Who Sang Ashes to Ashes? David Bowie

David Bowie Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps cover art

Some other versions of "Ashes to Ashes"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, David Bowie
release date: 1980-9
length: 4:25
producer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
guitar: Robert Fripp, Chuck Hammer and Carlos Alomar
recording engineer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
assistant engineer: Jeff Hendrickson and Larry Alexander
vocal: David Bowie
keyboard: David Bowie
percussion: Dennis Davis
electric bass guitar: George Murray
background vocals: Chris Porter, Tony Visconti and Lynn Maitland
piano: Roy Bittan
synthesizer: Andy Clark
Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song?
I've heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed, love
Sordid details following"

The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick but the planet it's glowing

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too"
One flash of light but no smoking pistol

I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never done bad things (I never done bad things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It’s No Game, Part 1
  • 2 Up the Hill Backwards
  • 3 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  • 4 Ashes to Ashes
  • 5 Fashion
  • 6 Teenage Wildlife
  • 7 Scream Like a Baby
  • 8 Kingdom Come
  • 9 Because You’re Young
  • 10 It’s No Game, Part 2

  • Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin