Title: "China Girl"
Artist: David Bowie
Album: Let's Dance, 1983
Written By: David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Lively discussion around here lately, that's great. Don't see why we shouldn't push forward. This first appeared on Iggy Pop's 1977 solo debut The Idiot, but I've always loved Bowie's slicker rendition. Imperialism never sounded so sexy, although some say the song is really about heroin. Contains what may be my favorite lyric in any rock song: "I'm feeling tragic like I'm Marlon Brando." So great. On top of all that, you've got greasy guitar lines from Stevie Ray Vaughan throughout. Alright Statler and Waldorf, fire away.
BELOW: Unfortunately, I could only find the single edit on YouTube, so you're missing about a minute from the album version (much of what was cut was Vaughan).