I enjoy Bowie's music a lot, but was more influenced by him as a 70s fashion icon than anything else. His brand of androgynous drag, over-the-top glam chic and ambiguous sexuality was one of the things that led me into the club world to begin with. His chic even translated to his film appearances like "The Hunger". So hot.
Also, everyone loves to put down his 80s top-40 commercial pop stint, but personally I loved that period of his career as much as the rest of it. I would just as soon rock out to "Cat People", "Under Pressure" or "Let's Dance" as I would to Pin-Ups or Ziggy Stardust. Granted those songs were not brilliant but they were good clean fun and there's a lot to be said for that.