Now, it looks like TikTok creatives are coming together to honor the late musician in a big way. For the new #TheStarman challenge, users on the platform are recreating some of Bowie’s most iconic looks from throughout the years.
It’s a pretty big day for David Bowie fans. Along with celebrating his birthday, TikTok users now have the ability to create videos set to some of his most classic songs. This week, a Bowie tribute TikTok @davidbowie officially announced that his biggest tunes are available to use on the platform.
@davidbowieTo celebrate David Bowie’s birthday, you can now find all your favourite Bowie songs on TikTok👨🎤##TheStarman ##DavidBowie ##Bowie ##Music♬ Let’s Dance (2018 Remaster) – David Bowie
“He remains one of the most influential and acclaimed artists of all time and his music has defined multiple generations and cultural moments,” TikTok’s Head of UK Music Operations Paul Hourican says. “We know the excitement our community will find discovering his music and creating using the indisputable Bowie sound.”
@davidbowieTo celebrate ##TheStarman’s life & arrival on TikTok, show us your recreations of his iconic looks throughout his career! 👨🎤##DavidBowie ##Challenge♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
Bowie’s biggest hits haven’t even been available on TikTok for a week yet. However, fans are already coming through with some amazing recreations of his legendary fashion moments. Naturally, Ziggy Stardust is one of the most popular looks so far.
@whatsername1.0Here’s some makeup looks inspired by the iconic David Bowie! What do you think? ##TheStarMan musicad♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
@makeuppbyruthieSome more David Bowie ⚡️ ##TheStarman ##DavidBowie ##fyp ##foryou♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
@hanamartinx6 David Bowie looks in 1 day 🥰 ##TheStarman♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
@rhia.officialYou have 10 seconds to guess the legendary singer!? ##TheStarman musicad♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
@sebbbyjonIt’s Bowie’s birthday so I had too! ##foryou##fyp##thestarman##Davidbowie##ad♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
@noordabashhwaiting in the sky ##thestarman ##fyp ##foryou♬ Starman (2012 Remaster) – David Bowie
On Saturday, Jan. 9, some of music’s biggest talent are coming together for a Bowie tribute show. A Bowie Celebration will include appearances from Adam Lambert, Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor, the Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen and YUNGBLUD among others.
Along with all of this, Bowie fans received a big gift on his 74th birthday. Two unreleased covers have been shared on streaming platforms. The first recording is Bowie’s reimagining of John Lennon‘s “Mother.” Bowie originally recorded the cover in 1998 with producer Tony Visconti.
Are you going to take part in the #TheStarman TikTok challenge? What are your reactions to David Bowie’s unearthed John Lennon and Bob Dylan covers? Let us know in the comments below.