Top Ten Duran Duran Songs
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This song made me a fan of duran duran. Simple guitar riff, synth and bass. But still it's the catchiest song of duran duran. And one of the best songs ever made.
Duran Duran is an artist and then there still alive. Hungry Like The Wolf lyrics she said. Hungry Like The Wolf goes Dark in the city, night as wire and then chorus
-Amazing, Duran Duran is so amazing and I can't believe that people don't listen to them or care for them any more and now they listen to rubbish like Ed Sheeran nowadays?
This song is catchy and it screams 80s - AjklothV12 Comments
I can easily dance to this song, even though I'm a poor dancer. The music is funky and fresh. The lyrics are kinda stupid, but they match the sound of the song.
Love the lyrics; nearest Duran Duran come to poetry.
I can't dance but this would probably be a good dance song - Ajkloth
Song that made me actually like Duran Duran...V8 Comments
A view to a kill one there greatest hits. There first number 1 song in the U.S.A. and 1st number 1 james bond theme song. One of there unique song ever.
Love it Love it Love it, I went to the Eiffel Tower last year and was remembering the video.
This song was the only reason that A View to a Kill wasn't considered the worst Bond Movies ever
So much energy in the songV5 Comments
I feel like taking a nap every time I here that song. I wonder why people don't listen to duran duran anymore. People just listen to pop songs like shake it off. Well guess what pop stinks
On my "relax" playlist on itunes, this is amongst the most often played. Loved the keyboards especially at the end. Beautiful music video as well.
The melody that Nick Rhodes created, I bow down to you Sir! Memorable and will always put a smile on your face when you here that and this song
A great song from an even greater album.V8 Comments
This is probably my all time fave of theirs. I think the reason why I love it so is because it was probably their first song and video that I saw and just instantly fell in love with that video. You can see their fun side, their glamorous side and hear all the musical layers wrapped up with that first giggle! I love watching them play it live, because you can see how much they love playing it. Even though I adore some of their lesser known songs like "Palomino" and their version of "Watching the Detectives", this song does it for me!
Rio and Duran Duran are Called Bands are 4 Players each person Who Sings the song Like Dirty Little Secret The All American Rejects are a Band (Movie Version
Great vocals, instruments, video... Best mainstream Duran Duran ever!
Rio is such a fun song. Always puts me in a good mood. - AjklothV5 Comments
Haunting and nostalgic! I like that it's not one of their big hits and only die-hards are really committed to it.
it's simply the best, but save a prayer comes very very close
This is one of the few songs in the world that I could listen to for a week straight and still love it, not saying I'm going to do it.
"And the sun drips down bedding heavy behind
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined
And the droning engine throbs in time
With your beating heart" The song is even a good poem by itself!
Check out the Deftones cover, its awesomeV6 Comments
Listening to it right now! Brilliant tune and always reminds me of Ashes to Ashes!
And not because of the video either. Honest! Liked that close up shot of the oil though. Anyway, this one is very catchy. This track was stuck in my head for so long, it ain't funny. One of the most interesting songs of the 80s for me, in terms of production. A very unique sound indeed.
See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight
Unusual; sexy; mysterious: second only to my obsession with Planet Earth, 34 years running...V3 Comments
Can't tell you how long it took me to nail this part of the song as a teenager: Gotta take pay the saints 'n sinners
In regulation hats 'n scarves 'n things
Walking in formation down the lane,
They carry their cross, make a church bell ring
Army majors pull a mean cool truth,
There lying in a swimming pool
Searching for the undeniable truth that
A man is just a fool
I disagree... Great song... Not one that gets played a lot but that is a disservice to a great melody and synth riff. Listen to the drums... And Simon's almost hysterical singing... Pure DD!
Love this song... You really need a top 25 for Duran with so many great songs!
Amazing songV3 Comments
The Arena album is without a doubt one of their BEST albums
My brother is wild so he should here this song more often. Well lets talk about me I'm a duran duran freak. But my sister is definitely not.
How is it possible that this song is only eleven? Wild boys is one of the greatest song ever without doubt it deserves first place!
Awesome song love it all time favoriteV2 Comments
Admittedly, it took me a while to get into this one. A cool melody. And I don't care if the band hates the video, I like it a lot!
WHAT?! How could this be #30?! It needs to be in the top ten, definitely
I liked this song because it wasn't immediately placed on their "greatest hits" cd's. This is one of their quintessential songs from "Seven and the Ragged Tiger". The video notwithstanding, the song stands on its own for the brashiness of LeBon's vocals to the synths of Nick Rhodes. Listen to the bassline... John Taylor is a genius!V2 Comments
Extraordinary song from an ultra extraordinary band... this song is too much good for this ordinary worl... Everyone is my world, I don't cry for yesterday, cause there is an extraordinary band called duran duran
It has the sweet lyrics and killing melody... that's a perfect combination.
The lyrics in this song are very inspiring. I sometimes listen to it every day cause it helps me get through the hard times.
Beautiful song! This song is one of the most meaningful songs I've ever heard...It inspires me whenever I listen to it.V20 Comments
I love every one of the songs on this list! All really good... I love duran duran all of them are adorable... I have to say the reflex should be on here in the top three... Definitely better than hungry like the wolf but not as good as come undone.. The reflex should at least be second it so good and hyped up I absolutely LOVE IT!
this was the song which introduced me to duran duran in the early 90s. I was about 13 years old. still love listening to it now! one of my faves.
Drums, Melody, Lyrics... Haunting & Just Amazing!
Period... - viniot
The melody though... (Goosebumps)V26 Comments
Debut single and one that immediately put them at odds with Spandau Ballet in the British Press for "best new romantic" band. They have only recently made up! At the time, they were always pitted against each other in number 1, Smash Hits and even NME and Melody Maker. This song has a killer hook and a great drum line. You can't sit still through this song and believe me it was a killer dance track in the clubs!
First song I ever heard of their's, back in Fall of '81 in Los Angeles. LOVED it instantly. Insanely intelligent lyrics - a thinker's song & deliciously musical.
First single I heard and still gives me a thrill so many years later. Brilliant song!
An amazing first song! "This is Planet Earth, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba" Love itV1 Comment
I enjoyed this period where the guys wanted to be more funky and have a harder edge to their music. However, a lot of people who were loyal fans of the poppy, Duran Duran were not too thrilled with the the album "Notorious" and the its title track. I thought it was a tremendous album and a tremendous song.
I am adding this one to the list. This song rocks and is their best.
I loved this song when it came out in the 80's. It harkened a more mature sound both in this song and the album. Very rich layered synths and Simon at his best with the lyrics.
Should be in top tenV1 Comment
A finely-crafted and highly-underrated song, easily the best on the Astronaut album.V1 Comment
Their best, most overlooked single. Also one of the best live tracks ever.
When DD released their first album their music were an excellent mix of rock, new age and pop. They lost 50% of it on the second album and 50% more on the third one. Too bad.
Should have been their second single in my opinion. 30 years down the line I still enjoy this track on the debut album the best!
Timeless quality. Nicks finest workV1 Comment
This is my favourite Duran Duran song. All of there songs were classics but this, The Reflex and Hungry Like The Wolf are my top 3. It's massively underrated this song I think, and this was their 1st number 1 so one of the biggest hits. Also the video is great. The guys look real smart and it's highly addictive. Thanks Simon, John, Roger, Nick and Andy and remember guys, you're about as easy as a nuclear war!
How can this song be this low! Duran Duran's first number 1! Like everything for this song fit together. John's bass is as usual epic, Andy with a killer guitar, Nick always creates the best synths to put in, especially for this! One of Roger's best song especially with the start! And Simon is always on form, and the lyrics he created are fantastic. Get voting!
Still contemplating doing a lip-sync music video to this song. I got a definite spot for this one. Favourite music video of the band for my taste. The opening is the most addictive bit. With those heavy drums. "Please, Please tell me now! " DUN DUN!V3 Comments
I have no clue why this song isn't more recognized as one of their best. This is just one of those songs where I don't know why I love it, but I do. The way that the chorus climbs every time they sing it just makes me want to move myself. It's a great hype song. any time that it comes on I want to sing along, though I'm probably one of the worst vocalists in the world. So glad it was included in the "greatest" album.
I remember when this song was released. It was a Friday and WLIR in Long Island was premiering it at 8:00 PM. I taped the song and then brought the tape out with me and played the song for my girl friend and best friend and they loved it. Great memories! Every time I hear the open synth line, I think of that night in my youth when life was one big party and going out to the clubs as natural as going to bed! Love this song!
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Top Remixes (15)
2. Careless Memories
3. Girls On Film
2. Ordinary World
3. Hungry Like The Wolf
2. Finest Hour
3. The Reflex
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