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Released: May 1987

Rating: 2.450 (average of 16 ratings)

Genre: pop/rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Day-In Day-Out [5:36]
  2. Time Will Crawl [4:18]
  3. Beat of Your Drum [5:03]
  4. Never Let Me Down (Alomar/Bowie) [4:05]
  5. Zeroes [5:44]
  6. Glass Spider [5:30]
  7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) [5:04]
  8. New York’s in Love [4:31]
  9. ’87 and Cry [4:18]
  10. Too Dizzy (Bowie/Kizilcay) [4:30]
  11. Bang Bang (Pop) [4:28]
Songs written by David Bowie unless indicated otherwise.

Total Running Time: 49:12


sales in U.S. only ½ million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 100,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 2.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 34
peak on U.K. album chart 6


  • Day-In, Day-Out (4/4/87) #21 US, #17 UK, #3 AR
  • Time Will Crawl (5/2/87) #33 UK, #7 AR
  • Bang Bang (5/23/87) #38 AR
  • Never Let Me Down (8/8/87) #27 US, #34 UK, #15 AR

Notes: B-sides “Julie” and “Girls”, along with the title track from the soundtrack of When the Wind Blows, were added to the Virgin Records CD reissue.

Never Let Me Down
David Bowie
“David Bowie broke away from the mainstream pop of Tonight with 1987's Never Let Me Down, turning out a jumbled mix of loud guitar rockers and art rock experiments like the failed Glass Spider. While it's not as consistent as Tonight, it's far more interesting, with the John Lennon homage of the title track being one of his most underrated songs” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 31, 2008.