Last week many teen girls’ heart was broken because Zayn Malik left One Direction. Then my daughter told me, once in our life as a girl we must have (had) one favourite boyband. Hereby I present you mine; Duran Duran. This band was revolutionary in the 80’es. Not only they were pioneer in New Romantic style with their characteristic sound but their stylish appearance made them an eye candy for their fans, including yours truly.
But wait, Duran Duran was not a boyband actually because the boys didn’t dance. And most importantly Nick, John, Simon, Andy and Roger did the writing and arranging the songs themselves. They played their instrument. The current boybands don’t always do that.
Here is one of their hits in the 80es, Rio.
The series which this video clip was part of, were a hit at MTV which just started mid 80es. Duran Duran was one of the first bands which introduced the video clip with a storyline in it. Music video of Rio, Hungry like the wolf, Save a prayer were shot in exotic locations; Srilanka and Antigua.
Well, before I rant any further as a teen girl I was about my favourite band, I just let you enjoy Rio. This single is also the album’s title.
To Directioners out there who are still mourning about Zayn leaving the band; the other four boys will survive. Andy Taylor left Duran Duran and the rest of the band is still making music right now. They are in their 50es and I am in my 40es but I am still proud to say: I am a Duranie and I sing along:
Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Oh Rio Rio dance across the Rio Grande