Wow - all my low scorers are exiting at the right moment for me!
Although Duran had massive success, I wonder if they would have sold numbers in the same league as peak Culture Club or Wham! If Simon wrote more directly about love and relationships as they did so their songs were more relatable?
Not saying I would have wanted him to as I like his slightly abstract lyrics which allow you to make your own mind up on what it could be about.
Pleased to see that late 80s Duran has done so well. Although their chart positions aren't as high it's still impressive they could crack the top 10 when a lot of their contemporaries were struggling (eg Spandau).
You of course are right and I think Duran generally are in a different class to Spandau but for all its naffness, I quite enjoy Raw. Was just nice to hear them do something uptempo rather than another ballad.Yep, compare the naff Raw (#47) with I Don't Want Your Love. Different class.
You of course are right and I think Duran generally are in a different class to Spandau but for all its naffness, I quite enjoy Raw. Was just nice to hear the do something uptempo rather than another ballad.
Last Chance would get a 10 from me ( and New Religion). It's just so beautifully melodic and catchy that I bloody love it, but I appreciate it's on an album full of gold so does get overlooked.I was surprised that I was the only 10 for 'My Own Way.' But I was scoring based on the album version. The single version doesn't work for me. The only non-10's on Rio are 'New Religion' and 'Last Chance on The Stairway,' but they're still 9.5's.
Oh i'm glad I'm not the only one who quite enjoyed them. I was worried that there was something wrong with my ears if Eric was using them as coasters and Frisbees at the time. I don't think they deserved the flop. Not that I bought them at the time. I was busy buying Five Star and Bangles flops instead.I loved both "Raw" and "Be free with your love" and was gutted when both stopped short of the UK Top 40!