"Nightclubbing" as written by and Iggy Pop David Bowie....
Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing
We're what's happening

Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing
We're an ice machine

We see people, brand-new people
They're something to see

Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing
Oh, isn't it wild?

Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing
We're walking through town

Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing
We walk like a ghost

We learn dances, brand-new dances
Like the nuclear bomb

When we're nightclubbing, bright-white clubbing
Oh, isn't it wild?


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"Nightclubbing" as written by James Newell Jr Osterberg David Bowie

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  • +2
    General Commentlike a continuation of Bowie's "Fashion", this takes the piss out of 70's cocaine-induced, shallow, "look-at-me" disco nightlife. And all the while Bowie and Pop are both contributing their part...
    I love the zombie-ish, brainless, monotone voice Pop has here, especially the unenthusiastic "Oh isn't it wild?". Surely Berlin-inspired...
    Chinupon December 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about night clubbing. xD
    These lyrics hold absolutely no value, but... such a kickass song...
    Willboeon February 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song... kind of makes me think of driving around late at night...
    Girgoon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love his vocals in this song.
    Somaliveon April 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat great great song ! Iggy's vocals are really good, especially on the second half, when they're much more nasal... Is it Mick Ronson who played that stoned guitar part ? And what a perfect beat ! I particularly love the line : 'Night clubbing we're night clubbing / We're an ice machine'
    The Dog That Ate...on December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlou reed doesn't sing on this or any other iggy pop song...all of those voices are iggy's. the "stoned guitar part" was played by david bowie, who ended up playing most of the instruments on the album. i like the story about how just the two of them recorded the song after the other musicians had left the studio, and while iggy said he was happy with it the way it was, david suggested real drums would sound better. iggy disagreed and defended the drum machine: "it kicks ass! it's better than a drummer!" and the rest, as they say, is a song that trent reznor sampled the kick drum from.
    bonepaperon June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it might be about the cold war. if you know where the idiot was recorded it kinda makes sence. but needless to say iggy was a bit of a party animal so it could be litral.
    amemton November 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the feel, lyrics are average. Kinda predictable. Great in Trainspotting.
    minuetteon October 10, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is where trent got inspiration for closer.you can hear it in the intro
    slevletteon September 30, 2006   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThe second vocals are by the man himself Lou Reed- his entry is probably the sleaziest moment in music ever. genius.
    Omnicideon January 15, 2007   Link

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