TRIBUTES have poured in for David Bowie after his death this week at the age of 69. More than 50 years after his debut album was released, Bowie’s songs are still inspiring new generations, with Let’s Dance, his 1983 release, being the most played of his hits according to a new chart of David Bowie tracks played in public and broadcast since 2000. Under Pressure (Bowie’s hit duet with British rock band Queen) is at number two, and Starman (the inaugural story of persona Ziggy Stardust), at number three.

David Bowie’s top 20 most played tracks span three decades of recordings with the earliest, Space Oddity, released in 1969, appearing in the chart at number seven, and Absolute Beginners, released in 1986, at number 19.

The chart was compiled by music licensing company PPL.

1. Let’s Dance, David Bowie

2. Under Pressure, David Bowie and Queen

3. Starman, David Bowie

4. Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie

5. Rebel Rebel, David Bowie

6. Space Oddity, David Bowie

7. Life on Mars?, David Bowie

8. Changes, David Bowie

9. The Jean Genie, David Bowie

10. China Girl, David Bowie

11. Heroes, David Bowie

12. Modern Love, David Bowie

13. Young Americans, David Bowie

14. Golden Years, David Bowie

15. Sound and Vision, David Bowie

16. Fashion, David Bowie

17. Sorrow, David Bowie

18. Dancing in the Street, David Bowie and Mick Jagger

19. Absolute Beginners, David Bowie

20. Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie