Ashes to Ashes revisits the hero of Bowie's first big hit, Space Oddity, eleven years later. That may, plus its early eighties timing, be the only reason they have chosen it. Or there may be more to it?
(full lyrics here)
Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour from ground control
Oh no, don't say its true
They got a message from the action man
'I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all, I've needed love
Sordid details following'
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know major tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low
Time and again I tell myself
Ill stay clean tonight
Oh no, not again
It would be quite a daring decision, but I don't think it's beyond the reach of the show's creators.