Every now and then something comes up in Duran Duran’s history that I didn’t already know. Occasionally, it will even be timely!
For example, did you know that “Ordinary World” was used on a soundtrack for a movie released titled One Perfect Day, which was released on this date in 2004?
Not only did I not know or remember that this happened, I don’t know the movie at all. It turns out that this was an indie movie, which probably explains why I’d never heard of it. I can barely keep up with the larger releases much less anything else. The story is about this music student who wants to write this song called One Perfect Day. He has a girlfriend in Australia who goes out clubbing with his sister, and unfortunately his sister ends up dying, and the girlfriend admits to having a part in her death. The musician ends up getting involved in the underground rave scene in Australia himself, and as the story goes – tragedy looms.
More fascinating than the movie itself, is the idea that a song released over a decade earlier was being licensed for a movie. If that doesn’t say “timeless”, I just don’t know. Yes, Duran Duran struck musical gold (and probably real gold as well in one aspect or another!) with “Ordinary World”. That song, along with several others in the Duran Duran catalog, will live on forever, I think. And we wonder why they still play them live….