Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, August 23, 1980 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song can be seen as a sequel to Bowie's 1969 hit, "Space Oddity." It revisits the fictional astronaut, Major Tom, who is now in space. He has regained communication with Ground Control and tells them he is happy, but they deem him nothing but a "junkie, strung out in heavens high, hitting an all-time low." Fans believe this to be Bowie's autobiographical piece about his fight against drug abuse and other personal demons.

Ashes to Ashes FAQs

Who sang Ashes to Ashes?

Ashes to Ashes was performed by David Bowie

What year did Ashes to Ashes get to the UK number 1 spot?

Ashes to Ashes first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, August 23, 1980

How long was Ashes to Ashes at number 1 in the UK?

Ashes to Ashes spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.