The Undisputed Best David Bowie Ballads

A ballad is a slow and beautiful song that tells you a soulful story, event, and feeling that is often familiar to everyone. David Bowie blessed our ears with wonderful music and many ballads that we continue to play to this day. People of older generations and newer ones all unite under the ballads of David Bowie.

David Bowie was an English songwriter, singer, and actor. His music has influenced the music industry of the 20th century, and people still hold his work in high honor and respect. Take a look at the undisputed best David Bowie ballads. 

  • Where Are We Now ( the next day) 
  • Lady Grinning Soul (Aladdin sane)
  • Wild Is The Wind (station to station) 
  • Lazarus (Blackstar)
  • Quicksand (Hunky Dory)
  • Heat (The Next Day)
  • Survive
  • Win 
  • Sunday
  • Within You
  • As the World Falls Down
  • Life on Mars
  • Space Oddity 
  • I Can’t Give Everything Away 
  • The Motel
  • Loving The Alien
  • The Man Who Sold The World
  • Dollar Days
  • After All
  • We Are The Dead
  • Warszawa
  • Slip Away
  • Rock ‘N Roll Suicide
  • The Loneliest Guy
  • You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
  • Sense Of Doubt
  • I Would Be Your Slave
  • Sons Of The Silent
  • Days
  • Move On
  • Thursday’s Child
  • Sweet Thing (Diamond Dogs) 
  • Bring Me The Disco King (Reality)

Some of his hit studio albums are given below:

  • David Bowie (1967)
  • David Bowie (re-released as Space Oddity in 1972) (1969)
  • The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
  • Hunky Dory (1971)
  • The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
  • Aladdin Sane (1973)
  • Pin Ups (1973)
  • Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
  • Let’s Dance (1983)
  • Tonight (1984)
  • Never Let Me Down (1987)
  • Black Tie White Noise (1993)
  • Outside (1995)
  • Earthling (1997)
  • Hours (1999)
  • Heathen (2002)
  • Reality (2003)
  • The Next Day (2013)
  • Blackstar (2016)
  • Diamond Dogs (1974)
  • Young Americans (1975)
  • Station to Station (1976)
  • Low (1977)
  • “Heroes” (1977)
  • David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (1978) (narrator, recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Lodger (1979)

And the list of his ballads from live albums: 

  • David Live (1974)
  • Stage (1978)
  • Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1983)
  • Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2017)
  • Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74) (2017)
  • Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78) (2018)
  • Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (2018) (boxed set)
  • Glastonbury 2000 (2018)
  • LiveAndWell.com (1999)
  • Live Santa Monica ’72 (2008)
  • A Reality Tour (2010)

If you haven’t yet listened to David Bowie, give him a try. His music defined a generation, and with such a large catalog of music, your ears will stay busy for a long time.