Here are our top 10 best Duran Duran tracks - does your favourite feature? As the first track as a 3-piece band after the departure of Roger and Andy Taylor, this single reached a very respectable no. According to songwriter Simon Le Bon, the lyric "Who really gives a damn for a flaky bandit" was a direct dig at the departure of guitarist Andy. The track was later sampled by the rapper The Notorious B. The band started out managed by two entrepreneurial nightclub owners from Birmingham. The brothers had so much faith in the Fab Five that one even mortgaged his house in order to finance a tour, and thank goodness they did, otherwise we might not have been creating this list today! This single gave Duran Duran their first number one single in the UK.
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Listen along on Spotify. Despite the seemingly morose imagery, Le Bon wrote the lyrics for his wife as a birthday present. Thanks to Mulcahy, the band inherited a wealth of ideas to use in the ambitious video. The sole studio track on the Arena live album, it made No. The song was released by Eagles Of Death Metal in memory of the victims of the Paris terrorist attack in Duran Duran donated all the royalties they gained from the cover to the campaign. The lyrics found Le Bon at the height of his powers.
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English new wave band Duran Duran have released 14 studio albums , four live albums , four compilation albums , two remix albums , two box sets , seven EPs , 39 singles, and 14 video albums. Duran Duran have sold over million records. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 July Australian Chart Book - Retrieved 30 March Archived from the original on 5 June