He'll never wave bye-bye

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David_bowieAm I wrong to want to claim David Bowie entirely as an 80s guy? (Yeah, I know. It's a stretch.) But Bowie really hit super stardom then -- more than two dozen songs hit the chats. And he made some pretty excellent videos in the process.

Bowie turns 61 years old, but thanks to modern technology, he doesn't look a day over 29. Well, maybe 39. Who's really counting? Let's hope his birthday wish is to do a retro-80s tour, featuring all our favorite tunes from the decade, including these gems.

TOP 5 FAVORITE DAVID BOWIE TUNES FROM THE 80s:

5. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: "As long as you're still smiling, there's nothing more I need/"

4. CHINA GIRL: "Oh baby, just you shut your mouth."

3. LET'S DANCE: "Let's dance for fear tonight is all."

2. MODERN LOVE: "I never wave bye-bye."

1. UNDER PRESSURE (with Freddie Mercury): "These are the days it never rains but it pours."

Postscript:
Let me add that I think "Blue Jean" is an absolute classic and deserving to be on the top 5 list. However, I think I'm jaded because I thought the longer video that went with it was truly phenomenal. Without it, I'm not sure I'd be so attached to the song. Click here to view it.

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