Young Americans
David Bowie

Scanning life through the picture window
She finds the slinky vagabond
He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang
But Heaven forbid, she'll take anything

- David Sanborn on saxophone -

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975
  • peaked at No. 18 on the UK Singles chart in 1975
  • from the album Young Americans (1975)
  • ranks #486 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • on the record:
         David Bowie- vocals, guitar
         Willie Weeks- bass
         Mike Garson- piano
         Andy Newmark- drums
         David Sanborn- saxophone
         Luther Vandross- backing vocals
         Pablo Rosario- percussion
         Larry Washington- congas
         Ava Cherry- backing vocals
         Robin Clark- backing vocals
  • written by David Bowie
  • produced by Tony Visconti
  • recorded Aug 11, 1974 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA
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