Category Archives: Weekly Question

Question of the Week: Song That Represents the No Ordinary Tour

We are moving back in time to 1993, when Duran Duran played over 100 shows to support their latest album, the Wedding Album. Most of these 100 shows were part of a tour entitled “No Ordinary Tour,” to go along with their commercially successful single, Ordinary World. The question, then, rests with you, the fans, about which of the songs that they played best represents that tour, that album, that Duran era. We, of course, have already asked this question about the tours that followed in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2016. The results of those polls are as follows:

  • Paper Gods Tour: Pressure Off
  • All You Need Is Now Tour: All You Need Is Now
  • Red Carpet Massacre Tour: Night Runner
  • Astronaut Tour: Sunrise
  • Pop Trash Tour: Hallucinating Elvis
  • Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour: Electric Barbarella
  • Thank You Promo Tour: White Lines

On that note, please vote for which song best represents the Wedding Album Era Tour.

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Which Song Best Represents the No Ordinary Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the No Ordinary Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the No Ordinary Tour?

Question of the Week: Which Song Represents the THank You Promo/Radio Festival Tours?

This week we are moving back in time to 1995 and trying to determine which song best represents the tours that Duran Duran participated in during that year. Interestingly enough, they did two shorter tours during that year to promote their album of covers, Thank You. They did one tour called the Thank You Promo Tour and one connected to radio stations called Radio Festival Tour. Since they played both tours during the year, I looked at the setlists for both in order to do this week’s poll. Before I describe the poll themselves, I’ll recap the songs that have been chosen so far to represent more recent tours.

  • The Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour: Electric Barbarella
  • The Pop Trash Tour: Hallucinating Elvis
  • Astronaut: Sunrise
  • Red Carpet Massacre: Night Runner
  • All You Need Is Now: All You Need Is Now
  • Paper Gods: Pressure Off

This poll below includes all the songs Duran Duran played live in 1995. They are listed in the frequency in which they were played. Songs that were played more are at the top. If they are covers, I have indicated that unless they appeared on the Thank You album. On that note, happy voting!

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Thank You Promo Tour/Radio Station Festival Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Thank You Promo Tour/Radio Station Festival Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Thank You Promo Tour/Radio Station Festival Tour?

Question of the Week: Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour? Part 2!

As I’m sure you all know by now, we have been asking a series of questions to determine the song that best represents each Duran Duran tour. We started out with the most recent and have been working our way backwards. The results so far:

  • Paper Gods – Pressure Off
  • All You Need Is Now – All You Need Is Now
  • Red Carpet Massacre – Night Runner
  • Astronaut – Sunrise
  • Pop Trash – Hallucinating Elvis

Last week, we asked about the Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour, which is the tour for the Medazzaland album. We had some interesting results. Typically, in the past, the responses have been all over the place with many different songs chosen. For this one, we only had a few songs chosen. I always like to give two weeks per tour, in case people change their mind and this one is no different. That said, when you look at the poll itself, you will see that there are not many songs to choose from as I only listed them if they were chosen last week. On that note, happy voting as you pick out the song that best represents this tour!

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour?

Question of the Week: The Song That Best Represents the Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour

This week, we continue our series of surveys, or polls, about which song best represents which tour. If you have been playing along, you know that we started from the most recent tour and moved backwards. The participants selected the following songs for the following tours:

  • Paper Gods – Pressure Off
  • All You Need Is Now – All You Need Is Now
  • Red Carpet Massacre – Night Runner
  • Astronaut – Sunrise
  • Pop Trash Tour – Hallucinating Elvis

Now, we move back in time to the Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour which took place during 1997. There was a tour in between this one and the Pop Trash Tour in 1999 (The Let It Flow Tour), but I felt that the setlist really matched what had been done with the Pop Trash Tour. Therefore, I went back further to a tour that focused more on the Medazzaland album. You will notice that the songs that they played live in 1997 are not listed alphabetically. I will explain why next week after I analyze the results.

So, on that note, let’s get to voting. Which song best represents Duran Duran of the Medazzaland era? The Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour?

Happy voting!

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome and Latex Tour
Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome and Latex Tour
Which Song Best Represents the Ultra Chrome and Latex Tour

Question of the Week: Song That Represents the Pop Trash Tour Part 2

Last week, the question of the week focused on the song that best represents the Pop Trash Tour just like we had done previously with the Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, All You Need Is Now and Paper Gods Tour. Again, like questions before, I promised that we would narrow the choices and give people a second chance to vote, especially if they want to rethink their answer from last week. Interestingly enough, the song that had the most votes last time was Fragment. Something about that seems…questionble. After all, Fragment is an instrumental that lasts about a minute. Is that really the song that best represents that era of Duran Duran? Really?

Anyway, we ask the same question now. I included any song that had at least one vote last week. Now is your time to relook at the list, think about that time in Duran Duran history and pick the song that bests represents or showcases that era.

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Pop Trash Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Pop Trash Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Pop Trash Tour?

Question of the Week: Song that Represents the Pop Trash Tour

Anyone feel like doing a survey? I know you do, especially if it is about Duran Duran. This week we are moving on to the next tour, the Pop Trash Tour. The basic idea here is that we are asking people to pick out the song that represents each of Duran Duran tours. So far we have picked out songs for the Paper Gods Tour, the All You Need Is Now Tour, the Red Carpet Massacre Tour and finally the Astronaut Tour. Here are the songs so far:

  • Pressure Off (Paper Gods)
  • All You Need Is Now (All You Need Is Now)
  • Nite Runner (Red Carpet Massacre)
  • Sunrise (Astronaut)

The tour before the Astronaut Tour was the Pop Trash Tour. In order to do this poll, I looked at the song that Duran Duran played during the year 2000 as the band played the most number of shows for that tour during that year. As always, they played quite a few different songs over the course of the year. You may find it difficult to pick just one to represent the entire tour. Therefore, look at this week as your chance to narrow the choices. Then, next week we can pick just one. On that note, happy voting!

-A

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What Song Represents the Pop Trash Tour?
What Song Represents the Pop Trash Tour?
What Song Represents the Pop Trash Tour?

Question of the Week: The SOng that Represents the Astronaut Tour

I apologize for not getting a blog post out yesterday. While my intentions were there, my body said otherwise as I suffered through a pretty nasty migraine. Thankfully, I’m better today but I have been left with a ton of work to do to get ready for the new school world online tomorrow. Still, I wanted to check in here on a few items, including the weekly question, the twitter chat with Nick and the upcoming Duran Duran watch party.

Question of the Week

The last couple of weeks have been focused on the song that best represents the Astronaut Tour. First, I included all the songs they played in 2005 then limited to the songs people chose from that list. Now, we have a tie between two songs. This week’s poll will give us our final result.

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Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?

Nick’s Twitter Chat

Did anyone check out the Friday Twitter chat with Nick? I “watched” the tweets as I worked and had a few observations that I wanted to acknowledge. First of all, Nick was on longer than the rest, about an hour. It seemed to me that Nick took longer to “respond” which meant that there were longer pauses in between his tweets. That said, I appreciate some of the clever questions/comments that were shared. You can read the transcript here. I, for one, will be interested in seeing the chat next week with John. I’ll be curious to see if I will be able to watch as it happens as I’ll probably be doing school at that time. (I’m still getting used to this weird schedule I have.)

Duran Duran Facebook Watch Party

This weekend Duran Duran posted on their social media that they will be hosting a video watch party on Facebook: Duran Duran’s “Watch Party,” on the band’s Facebook page, will now take place on TUESDAY April 7 at 5pm EST (2pm PST, 10pm GMT). I, for one, have never actually checked into one of these watch parties. I might actually try for a bit on Tuesday just to see what it is like.

On that note, I better get back to work. Is it June yet?!

-A

Question of the Week: Astronaut Tour Representation Part 2

This week we are continuing to figure out which song best represents the Astronaut Tour. So far, people have selected the song that best represents the Paper Gods Tour, the All You Need Is Now Tour and the Red Carpet Massacre Tour. Last week, I listed each and every song that the band played on tour in the year 2005 and asked people to choose the song that represents the Astronaut Tour but I promised everyone that people would get a second chance to vote. So, this week, the poll includes just the songs that people voted for in the past week. After that, we can declare we have picked out the song that represents the Astronaut Tour.

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?

Question of the Week: Astronaut Tour Representation

It is Saturday! That means that it is time for the question of the week. If you have been following along, the theme of this current set of questions is the song that represents each tour. By the end of the set of questions, I am hoping that we have a song for each tour Duran Duran has ever done. When we started this set, I opted to go from most recent to least. Our results so far are:

Paper Gods Tour – Pressure Off

All You Need Is Now Tour – All You Need Is Now

Red Carpet Massacre – Nite Runner

Now, it is time to vote on a song that best represents the Astronaut Tour. When creating the poll, I looked the songs the band played in 2005 as they played most of the songs then. Now, before I share the poll, I want to warn you that the band played more than 40 different songs in 2005. Will it be hard to choose? Without a doubt. To ease your struggle, pick the song that grabs you first. Then, next week, I’ll do the same question, narrowing to just the songs that were chosen. This way if you change your mind, you have another opportunity to vote. On that note, happy voting!

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Astronaut Tour?

Question of the Week: Red Carpet Massacre Tour Part 2

Last week, for the question of the week, I asked about what song best represents the Red Carpet Massacre Tour. This is part of a larger question, which is to pick a representative song from each tour. So far, fans have chosen Pressure Off for the Paper Gods Tour and All You Need Is Now for the All You Need Is Now Tour. In looking at the results of the question about the Red Carpet Massacre Tour, I noticed that there were a number of songs that the band played that did not receive any votes. Then, there were a lot of songs in which the vote was super close. Because of this, I opted to ask the question again with one major difference. I included only the songs that received votes. Sometimes, I worry that too many choices can be overwhelming. I also wanted to give people a chance to vote if they did not get to last week.

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Which Song Best Represents the Red Carpet Massacre Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Red Carpet Massacre Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Red Carpet Massacre Tour?