DURAN DURAN UK Singles Rate 1981 - 2022 WINNER REVEALED

Arcadia Singles 3rd place. So Red The Rose is one excellent album and all the singles taken from the album are great.

The Flame
Highest Score 9.5 (JonBCN) Lowest Score 4 (Letuinmybackdoor)
Other Scores 9 (Eric Generic, RaggedTiger) 8.8 (Untouchable Ace) 8 (MylesAngel, Simes1970)
7.5 (Remorque) 7 (Auntie Beryl) 6 (Blaahh) 5.5 (Unnameable) 5 (Hairycub1969, Epic Chocolat)
Comments Include
"Not a single either and quite irritating as a stand alone track."
 
Second Place, Strong track this one.

The Promise
Highest Score 12 (JonBCN) Lowest Score 4 (Hairycub1969)
Other Scores 9.5 (RaggedTiger) 9.4 (Untouchable Ace) 9 (Auntie Beryl, Eric Generic)
8.5 (Unnameable) 8 (Blaahh, Simes1970) 7 (Remorque, MylesAngel) 6.5 (Epic Chocolat)
5 (Letuinmybackdoor)
 
Superb is the only thing I can say about this. Atmospheric brilliant Pop.

Election Day
Highest Score 12 (Eric Generic) Lowest Score 5 (Epic Chocolat)
Other Scores 11 (JonBCN) 10 (Auntie Beryl, RaggedTiger, Simes1970) 9 (Blaahh)
8.75 (Remorque) 7.8 (Untouchable Ace) 7.5 (MylesAngel) 7 (Letuinmybackdoor, Hairycub1969)
6 (Unnameable)
Comments Include
"Very esoteric, slinky lead off single from the magnificent So Red The Rose, it sounded different in 1985 and still in 2022." (Blaahh)
"Such a fab track which is top off by having the super cool Grace Jones on it." (RaggedTiger)
 
Second Place, Strong track this one.

The Promise
Highest Score 12 (JonBCN) Lowest Score 4 (Hairycub1969)
Other Scores 9.5 (RaggedTiger) 9.4 (Untouchable Ace) 9 (Auntie Beryl, Eric Generic)
8.5 (Unnameable) 8 (Blaahh, Simes1970) 7 (Remorque, MylesAngel) 6.5 (Epic Chocolat)
5 (Letuinmybackdoor)


The Promise has been a grower for me. I found it too ponderous in 1986....it's very Bryan Ferry in Boys & Girls mode. A mood piece. Not surprised it barely scraped the Top 40.
 
So it's time for the Duran reveal to start.Sorry to say this is quite possibly the worst track Duran Duran have ever put out.

White Lines (Don't Do It)
Score 69.5 Average 5.37 Highest Score 10 (Unnameable) Lowest Score 0 (Hairycub1969)
Other Scores 9 (Epic Chocolat) 7.5 (RaggedTiger) 6.6 (Untouchable Ace)
6 (Blaahh, Auntie Beryl, Letuinmybackdoor, MylesAngel) 5.75 (Remorque) 3 (JonBCN, Eric Generic)
1 (Simes1970)
Comments Include
"Ministry vs Grandmaster Melle Mel, fun at the time, now played to death live, bathroom live gig visit song" (Blaahh)
"Was great to hear Duran back on radio 1 again after being ignored when Perfect Day- was released. NME hated it obviously but it got to no.17. Just wish they wouldn't always play it live." (RaggedTiger)
"
Arrrgh – why? This would get minus points if allowed!" (Hairycub1969)
 

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