David Bowie got his inspiration for ‘Where Are We Now?’ from Extras!

Song sounds similar to a track he performed on Ricky Gervais' show

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Posted 20th January 2013 in News, David Bowie | By Clickmusic News Desk
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If you're plagued with a feeling of familiarity when you listen to David Bowie's comeback single, there's a good reason.

YouTube user CraigrowBrooklyn spotted that Bowie's acclaimed new single 'Where Are We Now?' sounds just like a song he wrote and performed in Ricky Gervais' Extras.

Titled 'Chubby Little Loser', Bowie writes the song on the spot to describe Ricky's character on the show, an actor who struggles to find fame on his own terms and has to write a naff BBC sitcom.

Listen to the similarities below: