But You Have to Make a Choice

Last weekend, I wrote a blog about how fans have been wishing, hoping, begging for Duran Duran to mix up their set lists.  Yet, when I have asked about which songs to remove from the set list, most fans didn’t really want to drop those “classics”.  We all know the ones I am referring to, songs like Hungry Like the Wolf, A View to a Kill, etc.  To read the entire blog, go here.

After I posted the blog, many people expressed everything from shock by the fans’ choices to frustration about the lack of set list variety.  While no one doubted what I found from our daily polls, some questioned if the format ended up forcing fans to continue to choose the “classics”.  Fair enough.  I recognize that how questions are asked matters.  A friend of ours suggested that instead of having fans pick a song or two to be removed from the set list that I should offer fans the ability to just pick the set list from scratch with no songs to start from.  I liked the idea.

So, here is what I’m proposing.  I am asking everyone to pick the 17 songs that you want to hear live most!  Then, once you have picked that list, send it to us.  You can send the list to us in a variety of methods:  email, Facebook message and/or Twitter DM.  Ideally, I would love responses in 2 weeks by October 7th.

Here are the directions:

  • Pick the 17 songs you want to hear the most at a Duran Duran show.
  • The songs do not have to meet any criteria other than what you want to hear/see live the most.
  • The songs do not have to be placed in the order of a typical show unless you want to.
  • Send completed lists to us at our email, our Facebook or our Twitter
  • Lists must sent to us by Friday, October 7th.

After that, I will look through the lists and see if fans really do prefer the classics or if it was just about how I asked the question.  To help you think of some possible songs to include, here are some set lists from different tours.

1987:
A View to a Kill
Notorious
American Science
Union of the Snake
New Religion
Election Day
Some Like It Hot
The Chauffeur
Skin Trade
Hold Me
Is There Something I Should Know?
Hungry Like the Wolf
The Wild Boys
The Reflex

2000:
Fragment
Kiss Goodbye
Last Day on Earth
Union of the Snake
Hungry Like the Wolf
Playing With Uranium
Come Undone
Anyone Out There
Pop Trash Movie
Girls on Film
Save a Prayer
Hallucinating Elvis
White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
Mars Meets Venus
All She Wants Is
I Don’t Want Your Love
Notorious
A View to a Kill
The Reflex
Encore:
Ordinary World
The Wild Boys
Rio

2006:
Hungry Like the Wolf
Union of the Snake
Serious
Nice
Come Undone
What Happens Tomorrow
Hold Back the Rain
Some Like It Hot
My Own Way
The Reflex
The Chauffeur
Ordinary World
Save a Prayer
A View to a Kill
Notorious
(Reach Up for the) Sunrise
The Wild Boys
Encore:
Girls on Film
Rio

Let’s hope that this has your brains working a bit!  I can’t wait to see what songs you include!!!

-A

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