David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes (1980)
Released on 8th August 1980, Ashes to Ashes was the first track to be released from the Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album. It was also David Bowie's fourth hit single of the 80s. Both the single and album reached #1 in the UK, and the song's lyrics refer to Bowie's Major Tom character.
Other songs released from the album were (in release order); Fashion (UK #5, US 70), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (UK #20) and Up The Hill Backwards (UK #32).
Overall, David Bowie released 26 hit singles during the 1980s, including a couple with his much underrated band Tin Machine at the end of the decade.