Original Song: Martha and the Vandellas "Dancing In the Street" (1965)


Impossible to separate this track from its either homoerotic or just plain preening video, in which our two washed-up middle-aged Narcissi flop around down the city avenue in ways illegal in several states while making kissy faces and wearing clothes that don't fit.

Conceived for Live Aid and recently revived on Family Guy, the clip was an all-time MTV car wreck. And between exaggerated phrasing (especially from Bowie, who really had no business singing anything since he misplaced his high register in 1981 or so) and shout-outs to sundry global villages for no comprehensible purpose, the musical performance holds up its end of the bargain as well.