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Unfortunately, there are no fixed standards as to how much of a song you can use without infringing the song owner's copyright. There is a provision of the copyright law known as fair use that permits limited uses of music for what is loftily called transformative purposes, such as commentary or criticism.
Your choices are to ask for permission or use the music without permission.
Of course you need to ask, would anyone actually find out?
In reality probably not.
You can mention David Bowie and indeed the track.
But probably the record company wont find out.
You would need to change around 20% of it so it was not the same
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