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  • "Heroes", a beautiful, uplifting song.
    "We can be heroes, just for one day."
  • The David Bowie Is museum retrospective climaxes in a room in which concert performances of his are projected on as many as three walls at once (visitors wear special headphones and the music changes to fit the wall they are in viewing proximity to). One stretch features three different performances of this song, one for each wall: his 1985 Live Aid performance, his 2000 Glastonbury Festival performance, and his 2001 Concert for New York City performance. Seeing all the happy concertgoers at each venue, and knowing that two of these performances were part of charity benefits, stands as heartwarming proof of the song's endurance.
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  • "Kooks" is a sweet, funny little ditty written by Bowie for his then-newborn son Duncan Jones. The lyrics really show how giddy and excited he was to be a father, and list all the ways in which he promises to be a good dad. It's hard not to be charmed.
    "Don't pick fights with the bullies or the cads,
    'Cos I'm not much good at punching other people's dads,
    And if the homework brrrings you down,
    Then we'll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown!"
  • The last thing Major Tom says to Ground Control? "Tell my wife I love her very much."
    • "She knows."
  • His and Annie Lennox's performance of "Under Pressure" at the Freddie Mercury Memorial Concert, one of the few times he ever gave a live performance of the song. By the end, the two of them are embracing in their mourning of an immortal music legend.

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