Single release: Fashion

David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ was released as a single on 24 October 1980. It was the second single from Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), which had come out the previous month.

The b-side in most territories was ‘Scream Like A Baby’, although in Japan it was issued with ‘It’s No Game (No. 1)’ on the flipside.

Fashion single – United Kingdom

The single version was an edit which reduced the length from 4:47 to 3:27. This removed most of Robert Fripp’s squalling guitar solos.

‘Fashion’ was most successful in the United Kingdom, where it reached number five. It was also a top ten hit in Norway, South Africa, and Sweden. In the USA it peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.

US album release: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Single release: Under Pressure
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