Life on Mars?", also known as "(Is There) Life on Mars?", is a song by David Bowie, first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory and also released as a single. The song, with cryptic lyrics by Bowie and prominent piano by Rick Wakeman. When released as a single in 1973, "Life on Mars?" reached number three in the UK Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for thirteen weeks. A music video was filmed by Mick Rock to promote the single release.
Life on Mars? is often considered one of the true masterpieces of the Bowie Canon. Originally released on the Hunky Dory album in 1971, it was made a single in 1973 during the height of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era. The song details the story of a young girl who wants to go the movies, while her parents are not completely behind the idea. She goes to the movies anyway to find entertainment and escape the mundane reality. Instead, she finds out that the movie is a saddening bore as a poor parody of the mundane reality of her existence. The situation prompts Bowie to raise the question, whether.
Life On Mars? (оригинал David Bowie). Жизнь на Марсе? (перевод Дмитрий Глухих из Кирова). It's a god-awful small affair. Это чертовски маленькое дельце. To the girl with the mousy hair. Для девушки с волосами мышиного цвета. But her mummy is yelling "No". He's in the best selling show. Что является героем популярного шоу. Is there life on Mars? Есть ли жизнь на Марсе? It's on America's tortured brow. Именно на американской вымученной земле. That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow. Тот Микки Маус вырастил корову. Now the workers have struck for fame. Теперь рабочие борются на славу, 'Cause Lennon's on sale again.
Album: Hunky Dory (1971). Charted: 3. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. David from London, United KingdomI think Bowie was probably influenced in writing of Mars by the NASA Mariner missions of the late 60s and early 70s. The last was in 1971 probably around the time this song was written. Point I would make Mariner Sailor. So even thought the two lines seem rather disconnected, they aren't - sailors fighting on the dance floor, but the issue of life on Mars is being addressed by Mariner (also a "sailor"). And for many years after I bought the album I thought he was singing, "There's lemons on sale again. Gordon from Logansport, InNO.
Life On Mars?" It's a god-awful small affair To the girl with the mousy hair But her mummy is yelling, "No!" And her daddy has told her to go But her friend is nowhere to be seen Now she walks through her sunken dream To the seat with the clearest view And she's hooked to the silver screen
Song "Life On Mars" ukulele chords and tabs by David Bowie. Free and guaranteed quality tablature with ukulele chord charts, transposer and auto scroller. David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8th January 1947 in Brixton, London, UK) was an English rock singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Active during six decades of popular music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. Shortly after releasing his 25th studio album Blackstar, it was announced Bowie died on 10 January 2016, following an eighteen-month battle with cancer. All songs by David Bowie. Need some help? Top 10 Viewed Songs Today.
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Description Music video by David Bowie performing Life On Mars?. David Bowie (1967 album).
We have an official Life On Mars tab made by UG professional guitarists. Check out the tab . Backing track. NOTE: The recording on the David Bowie album "Hunky Dory" is in the key of F. This transcription transposes the song up to the key of G and therefore cannot be played along with the original recording. PICKING PATTERN: For the verse, pick with the following pattern- the base note and first and second strings all simultaneously, then the third string.
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|A||Life On Mars ?
Producer – Ken ScottWritten-By – David Bowie
|B||The Man Who Sold The World
Producer – Tony ViscontiWritten-By – David Bowie
- Manufactured By – RCA Ltd.
- Record Company – RCA Records
- Published By – Titanic Music
- Published By – Chrysalis Music
A Gem Production
(taken from the album "Hunky Dory" SF 8244)
Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by the actor)
(taken from the album of the same name LSP 4816)
Produced by Tony Visconti
The writing on the label is completely different to Life On Mars?
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): RCA 2316 A
- Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): RCA 2316 B
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): RCA 2316 A 1E
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): RCA 2316 B 1E
|RCA 2316||David Bowie||Life On Mars? (7", Single, Sol)||RCA Victor||RCA 2316||UK||1973|
|RCA 2316||David Bowie||Life On Mars? (7", Single, Promo, Kno)||RCA Victor||RCA 2316||UK||1973|
|RCA 2316||David Bowie||Life On Mars? (7", Single, Kno)||RCA Victor||RCA 2316||Ireland||1973|
|RCA 2316||David Bowie||Life On Mars (7", Single, Kno)||RCA Victor||RCA 2316||UK||1973|
|RCA 2316||David Bowie||Life On Mars (7", Single, Pus)||RCA Victor||RCA 2316||UK||1973|