Hear David Bowie’s ‘Golden Years’ Covered by James Murphy
Ben Stiller's new movie While We're Young features a diverse array of artists on the soundtrack, including David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Foreigner and Survivor. Of special interest is Bowie's "Golden Years," which appears alongside a cover of the song by former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy.
Clocking in at just over a minute in length, Murphy's version of the song presents Bowie's 1975 single as an instrumental performed on glockenspiel — a far cry from the original, which acted as a bridge between the "plastic soul" of Young Americans and the electronic pop of Station to Station. One of several cuts Murphy recorded for the soundtrack, its posting arrives several days after the debut of another of Murphy's While We're Young contributions, "We Used to Dance."
Co-starring Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver, While We're Young finds director Noah Baumbach (who previously worked with Stiller on 2010's Greenberg) telling the story of a middle-aged couple (played by Stiller and Watts) whose lives and relationship are upended after they befriend a younger couple (Seyfried and Driver). Due in theaters March 27, it made its premiere last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the While We're Young soundtrack track listing below, along with Bowie's original version of "Golden Years."
While We're Young Soundtrack Track Listing
James Murphy, "Golden Years"
Antonio Vivaldi, "Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV. 93"
Lionel Richie, "All Night Long (All Night)"
A Tribe Called Quest, "Buggin’ Out"
The Psychedelic Furs, "The Ghost in You"
Danny Kaye, "The Inch Worm"
James Murphy, "Only the Stars Above Welcome Me Home"
Haim, "Falling" (Duke Dumont Remix)
Survivor, "Eye of the Tiger"
Antonio Vivaldi, "Andante du Concerto Pour Flautino en ut Majeur"
Foreigner, "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Paul McCartney & Wings, "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five"
James Murphy, "We Used to Dance"
David Bowie, "Golden Years"
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