Today in Duran History – Meet el Presidente

On this date in 1987, the song, Meet el Presidente, peaked at number 70 in the U.S.  It was the third song off the album, Notorious.    According to Duran Duran Wiki, which you can read here, the single version was different from the album version.  Another fun fact, according to that page, this was the first single to be released as a CD single.  How about that?!  Obviously, this song did not chart well. Do you think it was a bad choice?  If so, what would have been a better song to go with for the 3rd single off that album?  If you thought it was a good choice, why do you think it didn’t chart better?

Like the song or not, it seems to me that today might be a good day to go ahead and watch the video.  Enjoy!

-A

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