"Ziggy Stardust" is a song written by David Bowie in 1972 for the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The name Stardust was inspired by the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. The song is ranked #277 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
The British gothic rock band Bauhaus recorded a version of "Ziggy Stardust" as their eighth single. The single was released in October 1982 through Beggars Banquet Records and reached number fifteen on the UK Singles Chart. The B-side is a Brian Eno cover. It was released in 7" and 12" format on the Beggar's Banquet label. The 12" additional live track "I'm Waiting for the Man" is a Velvet Underground cover.