Suffragette City (3:25)

Cover of The Best of David Bowie 1969-74

From The Best of David Bowie 1969-74 and 44 other releases

“Suffragette City” is a single by David Bowie.

Recorded towards the end of the Ziggy Stardust sessions, “Suffragette City” is a trademark piece of early 1970s Bowie glam, with a piano riff heavily influenced by Little Richard, a lyrical reference to the film A Clockwork Orange (the word “droogie”) and the sing-along hook “Wham bam thank you ma’am!”, and an influence on the punk rock movement that came several years after the song’s release. The song has become a fixture of Bowie’s live shows, and one of his best known album cuts.

In 1976, it was issued as a single to promote the ChangesOneBowie compilation in the UK, with the US single edit of “Stay” on the B-side. The single failed to chart. Suffragette City was also featured as a track in the 2006 Atari game Driver: Parallel Lines.


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Hey man, ah leave me alone you know
Hey man, well Henry, get off the phone, I gotta
Hey man, I gotta straighten my face
This mellow black chick just put my spine out of place

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