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Happy 40th Anniversary To ‘Ashes To Ashes’, Released 40 Years Ago Today!

August 8th, 2020 | by admin

Released on this day in 1980. Ashes To Ashes was the first single from the 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and became Bowie’s second UK No. 1 single. It entered the UK singles chart at #4, going to #1 a week later, where it stayed for 2 weeks.

It is also known for its incredible video, directed by Bowie and David Mallet, which at the time was the most expensive music video ever made. You can watch it above.

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