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David Bowie

China Girl

Rock
  • Dance
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Musical
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1983
  • 1983
  • 1972
  • 2011
  • 1981
  • 1998

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“China Girl” is a song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop’s album The Idiot (1977). It was more widely popularized when it was rerecorded and released by Bowie on his album Let’s Dance (1983). Bowie decided to put the song on his album when Pop, his friend and musical collaborator, was in financial straits (due to his struggle with drug addiction) and was close to facing bankruptcy. Bowie decided to release the song on Let’s Dance so that Pop could collect half the royalties (as co-writer of the track) and get back on his feet financially. An edit of David Bowie’s 1983 version was also released as a single. Under the auspices of Nile Rodgers, the song was given a much more commercial sheen than Pop’s darker, more... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh oh oh ohoo little china girl ... And when I get excited ... Oh baby just you shut your mouth

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