Hi, everyone. We’re on Day 7 of the music challenge: a song that’s been covered by another artist. I chose “China Girl.”
According to Gimme Danger: The Story of Iggy Pop, which I am presently reading, the song is about heroin addiction. That’s pretty far removed from the inter-ethnic love story portrayed by David Bowie’s music video.
Here are both singer-songwriter Iggy Pop’s version and David Bowie’s cover for your consideration.