Song #45 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “China Girl”, originally by Iggy Pop, and covered by David Bowie. Here’s the original:
Yet another “Song that I didn’t know was a cover” song. The instrumentation is different, but you can certainly see where Bowie was coming from in his version from this. And speaking of Bowie:
I recall that video causing a bit of a stir back in the day because it was a wee bit to sexxay for MTV. Seems awfully quaint, no? Still a heck of a catchy tune, though I’d guess it might be controversial today for insensitivity rather than titillation. What do you think?