I find this song to be quite relaxing to listen to while writing – it’s catchy and its epic, upbeat nature keeps me on my toes. While I enjoy the sound of the late, great Bowie’s voice, I find it a tad distracting in this song. (I read that this song was originally composed as just an instrumental piece, by the way.) So when I’m writing, I prefer an instruments-only version.
The original version, plaintive, revolutionary vocals and all, can be found here.