David Bowie’s comeback single rockets to Number One on iTunes

'Where Are We Now?' overtakes hits by Rihanna and Taylor Swift on its day of release

David Bowie‘s comeback single has stormed to the top of the UK iTunes chart on its day of release.

‘Where Are We Now?’ became available to download this morning (January 8 2013) after Bowie announced the release of his first album in 10 years. Titled ‘The Next Day’, the LP will be released in the UK and most nations worldwide on March 11.

As of 3pm, the single has already climbed to Number One on the iTunes “Top Songs” chart in the UK, leapfrogging tracks by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and will.i.am feat Britney Spears. You can watch the video for ‘Where Are We Now?’ by scrolling down to the bottom of this article and clicking ‘play’.


Meanwhile, bookies have already slashed odds on ‘The Next Day’ making Number One on the UK albums chart to 6-1 – with odds of the album yielding an official UK Number One single at 9-1.

Bowie, who turns 66 today, has kept an incredibly low profile in recent years and shocked fans with his unexpected album news this morning. His last LP, ‘Reality’, came out back in 2003. The full tracklisting for ‘The Next Day’ is as follows:

‘The Next Day’
‘Dirty Boys’
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘Valentine’s Day’
‘If You Can See Me’
‘I’d Rather Be High’
‘Boss Of Me’
‘Dancing Out In Space’
‘How Does The Grass Grow’
‘(You Will) Set The World On Fire’
‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’

Deluxe Version bonus tracks

‘So She’
‘I’ll Take You There’

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