David Bowie wrote and released Changes on his album Hunky Dory in 1971 then as a single in 1972. Despite missing the 1970's Top 40, Changes has evolved into a Bowie signature song, now known all around the world as the sound to tune into when thinking about Changes. “ It turned into this monster that nobody would stop asking for at concerts: 'Dye-vid, Dye-vid – do Changes!' I had no idea it would become such a popular thing." Bowie is commonly quoted as saying. In 2004, Changes was ranked 127th on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Changes "started out as a parody of a nightclub song, a kind of throwaway" Bowie is again regularly quoted as saying. Well, it clearly seems that Bowie's 'throwaway' Changes is a boomerang that refuses to not come back: And in today’s climate of increasingly complex changes, I think that it is hardly surprising that the finite Chameleon artist, David Bowie, is Chan6es nominated King of all Change music and lyrics.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change The courage to change the things I can And the wisdom to know the difference ~ Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)