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Duranie Homework: Rank THANK YOU!

Last week, I asked people to rank the Wedding Album from their least favorite song to their most favorite song.  I now have the results from last week!  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. Shotgun
  2. To Whom It May Concern
  3. Breath After Breath
  4. Drowning Man
  5. UMF
  6. Sin of the City
  7. Shelter
  8. Femme Fatale
  9. None of the Above
  10. Love Voodoo
  11. Too Much Information
  12. Ordinary World
  13. Come Undone

Anything surprise you?  I was not surprised to see Ordinary World and Come Undone near the top as it often ranks high in other polling and tasks we have done.  I was surprised that Love Voodoo ranked as high as it did.  I wonder how much that has to do with the reappearance in the setlist.  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 THANK YOU 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:

  • White Lines
  • I Wanna Take You Higher
  • Perfect Day
  • Watching the Detectives
  • Lay Lady Lay
  • 911 Is a Joke
  • Success
  • Crystal Ship
  • Ball of Confusion
  • Thank You
  • Drive By
  • I Wanna Take You Higher Again

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 THANK YOU!.  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 SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH.

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 Thank You.  From there, we will move on to the other albums.  Have fun!

-A

Duran Duran History – Lay Lady Lay

Duran Duran history for December 30th takes us back to just prior to the release of Thank You.  On this date in 1994, John Taylor reports that the release of Thank You was being held up by the record company because of Lay Lady Lay.  This song was released as a single only in Italy (Capitol released “White Lines” as the first single in the US, and EMI in the rest of the world released “Perfect Day” as the first single – and both territories used the other song as the second), but in researching this topic, it is also clear that the song was a favorite of the band.  Nick Rhodes comments that the would have liked to have this song released as a second single, although he did appreciate “Perfect Day”.

What say you – would “Lay Lady Lay” have made a better follow-up single? Hindsight being 20/20 and all…

-R

Today’s Date in Duran History – Thank You

On today’s date in 1995, Thank You was released in the UK.

Opinions about this particular album vary widely among fans. Some dislike it, others embraced the work.  One very good thing (in my humble opinion) the album did for the band was bring Roger Taylor back into the fray – albeit temporarily – for work on Perfect Day as well as Watching the Detectives. Roger also appeared in the video for Perfect Day.  How can that be bad?!?  (answer: it can’t!)

-R