David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’ single was released in the United Kingdom on 21 February 1975, four days after its US release. The album Young Americans followed on 7 March.
The single, RCA 2523, peaked at number 18 in the UK. The b-side was a live recording of ‘Suffragette City’ from the David Live album.
In the US it became Bowie’s biggest hit to date, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 20 on the Cash Box chart. His previous highest-charting single had been ‘Rebel Rebel’, which went no higher than number 64.
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