Artist Countdown: Duran Duran Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @duranduran

October 1, 2014
Editor In Chief

duranduranDuran Duran are an English New Wave band, formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have, according to the Sunday Mercury, sold more than 100 million records.

While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, they later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image that earned them the nickname “the prettiest boys in rock.” The band has won a number of awards throughout their career, including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—receiving the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an MTV Video Music Award—the Lifetime Achievement Award, and were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The band’s controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel MTV. Duran Duran were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.

The group was formed by Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Stephen Duffy, with the later addition of Roger Taylor and, after numerous personnel changes, Andy Taylor and Simon Le Bon. The group has never disbanded, but the line-up has changed to include guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001 and drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band’s fans and music media. Andy Taylor left the band in mid-2006, and London guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member. – Wikipedia

1 The Wild Boys
2 I Don’t Want Your Love
3 The Reflex
4 A View to a Kill
5 Notorious
6 Ordinary World
7 Union of the Snake
8 Is There Something I Should Know?
9 Hungry Like the Wolf
10 All She Wants Is
11 Come Undone
12 (Reach Up for The) Sunrise
13 New Moon on Monday
14 Violence of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)
15 Meet El Presidente
16 Rio
17 Skin Trade
18 Girls on Film
19 What Happens Tomorrow
20 White Lines
21 Planet Earth
22 My Own Way
23 Save a Prayer
24 Burning the Ground
25 Do You Believe in Shame?
26 Too Much Information
27 Falling Down
28 Out of My Mind
29 Serious
30 Electric Barbarella
31 All You Need is Now
32 Careless Memories
33 Someone Else Not Me
34 Perfect Day
35 Lay Lady Lay
36 Drowning Man
37 Leave a Light On
38 Girl Panic!
39 Femme Fatale
40 Big Thing

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