LONDON - JUNE 1972: Musician David Bowie poses for a portrait in his "Ziggy Stardust" guise in June 1972 in London, England.
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O happy day! David Bowie, that chamelonic shapeshifter who's been defining and redefining pop music for 46 years, celebrates his 67th birthday today, and it's a perfect excuse for our Essential David Bowie Playlist.

Check out the playlist below to listen to nearly 50 songs spanning all of the Thin White Duke's many phases. Take a listen below and embrace the heavens and angels for the king's special day.