DAVID BOWIE’S “LAZARUS”/SOUND CAFFEINE: Number 7 on Billboard’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016

The video for David Bowie's "Lazarus" places at number 7 on Billboard's list of Top 10 Music Videos for 2016. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
The video for David Bowie’s “Lazarus” places at number 7 on Billboard’s list of Top 10 Music Videos for 2016.

Billboard’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016: Number 7, “Lazarus” by David Bowie

We’re celebrating the past year in music videos! Billboard recently published their list of the 10 Best Music Videos of 2016. We’re sharing that list here. At number 7, we have David Bowie’s “Lazarus.” RIP Thin White Duke.

David Bowie’s “Lazarus” Lyrics

Look up here, I’m in heaven
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I’m in danger
I’ve got nothing left to lose
I’m so high it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cell phone down below
Ain’t that just like me?

By the time I got to New York
I was living like a king
There I’d used up all my money
I was looking for your ass
This way or no way
You know, I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now, ain’t that just like me?
Oh, I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Oh, I’ll be free
Ain’t that just like me?

From Billboard:

7. David Bowie, “Lazarus”

Not only did Bowie write his own epitaph with the art rock masterpiece Blackstar, but he enacted his own impending death with the “Lazarus” video. With his head wrapped in bandages and buttons in place of his eyes, Bowie writhes on his deathbed while singing his swan song. Bowie also semi-comically acts out the process of composing his parting artistic statement in the “Lazarus” video, as we see him scribbling away in the Bible-esque Blackstar book, which featured prominently in his previous video for the 10-minute title track. Like Bowie himself, it’s easy to get a read on the video’s overall tone, but the details remain inscrutable.

Check out the 10 Best Videos of 2016

10. Rihanna, “Needed Me”


9. Radiohead, “Burn the Witch”


8. Lil Uzi Vert, “You Was Right”

7. David Bowie, “Lazarus”

Image Amplified: The Flash and Glam of All Things Pop Culture. From the Runway to the Red Carpet, High Fashion to Music, Movie Stars to Supermodels.

Related Post

Author: Image Amplified

Image Amplified: The Flash and Glam of All Things Pop Culture. From the Runway to the Red Carpet, High Fashion to Music, Movie Stars to Supermodels.