David Bowie (1947 - 2016) wrote and released his song 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 keeps on coming back: And in today’s climate of increasingly complex changes, I think that it is hardly surprising that the finite artist, musical chameleon David Bowie, was chosen by Chan6es to be our honorary King of change music and lyrics.
Give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I can't