Duranie Homework: Rank Rio!

Last week, I asked people to rank the first album from their least favorite song to their most favorite song.  I had a number of people participate (although I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have more)!  Despite a bit of a debate about the addition of Is There Something I Should Know since it was not on the original UK version, I do have the results!  Based on the participants’ responses, here is how the fan community ranked the songs off the first album from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite:

  1. Tel Aviv
  2. Girls on Film
  3. Is There Something I Should Know
  4. To the Shore
  5. Anyone Out There
  6. Friends of Mine
  7. Night Boat
  8. Sound of Thunder
  9. Planet Earth
  10. Careless Memories

Anything surprise you?  I was not surprised to see Careless Memories at the top as it often ranks high in other polling and tasks we have done.  The same is true with Planet Earth.  I was surprised, though, to see Night Boat as high as it is!  I certainly would have expected Friends of Mine to be higher.  Perhaps, Night Boat is a track, then, that Duran should bust out and do!!  Now, I can’t just let people sit back and enjoy the results.  Oh no, we need to move on!  Here is your new homework assignment!!

Directions:  You will rank the songs off RIO from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite.  Please note:  In order to make your determination, you may need to re-listen to the album one or more times.


The songs that need to be included in your list are:

  • Rio
  • My Own Way
  • Lonely in Your Nightmare
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • Hold Back the Rain
  • New Religion
  • Last Chance on the Stairway
  • Save a Prayer
  • The Chauffeur

How to turn in your homework:  Once you have completed your ranking and are ready to turn in your homework, you will need to head over to the Daily Duranie message board.  Specifically, you will post your homework in this thread here:  Rank RIO thread.  Please note:  You may have to register for the boards in order to complete your assignment, if you are not already a member.    Of course, even after you post your assignment, you may want to go back to the thread in order to see others’ homework!  You can compare your homework to others as cheating does not exist for this assignment!

Your assignment is DUE by SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH.

What is your assignment worth?  It is worth being a part of the larger fan community and having YOUR opinion count!  Besides, this is all just for FUN!!!  Another recommendation is not to think TOO MUCH!  Just go with your gut on how you rank the songs!

I will compile all of the results to determine how fans rank the songs off of Rio.  From there, we will move on to the other 12 albums.  Have fun!


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