Bowie Scores In A Whole New Language

August 4 [14:00 EDT] -- David Bowie currently owns the number one song in Hong Kong, but might not know it if you hear the track.

The chart-topper is a Mandarin language version of Bowie's "Seven Years In Tibet" sung by the thin white duke himself. Bowie became the first non-Asian artist to hit number one on the chart, and is currently enjoying his second week in the top spot.

The song, which weighs in on China's oppression of Tibet, is the latest in a string of musical statements that Bowie has made on the topic. He has also contributed a track, "Planet Of Dreams," to a compilation (called "Long Live Tibet") which will benefit the Tibet House Trust. Bowie joins Radiohead, Kula Shaker, Björk, Pulp, Blur, and others on the album.