16 David Bowie covers you have to hear—Fall Out Boy, Morrissey, the Cure, Foo Fighters, the Killers + more

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David Bowie
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The world is still reeling from the news that music icon David Bowie passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. Tributes are pouring in from all corners of the globe, with fans and friends sharing their fondest memories of the Starman, including some of the most important musicians in contemporary music (even Kanye West lamented about Bowie’s passing via Twitter). But the best way to celebrate David Bowie’s life is to listen to his music, as countless thousands of people are doing right now. But fans aren’t alone: Bowie’s music touched thousands of musicians, too, as shown by the sheer volume of covers there are of his material. We’ve gathered up some of our favorites but this is by no means an exhaustive list—if we’ve left out your favorite Bowie cover, please leave it in the comments below so we can all enjoy it together. It’s also worth noting that out of the 16 covers below, they represent 10 different David Bowie albums, proving the value and depth of his catalog. Dig in and turn it up.

Fall Out Boy – Life On Mars (from Hunky Dory)

Smashing Pumpkins – Space Oddity (from David Bowie)

Beck – Sound And Vision (from Low)

Foo Fighters – Under Pressure (from Queen’s Hot Space)

Lucero – Modern Love (from Let’s Dance)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Suffragette City (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)

Oasis – Heroes (from “Heroes”)

Dinosaur Jr. – Quicksand (from Hunky Dory)

The Cure – Young Americans (from Young Americans)

Morrissey – Drive-In Saturday (from Aladdin Sane)

Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World (from The Man Who Sold The World)

Ween – Let’s Dance (from Let’s Dance)

Of Montreal – Starman (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)

Halestorm – Within You (from Labyrinth)

Scott Weiland – Fame (from Young Americans)

The Killers – Moonage Daydream (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)