Appreciating Duran Duran Part 3

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day everyone!!  Our celebration began last night with our online party!  Come join us here!  We are going strong all day long!  Rhonda offered her holiday thoughts here and now I am summarizing the last 10 questions in our month long Daily Duran Duran Challenge!  If you want to read about the rest of the responses you can go here and here!

Song That Showcases Dom Brown:

We knew that some might not appreciate this question, but to us, he is the 5th member of Duran Duran and deserves all of the respect and praise that the others get.  Therefore, we couldn’t exclude him from the questions!  Interestingly enough, 11 different songs were given as answers.  Some of the more common responses were:

  • Mediterranea
  • Falling Down
  • Ordinary World (live)
  • Tricked Out

The most popular answer was this one below:

How did we respond to this question?

Rhonda–Day Turned Black

Amanda–Mediterranea

Song/Lyric That Best Represents You:

Like the favorite lyric question, I truly enjoyed seeing what people chose for this one.  24 different lyrics were chosen!  What songs produced the most answers?

  • Mediterranea
  • What Happens Tomorrow
  • She’s Too Much

The song that people quoted the most was this one:

What lyrics did we choose to represent us?

Rhonda–“Search like the crowd, I’m fixed on your face
I know it well, but it’s a dream I can’t place” (Pressure Off)

Amanda–“Spare us your lives while we need you.” (Winter Marches On)

Song/Video That Takes You Back to When You Became a Fan:

The answers to this question shows when current fans became fans. As you can imagine, the most popular responses were some of Duran Duran biggest hits, including:

  • Is There Something I Should Know?
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • Save a Prayer
  • Ordinary World
  • Rio
  • The Reflex

The song that transports most fans back to when they became fans:

What did we choose?

Rhonda–Planet Earth

Amanda–The Reflex

Favorite Song Post-Reunion

This song asked the question, out of all the songs released after Pop Trash, after the Fab Five reunited which is your favorite?  People could have answered from Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, All You Need Is Now, or even Paper Gods.  Indeed, all three released albums were represented.  Generally, the most popular answers were from All You Need Is Now and Astronaut.

  • Mediterranea
  • Sunrise
  • Girl Panic
  • Nice
  • Too Bad You’re So Beautiful
  • Before the Rain

The fans’ favorite song post-reunion?  This one:

How did we respond?  We both chose songs from All You Need Is Now.

Rhonda–Mediterranea

Amanda–Before the Rain

Favorite Song from the Early Days (1981-1985):

Not surprisingly, 22 different songs were given as answers to this one!  Again, like the previous question, all albums from that era were represented.  Some of the more popular responses were:

  • Friends of Mine
  • The Seventh Stranger
  • Save a Prayer
  • Careless Memories
  • Planet Earth

What was the most given answer?  This one:

How did we answer?

Rhonda–Is There Something I Should Know?

Amanda–Planet Earth

Favorite Song from Notorious to Pop Trash:

Like the other similar questions about favorite songs from different eras, each album from Notorious to Pop Trash was represented in the answers given from the fans who participated.  The most common responses out of 24 different songs given were:

  • Someone Else Not Me
  • Serious
  • A Matter of Feeling
  • Winter Marches On
  • Notorious
  • Out of my Mind

The most popular?  Not surprising!

What were our answers?

Rhonda–Serious

Amanda–The Edge of America

Least Favorite Video:

We got 18 different videos as answers to this one.  Out of those 18, some of the most popular responses were:

  • Violence of Summer
  • Electric Barbarella
  • Wild Boys
  • The Chauffeur
  • Someone Else But Me

The clear winner (or loser) for this question was:

Our answers matched the rest of the fan base.

Rhonda–All She Wants Is

Amanda–Electric Barbarella

Favorite DVD/Documentary:

Interestingly enough, 11 different DVDs/Documentaries were mentioned!  Some of the more popular ones were:

  • A Diamond in the Mind
  • Rio-Classic Album
  • Live from London
  • Wild Boys Documentary
  • As the Lights Go Down
  • Extraordinary World

The most popular?  I bet we could all guess it…

Did Rhonda and I say the same?  Nope.  While we both love Sing Blue Silver, we really love this one:

Favorite Era:

This question, perhaps, could have used more of an explanation.  A lot of fans answered with a span of years while others mentioned albums.  Therefore, it was harder to figure out the most popular era.  That said, some of the more popular ones appeared to be:

  • Notorious
  • Wedding Album
  • Right now!  Paper Gods
  • All You Need Is Now

Overall, though, the most favorite time period for the fans was 1981-1984, featuring the first three albums!

How did Rhonda and I answer this one?  Easy!  Right now!

Favorite Fandom Moment:

This one is very, very personal as the answers can vary to include the first time someone heard a song or saw a video, the first concert, the best concert, meeting the band, meeting other Duranie friends and more.  I know this much–I’m enjoying reading every single response given!  In order to show a lot of why we write this blog or plan meet ups and conventions, here’s the slideshow Rhonda put together for Durandemonium, our convention in 2013.

So what are our favorite moments:

Rhonda–Having Dom Brown play White Lines right in front of her at the show in Durham in August of 2012. She tells me that she’d waited her entire life for that front row spot, and she finally got it thanks to a friend. Going up there was crazy enough, but once Dom saw her, he continued coming over there, bending down and playing. It was wild to see it happening, and I was worried she was going to need medical attention!!  (she survived, obviously.) 

Amanda–April 1st of this year.  The reason is quite simple.  We got to see a few songs performed.  Some pictures were taken with some band members and it was the best time with fellow fans.  Everyone had a good time and was excited for each other.  It is what I hope for with each and every show!

That’s it!  These are 30 reasons why Duranies appreciate Duran Duran!  We love their songs, their videos, their side projects, the band members, their live performances and all of the amazing moments and friends they have brought each and every one of us!  Of course, we aren’t quite done with our celebration!  Our online party goes for a few more hours and features some more Duran viewing and the drinking game that accompanies Sing Blue Silver and A Diamond in the Mind!  Join us and celebrate until we can celebrate no more!

-A

 

 

We (Amanda and Rhonda) appreciate discussion and differences of opinion. We respectfully ask that you fully read the blog before bitching us out. If you're only here to take us down a notch, note that we moderate replies (meaning we're not printing rude comments). Thanks a bunch!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.