The July 2001 edition of Arena magazine (UK) has a survey of British celebrities, all asked to comment on just what makes us British.
They're all big success stories, and all addressing that weird and wonderful idea we call Britishness....
Each contributor was asked a series of questions and two of them chose David in their replies :-
Dougie Payne (bass player : Travis)
Q : One person who defines Britishness?
A : The Britishness you'd want to have portrayed abroad would be David Bowie. A true British gent.
Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim)
Q : What song should be the new national anthem?
A : David Bowie's 'Heroes'. It says : 'We could be heroes...' We aren't but we could be.
So its singalong to 'Heroes' at the England V Germany match then ;-) We always stand up to this song anyway, don't we?