Next month (January 8th) would have marked David Bowie’s 70th birthday. His music touched fans and artists alike. To prematurely celebrate a life well lived and a bright light prematurely snuffed, I created a mix of songs by the Thin White Duke himself, a few of his contemporaries, and some bands he influenced.

1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – While the Song Remains the Same

2. David Bowie – Stay

3. Arctic Monkeys – Fireside

4. Paul Weller – Aim High

5. David Bowie – Golden Years

6. The Last Shadow Puppets – The Element of Surprise

7. David Bowie – Sound & Vision

8. Scott Walker – Nite Flights

9. Iggy Pop – The Passenger

10. Bryan Ferry – In Your Mind

11. David Bowie – Word on a Wing

12. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

13. Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity

14. Lou Reed – Ride into the Sun

15. Miles Kane – Counting Down the Days

16. David Bowie – Young Americans

17. Spoon – Don’t You Evah

18. Pulp – Bad Cover Version

19. The Jam – Wasteland

20. David Bowie – Absolute Beginners

21. Brian Eno – On Some Faraway Beach

Onward and upward, Starman.

Psst. A secret from back down here on earth. My bulldog’s middle name is actually “Bowie,” but I prefer to call him The Thick White Duke.