Pin It
Bowie on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth
Bowie on the set of The Man Who Fell to EarthSteve Schapiro

David Bowie’s music has officially landed on TikTok

Get ready for TikTok dances synchronised to ‘Space Oddity’

January 8 is the fifth anniversary of David Bowie’s 25th and final album, Blackstar, as well as what would have been the musician’s 74th birthday. Previously, Bowie’s record label have released long lost demos and an EP of his final recordings to mark the occasion, but this year’s commemoration has taken a slightly different route.

As revealed in the caption to a career-spanning montage on his official Instagram account, David Bowie’s music can now be found on TikTok

Users on the social media app will be able to soundtrack their videos with iconic tracks, including “Let’s Dance” and “Space Oddity”. So far, fans’ comments show a mixed reaction; while some suggest his music deserves better, others have praised the attempt to keep his legacy alive with a younger demographic. 

On New Year’s Day, NTS Radio aired an archival conversation between Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto from 1983. Two new David Bowie EPs were also released last year, while a selection of live recordings and reissues – including a version of The Man Who Sold The World with its original title – have seen the light of day since the musician’s death on January 10, 2016.

View the announcement that Bowie’s music is heading to TikTok below.