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80's Flashback

David Bowie, Loving The Alien, 1985. A vivid depiction of Bowie's famous dislike for organized religion, Loving The Alien was the second single off 1984's Tonight. Unlike the first single, Blue Jean, it was not a hit, failing to chart everywhere but the UK, where it reached #19. Bowie's label had resisted it releasing as a single at all, probably due to its subject matter, but he insisted after reading a review calling it an overdue return to form after 1983's Nile Rodgers-produced dance-heavy smash album Let's Dance. In 2002 an excellent remix by Scumfrog finally landed Loving The Alien on American charts when it reached #9 on dance.

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