New Romantic pretty boys riding yachts in Sri Lanka, wearing make up, and with perfect blow-wave hair. Sure, it’s probably kind of a dated package. But this one always was a shining gem in the career of a band that had a capacity for great singles, despite the 80s pretty boy image that lay on the surface.  This one’s my favourite, god help me.

Click here to view the official “Save A Prayer” video ( embedding removed by request by EMI).

Watch any hope of  my musical credibility with the hipsters slip away like an 80s video budget.


11 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasures: Duran Duran “Save A Prayer”

    1. It is a great song! My snobbery is useless against it. Graeme, you’re going to enjoy this series, I think. Much more to come. Stay tuned, as they say! 🙂

  1. Love it.

    But it has always puzzled me why though I really enjoy listening to individual songs of theirs, how I can’t stand to listen to more than a couple of songs in a row from Duran Duran or (even more so) Spandau Ballet or Scritti Politti. Anybody got a theory?

    1. Hey Jan, Welcome.

      I think some bands are ‘singles’ bands, where others are album bands. A band like, say, Radiohead are albums bands. They have great songs, but it’s the albums that really make them as an artistic unit. Duran Duran, in the 80s, and in the 90s too with ‘Ordinary World’, are a singles band. Sure, it can be argued that an album like Rio has a certain album-ness cohesion about it. But, it’s the individual songs as heard (at the time) on the radio which really allowed their success, even to a point of appealing to a snob like me.

      Just a shot in the dark.

      Thanks for comments.

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