Top Ten Duran Duran Songs

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The Top Ten

Come Undone
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!


[Newest]I think this is a perfect love song so far

2Ordinary World
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
The lyrics in this song are very inspiring. I sometimes listen to it every day cause it helps me get through the hard times.
It has the sweet lyrics and killing melody... that's a perfect combination.
[Newest]I am not from the 80s but I am doing pop culture homework at school and I found this a really good example

3Hungry Like The Wolf
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?
[Newest]Best song ever to drive with

4The Chauffeur
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
It's a song that remains in your head forever once you've listened to it.
[Newest]This song's melody could fit to a horror movie, it's also great.

5Girls On Film
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.
difficult to top this song.
[Newest]See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight

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!
[Newest]I think if I went to rio I would definitely hear this song.

7The Reflex
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.
The Reflex has the best combination of all the members. The best guitars of Andy, an Heave bass of jhon, the force of roger's drums, the unlimited imagination of nick and his fingers, and the wonderful combinations of the simon's voice. They will never cuoud superate this song.
Killer, nothing more to say...

8A View to a Kill
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.
This song was the only reason that A View to a Kill wasn't considered the worst Bond Movies ever
Love it Love it Love it, I went to the Eiffel Tower last year and was remembering the video.

9Save A Prayer
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.
My fave Duran Duran song. Beautiful song.

10New Religion
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!
There are more worthy tunes to be in the top 10

The Contenders

11The Wild Boys
The Arena album is without a doubt one of their BEST albums
Duran duran's best song..
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.

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.

13Finest Hour
This song is one of my favourites that they have ever done.

14Careless Memories
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.

15All You Need Is Now
Classic Duran. They remembered the sound
That made them famous.


17To the Shore

18Friends of Mine
Timeless quality. Nicks finest work

19Night Boat


21Planet Earth
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!

22Bedroom Toys

23New Moon On Monday
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
Definitely should be higher,

24Lady Xanax

25Is There Something I Should Know?
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!
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!
I. LOVE. THIS. SONG. And so should you! Definitely in top 10 by a mile! PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME NOW! IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW! :D

26What Happens Tomorrow
The original lineup with Nile Rodgers production. I highly rate this DD track from 2003.
Great song very Duran

27Sound of Thunder
First recorded song from DD. 2:20 killer synth!

28A Matter of Feeling

29Anyone Out There
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!

30Tel Aviv

31Do You Believe In Shame?

32The Man Who Stole a Leopard
Great Song! I play it everyday because of the melody, the lyrics and the sentiment. Simon LeBon never disappoints with his lyrics. Ever since he showed up at the Rum Runner club and auditioned for the band with his book of poetry, Duran Duran has been in good hands!
For sure this song should be in the top ten, really exciting from the very first note and such a lovely story! Come on vote her up!
Unusual and thrilling thing, lyrics and story about the leopard girl are very romantic. One of the best Duran Duran song!

33Falling Down
This one of Duran Duran's best. Should be in the Top Ten.
This is an epic song folks... Too bad it came from the underrated RCM album, should be higher up this list!

34Girl Panic!
First... Check out the VIDEO! Awesome! Pure DD! The song will creep into your consciousness from the outset and you will find yourself humming this incessantly. If this came out in the 80's, it would have been a mega-hit. Go to YouTube and watch the video! Classic!

35Faster Than Light

36Beautiful Colours
Even though this song was not finished its really really really good.

37Lonely In Your Nightmare

38Skin Trade
The funkiest. The most addictive. The greatest Double D song for me. Released in 1987, it was the second single from Duran Duran's Notorious album. Have never heard a good argument as to why it can't be considered the best. And not to mention, that SAX!

39Union of the Snake
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!

40Leave a Light On
Are you all kidding me? This like one of the best Songs ever!
Agreed - a fantastic song. Top 5?

41Big Bang Generation

The most beautiful piece of music in C minor in the world, just after Beethoven 5th's


44All She Wants Is
I personally think this song should be number 1, not number 43, but that's of course my opinion.

45I Don't Want Your Love
This is a top-tenner, for sure.

46Election Day
I remember when this was released. It is a great song but there were worries that Duran was split for good, so never really enjoyed it as much as when they re-formed (Same with Power Station). What made this cool was Grace Jones in the middle of the song followed by Simon's growl! Classic. It has a rich synth sound and the melody is great. The album takes some time to "get" but it is worth the time investment.
I've never even heard of this song, but it sounds good.

47Shadows On Your Side
This song moves at the speed of sound and the synths are great! Vote this one up!
This is one of my favorite DD songs. The harmonies are pure Duran Duran... Simon at his best and the song moves. A great synth song with a haunting "police siren" in the background. I never make a long trip mix CD without this song because it never fails to disappoint. It is from Seven and the Ragged Tiger... Give it a try!

48Electric Barbarella
Lovely song! It's really mesmerizing and every time I listen to it, I can't help but go back to the 80's and relive my memories as a Duran Duran fan!
Best video of all times and an extremely uplifting thang!

Great, simple, catch tune...
What is this song doing at #50?!? Serious song for die hard fans (b-side to union of the snake, I think)
Most underrated song, from forgettable DD era

50Secret Oktober
Their finest and most under-rated song... written in one night and could have done with having an extra verse. As a consequence it is a tad too short.

51American Science

52Out of My Mind
You're all mad - this is classic. Top 3 at least

53Playing With Uranium

54Starting to Remember

55Winter Marches On

56Working the Steel


58White Lines

59Perfect Day

60Someone Else Not Me

61My Own Way

Mediterranea shows the sentimental and incredibly immersive side of Duran Duran. It's blissfully unique descriptive and a perfect melodic mix of guitar chords, fine vocals and an assortment of other musical apparatus make this one of Duran Duran's finest musical compositions. Immeasurable and Unquestionable quality here.
Such brilliance must not be shunned unto the darkness, emancipate the greatness!

63Michael You've Got a Lot to Answer For

64So Long Suicide

65Blame the Machines

66See Me Repeat Me

67Sin of the City

68Pop Trash Movie

69Before the Rain

70Ball of Confusion

71Crystal Ship

Should be Number 1

73Faith In This Colour

74Want You More

75I Believe / All I Need to Know
Not only duran duran's, it's all times' best song!

76Late Bar
Outstanding old school Duran Duran

77Late Bar
Outstanding old school Duran Duran

78(Come Up and See Me) Make Me Smile

79The Sun Doesn't Shine Forever
Why is this not their best song?

80Hold Back the Rain
Classic song from their prime album, Rio.

81The Last Day On Earth
This is my favourite.

82Of Crime and Passion
I love this song!

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This list was created 8 years, 82 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 6 times.

Updated Friday, March 27, 2015

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