Song of the Day #2,574: ‘Rio’ – Duran Duran

duran_rioAnother 1982 album that I know only through its hit singles, Duran Duran’s Rio is considered one of the first and best New Wave records.

I’m familiar with the title track (today’s SOTD), ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ and ‘Save a Prayer’ but that’s it. The videos for those songs earned heavy rotation in MTV’s early days, helping propel the band to stateside success.

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Song of the Day #405: ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ – Duran Duran

duranduran20 Best Songs of the 80s – #3

Duran Duran is one of the most successful and best-loved bands on this list, and one of the artists I wish I’d been more into at the time. I find myself really enjoying their songs now when I happen upon them and I wonder how it is they slipped past my radar back in the early to mid-80s. I suppose I can blame that on my sister, Amy, through whom I was exposed to most music back then (funny how it works the other way now).

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