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SYDNEY - JANUARY 01: SINGER DAVID BOWIE PERFORMS DURING HIS GLASS SPIDER TOUR IN 1987, AT SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

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David Bowie: “Modern Love”

The Hook: Bowie wishes the backing vocals were more “Little Richard.”

Album: Let’s Dance

Year: 1983

Writer: David Bowie

Stats: Peaked at number-six on Billboard’s Top Rock Tracks chart and number-14 on the Hot 100.

Background: “Modern Love” was the third single off David Bowie’s Let’s Dance album and a hit on both the rock and pop charts. He tells us that despite its success, it didn’t turn out quite as well as he’d hoped.

David Bowie on “Modern Love” not being quite as good he thought it should be. OC:…not bad. :07

“Always disappointed that it wasn’t more Little Richard. It should have been, in terms of the vocal backings. But never mind, it was not bad.”

David Bowie - Modern Love

Music video by David Bowie performing Modern Love.