Top Ten Duran Duran Songs

The Top Ten

1 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!
Period... - viniot

The music and buildup are hauntingly heart-wrenching and won’t let go, like one’s physical shell is being stripped away to reveal the barren soul underneath

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2 Ordinary 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

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.

The best song...ever. loved it first time I heard it and never tires with age. 10/10.

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3 Hungry 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?


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4 The 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.

I can't dance but this would probably be a good dance song - Ajkloth

Love the lyrics; nearest Duran Duran come to poetry.

Became an instant favorite when I first heard it

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5 A 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.

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

The Reflex was their 1st US Number One. Absolutely love this song as well 😃.

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6 Rio

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!

What really does it for me, is the incredible bass line.

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7 Save A Prayer

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.

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 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

Magnificient song! A true masterpiece in my opinión..I feel as if I were in paradise.

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8 Girls 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.

I just love this song. First heard it from my friend way back in middle school on an audio cassette. Still love it today!

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9 The 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

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!

Perhaps one of the best synth-pop songs ever,way Beyond its time

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10 The 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.

The drums in this are incredible

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The Contenders

11 New Religion

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 song

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12 New 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,

Fantastic chorus hook

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13 Planet 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!

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 it

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14 Notorious

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.

Great song in a underrated album

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15 Finest Hour

A finely-crafted and highly-underrated song, easily the best on the Astronaut album.

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

16 Careless 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.

17 Union of the Snake

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.

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!

18 (I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement
19 Anyone 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!

20 All You Need is Now

Classic Duran. They remembered the sound
That made them famous.

21 Friends of Mine

Timeless quality. Nicks finest work

Second best underrated song of DD...

22 Bedroom Toys
23 Khanada
24 I Take the Dice
25 What Happens Tomorrow

Great song very Duran

The original lineup with Nile Rodgers production. I highly rate this DD track from 2003.

26 Is 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!

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!

It's one of the best songs they ever recorded, the perfect beginning to the 1983-84 tour, and still my favorite song ever.

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27 Palomino

This is so underrated, most beautiful song, and live it is even better. Probably my favourite ever Duran Duran song.

28 (Reach Up for The) Sunrise
29 Do You Believe In Shame?


30 Night Boat

One of their darker ones, but definitely a gem. Miss hearing this one live.

31 A Matter of Feeling
32 Hold Back the Rain

Best Duran Duran song ever. Bass line is splendid and sound is so rich.

Classic song from their prime album, Rio.

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

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 😉

33 Faster Than Light
34 To the Shore
35 Shadows 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!

36 Big Bang Generation
37 Sound of Thunder

I actually love listening to this track more than any other on the debut album. It has replaced "anyone out there" as my favorite. It should have been released as a single in the US! It could have actually charted and recieved radio play.

They had so many great songs. This one should be up there.

First recorded song from DD. 2:20 killer synth!

38 Falling Down

The fact that this song doesn't make the top ten makes me sad. This song is a rare masterpiece, it tugs you somewhere deep in your heart. - kreefan11

This one of Duran Duran's best. Should be in the Top Ten.

RCM is actually quite good and this song particularly shines. Should have been a big hit, but as it goes, all radio stations are owned by a few large corporationss who dictate what is heard by the masses. Radio is mostly ageist and still view Duran as an 80's band when they have far transcended that label.

This is an epic song folks... Too bad it came from the underrated RCM album, should be higher up this list!

39 The Man Who Stole a Leopard

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!

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!

Best piece from AYNIN. Sometimes I just realize that I can't get this track out of my head. Genial.

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40 Serious

Great lyrics with real meaning. One of their greatest songs.

41 Lady Xanax
42 Beautiful Colours

Even though this song was not finished its really really really good.

43 Skin 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!

44 Girl 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!

Had it come out thirty years ago, would have dominated the radio waves. Passionate vocals, true blue DD song, funny lyrics - gotta love Simon on this.

DD performs this song live very very well, a real treat and a great song!

45 Lonely in Your Nightmare

This song needs way more love, one of the greatest from an almost perfect album.

46 Leave a Light On

Are you all kidding me? This like one of the best Songs ever!

Agreed - a fantastic song. Top 5?

Great song, I would put this around 8 or 9 on the list.

47 All She Wants Is

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

Totally underrated! Best dance track

48 Vertigo

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

49 I Don't Want Your Love

This is a top-tenner, for sure.

50 Sunrise

This song is the new sunrise to their astonishing career!

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1. The Chauffeur
2. Careless Memories
3. Girls On Film
1. (I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement
2. Rio
3. A View to a Kill
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2. Finest Hour
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