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'Screaming Lord Byron' turns 62



Admit it ... you adored David Bowie's video for Blue Jean back in the '80s. Oh sure, it's not as popular as China Girl (overrated!) or as flashy as Modern Love (too predictable), but it has a certain undefinable appeal.

The video that originally aired on MTV is just a piece of the 21-minute film Jazzin' For Blue Jean, which was released in 1984 as a promotion for the song. These days, the best place to find it is on the Best of Bowie's DVDs, where it's reportedly hidden as an Easter egg.

Bowie/Byron turns 62 years old today. Our birthday wish? An interview on the Stuck in the '80s podcast and a new tour (check his website for any news) spotlighting his best work from the '70s and '80s, starting with these...

TOP 10 BOWIE TUNES FROM 1970-1989:

10. CHINA GIRL: "Oh baby, just you shut your mouth." [Video]

9. MODERN LOVE: "I'm standing in the wind, but I never wave bye-bye." [Video]

8. DIAMOND DOGS: "Halloween Jack is a real cool cat." [Live]

7. HEROES: "We kissed as though nothing could fall." [Live]

6. LET'S DANCE: "Put on your red shoes and dance the blues." [Video]

5. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: "As long as we're together, the rest can go to hell." [Video]

4. UNDER PRESSURE (With Queen): "Why can't we give love that one more chance?" [Video]

3. LIFE ON MARS: "It's on America's tortured brow that Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow." [Video]

2. YOUNG AMERICANS: "We live for just these 20 years. Do we have to die for the 50 more?" [Live]

1. BLUE JEAN: "Remember, they always let you down when you need them."

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