soul is calling
Like when I'm walking
Seems that everywhere I turn
I hope you're waiting for me
I know that people think
That I'm a little crazy
Better sex is fun
I think I like fascination
Still, tick

Fascination
Sure enough
Takes a part of me
Can a heart-beat
Live in a fever
Raging inside of me
Fascination
Oh yeah
Takes a part of me
I can't help it
I've got to use her
Every time
Fascination comes around
Right
04:21
Taking it all the right way
Keeping it in the back
Taking it all the right way
Never no turning back
Never need, no
Never no turning back

Flying just a sweet place
Coming inside and safe
Flying just a sweet place
Never been known to fail
Never been, no
Never been known to fail

Wishing you, wishing that sometimes
Doing it, doing it right, 'till one time
Gets you when you're down
Ah, sometimes doing
Wishing sometimes
Up there, up there
Oh, my darling
Ah, my darling, ah why
Gimme, gimme, up there, gimme, doing
Taking with me
Loving it, doing it 'till one time
Gimme
Somebody Up There Likes Me
06:35
He's everybody's token on everybody's wall
Blessing all the papers, thanking one and all
Hugging all the babies, kissing all the ladies
Knowing all that you think about from writing on the wall

He's so divine, his soul shines
Breaks the night, sleep tight
His ever loving face smiles on the whole human race
He says "I'm somebody"
He's got his eye on your soul, his hand on your heart
He says "Don't hurry, baby, somebody up there likes me"

He's the savage son of the TV tube, planets wrote the day was due
All the wisest men around predicted that a man was found
Who looked a lot like you and me, everyone with sense could see
Nothing left his eye unmoved, he had the plan, he had to use

He's so divine, his soul shines
Breaks the night, sleep tight
His ever loving face smiles on the whole human race
He says "I'm somebody"
He's got his eye on your soul, his hand on your heart
He says "Don't hurry, baby, somebody up there likes me"

Somebody plays my song in tune
Makes me, makes me, makes me stronger for you, babe
Was a way when we were young, that any man was judged by what he'd done
But now you pick them on the screen (what they look like)
Where they've been
He's got his eye on your soul, his hand on your heart
He says "Don't hurry, baby, somebody up there likes me"

Leaders come, they hate all the people know
That given time, the leaders go
Tell me, can they hold you under their spell
Can they walk and hold you as well as a smile like Valentino
Could he sell you anything
Keep your eyes on your soul, keep your hand on your heart
He says "Don't hurry, baby, somebody up there likes me"

Somebody, somebody

Can't remember peace so well
Oh, space to ramble, space to boogie

Soul shine
So divine
Somebody
Across the Universe
04:53
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Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me

Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light, which dance before me like a million eyes
They call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe

Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my opened ears
Inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love, which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on and on across the universe

Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Can You Hear Me?
05:08
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Once we were lovers, can they understand
Closer than others I was your, I was your man
Don't talk of heartaches, I remember them all
When I'm checking you out one day to see if I'm faking it all

Can you hear me
Can you feel me inside
Show your love, love
Take it in right
Take it in right

There's been many others so many times
Sixty new cities and what do I, what do I find?
I want love so badly, I want you most of all
You know it's harder to take it from anyone
It's harder to fall
Can you hear me call

Can you hear me
Can you feel me inside
Show your love, love
Take it in right
Take it in right

Well, can you hear me
Can you feel me inside
Show your love, show your sweet, sweet love
Show me your love

Take it in right
Take it in right
Take it in right to your love life, baby
Take it in right to your love life
Fame
04:20
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Fame makes a man take things over
Fame lets him loose, hard to swallow
Fame puts you there where things are hollow
Fame

Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame
That burns your change to keep you insane
Fame

Fame, what you like is in the limo
Fame, what you get is no tomorrow
Fame, what you need you have to borrow
Fame

Fame, it's mine, it's mine, it's just his line
To bind your time, it drives you to crime
Fame

Is it any wonder I reject you first
Fame, fame, fame, fame
Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool
Fame

Fame, bully for you, chilly for me
Got to get a rain check on pain
Fame

Fame, fame
Fame, what's your name
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