He is the man who made being dorky cool and today – May 14 – David Byrne turns 61 years old. From his days of wearing suits with shoulder pads that made linebackers look miniature to his bike racks project to his most recent studio album with St. Vincent, Byrne is a man who never stops reimagining the world we live in and offering inspiration for the dreamer within each of us. His approach may seem to be a quiet one but since the first time he stepped up to the mic he has been making the world a more beautiful and interesting place.

To celebrate Byrne’s birthday we have compiled some of our favorite videos from throughout the decades. Feel free to bob your shoulders like the birthday boy taught you to.
David Byrne – ‘Like Humans Do’

Talking Heads – ‘Life During Wartime’

David Byrne – ‘Tiny Apocalypse’

Talking Heads – ‘Heaven’

David Byrne & St. Vincent – ‘Who’

David Byrne – ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Images: Boing Boing, WFPK.

Words: Emma Remington