David Bowie's cover is the most famous version of "Sorrow." It comes from his cover project album, Pin Ups
, released in 1973, which peaked at #1 and stayed in the UK album charts for 21 weeks. The album later re-entered the charts on two more occasions, for 15 weeks peaking at #57, and for one more week at #52. "Sorrow" itself was the only single from Pin Ups
to chart, staying for 15 weeks on the UK singles chart, peaking at #3. The B-side was "Amsterdam
," a song originally by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.