Top Ten Duran Duran Songs
So, who else remembers the film "Big Fat Liar" where Paul Giamatti is dancing to this song before having a swim in the dreaded blue water? For better or worse, that is what usually comes to mind when I think of this song. This became one of the signature songs of the 80's and many would consider it their favourite DD track. It was also the band's breakthrough hit in the United States. Drummer Roger Taylor has stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties" and it is hard to disagree.
Awesome song, I think this one is my favorite, it was hard to decide between this and Come Undone but at the end I think I prefer Hungry Like the Wolf so far.
When I hear this song, a smile forms on my face. In 1983, when the Wolfpack won the national title, this hit became there theme song. Local radio stations seemed to play it every 5 minutes, to support the team.
-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?
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!
I was torn between come undone and ordinary world... but I love the singing in come undone. It's so beautiful. I mean, ordinary world has some good vocals, and interesting lyrics. But I like come undone better.
This is by far their best song. I get the feelings that come through in the song. I have heard it hundreds of times and I never tire of it.
Without a doubt, their best song in my opinion... Much better than Ordinary World... And I would move The Reflex and Wild Boys up to 2 and 3.
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!
I wonder what happened to rio is she still on that boat. Or is she dancing on the sand. how much do they mant me to write. Sometimes less is more guys. GAWDH!
Lots of ideas in this video and doesn't take itself too seriously; like it.
Great vocals, instruments, video... Best mainstream Duran Duran ever!
Many people that I know would put this track at Number One, and rightfully so. This was one of the signature songs of the 80s. An incredibly infectious dance track that was Duran Duran's most successful single to date. "Why yai yai yai! " Am amazed at how much people freak out when this song plays.
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.
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.
Regarding the fact this is a song written about the death of his friend, this is rather the saddest New Wave song I've ever heard from any other artist. It's just so... heartbreaking and sorrowful..
The first Duran Duran track that I remember hearing when I was about six years old. Loved it as a little one. Love it even more now. An amazing song about loss & hope. Tremendous lyrics as well. A favourite one of mine - "Left me in the vacuum of my heart"
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
Hands down best they ever did, and that is saying a lot. Beautiful song, would have made it to number 1 if not for misfortune to be on charts with "I will always love you".
Ok, so I am not denying that part of the reason why this track is so high on my list is because AVTAK is my favourite James Bond film ever. But the more important reason is that I truly dig this song more than most of their others. I never get tired of this track after listening to it for over a hundred times, I'm sure. Love the colourful lyrics as well. What is a lovers' rosy stain?
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.
Best film clip with Grace Jones & the Eiffel Tower. Great song.
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
The very first DD song I've hear back in 1981 when I was in the sixth grade. I will never forget the video nor the song that made me a HUGE fan. Now at age 44 I still listen to it like it was yesterday.
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
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.
I just love this song. First heard it from my friend way back in middle school on an audio cassette. Still love it today!
Listening to it right now! Brilliant tune and always reminds me of Ashes to Ashes!
Unusual; sexy; mysterious: second only to my obsession with Planet Earth, 34 years running...
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!
A simple, infectious drum machine rhythm, great bass and synth.
Duran duran's best song..
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!
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 a song that remains in your head forever once you've listened to it.
This song's melody could fit to a horror movie, it's also great.
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!
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.
A entrancing intro followed up by an undeniable great and catchy rhythm and lyrics screaming of Duran Duran make this all an all time favorite.
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!
This song is good
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!
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!
I love new moon on Monday Number 1 all the way.
Fantastic chorus hook
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 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.
To be honest, this was a new side to DD that hadn't really shown before. Definitely a good song, I think this song had a great funky feel to it, and it deserves a good rating!
I am adding this one to the list. This song rocks and is their best.
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!
1st time I've heard it; its good but, prefer Planet Earth.
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!
Way to low! This song was a chart topper and heavily played on the radio back in the day! There are several songs listed ahead of this one on this list that were not even hits and barely even played on the radio. You don't know Duran Duran music if you don't have "Is There Something I Should Know" in your DD top10 list
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!
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.
Their best, most overlooked single. Also one of the best live tracks ever.
This song should definitely be in the top ten!
Totally underrated song.
John Taylor and that killer bass line! Amazing song. And as a bass player myself, the best bass line I've probably heard. Thanks JT
Best Duran Duran song ever. Bass line is splendid and sound is so rich.
Classic song from their prime album, Rio.
Definitely should be in the top 20. The original version on the US release of Rio is much more rock oriented. John and Roger's pounding rhythm so drives the song and Andy's guitar rocks! Simon's vocals are spot on for the frantic pace of the song. Perfection 😉
Great lyrics with real meaning. One of their greatest songs.
This song needs way more love, one of the greatest from an almost perfect album.
A finely-crafted and highly-underrated song, easily the best on the Astronaut album.
Different from this band in comparation to others, this song impacts from its first beat. Rithmicaly strong buy moved in a subrepticious way, it sugests something sexual that could be relized while listen. I remember my first listening of this song was a real surprise. I love it.
Classic Duran. They remembered the sound
That made them famous.
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 work