Greatest Songs, #481: “Young Americans” by David Bowie

Album: Young Americans (RCA Records)
Year: 1975
Written by: David Bowie
Billboard Hot 100: #28

 From Rolling Stone:

In 1975, Bowie traded his glammed-out Ziggy Stardust persona for an album of what he called “plastic soul.” Yet this R&B homage is one of his warmest, wildest tales, recorded in Philadelphia with a then-unknown Luther Vandross on backing vocals. “It’s about a newlywed couple who don’t know if they really like each other,” Bowie said.