21 Signs You Spent The 80s Worshipping Duran Duran


If you spent a good amount of your teenage years worshiping the Fab Five, then you’ve come to the right list. It’s time to dig deep into your subconscious closets and fess up to all the crazy things you did for the wild boys.

1. You and your friends proudly embraced the “Duranie” label.

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2. At least one of your bedroom walls was covered floor to ceiling in D2 posters.

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You, of course, referred to them as D2 or Duran2.

3. Your shirt said ‘I ♥ John Taylor’ on the back.

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… or ‘I ♥ Simon LeBon’. Possibly even ‘I ♥ John, Simon, Nick, Andy and Roger’.

4. You thought you looked damned sexy in one of these.

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5. Anything you were wearing was covered in these.

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Your shirt, your hat, your prom dress…

6. You bought every teen magazine you could find that had poster pullouts.

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And if you were really lucky, you had a friend who was a Menudo or Def Leppard fan who would trade extra posters with you from their magazines.

7. You screamed. A lot. Maybe even fainted once or twice.

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At concerts. Watching MTV. Listening to the radio. Seeing a guy walking down the street from the back who you were convinced was John Taylor. So, pretty much you screamed when anything happened that was remotely D2 related.

8. You disowned John for a short period after you saw these.

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9. You had Duran Duran birthday parties.

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Andy, Feb 16
Roger, April 26
Nick, June 8
John, June 20
Simon, October 27

10. You had parties if there was a new moon on a monday.

11. You had every record variation, 12” and import you could find.

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Even the ‘side projects’.

12. You knew every lyric to every song, proving true fan-dom if you mastered ‘New Religion’.

13. You knew all the ‘b-sides’.

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The Chauffeur, Faster Than Light, Secret Oktober, Khanada, Make Me Smile =)

14. You’d only sing the Simon part of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.

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15. You posed for photos to recreate images of the band.

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16. Patrick Nagel became your favorite artist.

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17. You think current day Duranies are just groupies.

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18. You don’t acknowledge any album from here on.

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19. They still make you weak in the knees.

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20. It’s been 30 years, and nothing’s changed.

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21. And you still feel a little like this whenever you hear them.

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Is Miley Really Wrecking? Or is she Rawking her Career More than Ever?


Miley- The VMA’s 2013
Oh were to start… Ok  lets do a then and now,I just don’t know how else to make this work. Everyone by now has Seen Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance and the backlash that was for the most part thrown at her. No one says much that Lady GaGa was in a thong but oh well. I think that this is just a new and Different time for the the MTV VMA’s. I remember when It really was about Music and the Art and Progression of Music Videos.

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The Madonna Factor- Madonna is one of my favorite female artists of all time. I grew up with her in the 80’s and watched her grown into a worldwide Megastar.But what helped her with her Career? That’s right controversy! We will not forget the Like a Virgin performance in 1984 that blew my mind and I was nervous watching with my parents in the same room,but it happened.

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We wont forget her kissing Britney Spears at the VMA’s on On Aug. 28, 2003.  No she is not the first and certainly wont be the last in the history of music that use this platform of Sex to build their foundation to shoot them into the orbit of Stardom.

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So what is all the sudden horrid shock that another artist is dong this so crazy?  Miley is doing the same thing ,the same way. She has been doing things that are news worthy and getting people talking whether the reaction is good or bad she IS in the spotlight. This is why her album has shot to #1 on the charts in record time. Had these recent events not happened with her, would that have still happened, I don’t believe so. I am sure it would have done really well, But nothing like this. Are these things morally right, I am not going to judge that , will she be proud to show her children this one day,probably not. Again NONE of this bothers me, it is what it is, However what does bother me about all this is that a lot of young ,impressionable girls look up to Miley as a role model, and I do Not think that a girl that was represented by Disney in  Hannah Montana is providing that.

Miley’s  Wrecking Ball Video – Ok so we have yet another controversial video, We have a 21 year old girl that is riding a Wrecking Ball naked, I don’t have a problem with that. I didn’t dig the licking of the hammer so much But I DO like the song. If I had a daughter that even was possibly thinking about doing something like that we might have a serious problem. By the way off subject but dam I want her boots from that video!

Music Back When – So this is my comparison, you can take it with a grain of salt, that’s fine. But just to point out the difference I want to take another Artist none other than the king of pop Himself Michael Jackson, who I sill love and admire to this day. This man was brilliant, he had it all Singing, the dancing, but most of all heart.this came through strongly in his songs, ALL of them,his music made clear statements, there was a message in every one. So it was the best of both worlds we had the catchy beat and music that made sense and had a message to convey to the world. i think one of his strongest and soul stirring songs that will always amaze me is his amazing hit with the January 1988 release of man in the mirror. Wow what a message, what depth and soul,this is what I am talking about that is sorely lacking in the music industry today.

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Can I relate – yes I can , I have got caught up myself with the catchy beats with certain songs in my life that fall on both sides of this crazy coin. I found myself suddenly separated from a long relationship at the exact time when P!nks famous So What! song was released. Boy let me tell you that was my Anthem. I was on a tyrant and that song allowed me to scream that song in my car with the ridiculous range of emotions that I was feeling. I guess I also felt that I could relate and connect with her somehow because we were in the same situation at the same time. I know delusional, but no one wants to see what twisted bizarre thoughts that run wild through my head.

Back to Miley – This song Wrecking ball from everything I have read and heard from Miley herself is about the painful breakup and end the the engagement to Liam Hemsworth. So its really the same as P!nk with so what ,the same as Kelly Clarkson with Since U Been Gone. All songs directly coming from the raw emotions of a broken heart. Miley although so young is expressing the same emotions but doing it HER way. I commend her on that. Will she calm down in her music and tastes with her videos in the future,Yes I believe so. She is young experimenting with her freedom and artistic expression. We all change, evolve and grow. One day she will meet Mr. Wonderful and probably look back and say wow I cant believe I wasted all that time and energy on him. It remains to be seen. I will polish this off by saying, Miley might not be doing things in her career right now that a lot of people would agree with, but who cares, if you don’t like it don’t watch, don’t listen. All I can say is Miley keep doing what your doing (except stop licking the hammer) because you have the worlds attention right now. You are peaking and you should ride the waves of your success.

The Defining lyrics that separate time and change in Music – Here is what I wanted to show as the difference between In my opinion, the difference between then and now.

THEN

MICHAEL JACKSON LYRICS

“Man In The Mirror”

I’m Gonna Make A Change,
For Once In My Life
It’s Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .

As I, Turn Up The Collar On My
Favorite Winter Coat
This Wind Is Blowin’ My Mind
I See The Kids In The Street,
With Not Enough To Eat
Who Am I, To Be Blind?
Pretending Not To See
Their Needs
A Summer’s Disregard,
A Broken Bottle Top
And A One Man’s Soul
They Follow Each Other On
The Wind Ya’ Know
‘Cause They Got Nowhere
To Go
That’s Why I Want You To
Know

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah)

I’ve Been A Victim Of A Selfish
Kind Of Love
It’s Time That I Realize
That There Are Some With No
Home, Not A Nickel To Loan
Could It Be Really Me,
Pretending That They’re Not
Alone?

A Widow Deeply Scarred,
Somebody’s Broken Heart
And A Washed-Out Dream
(Washed-Out Dream)
They Follow The Pattern Of
The Wind, Ya’ See
Cause They Got No Place
To Be
That’s Why I’m Starting With
Me
(Starting With Me!)

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
(Ooh!)
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Ooh!)
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
(Ooh!)
I’m Asking Him To Change His
Ways
(Change His Ways-Ooh!)
And No Message Could’ve
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .)
Change!

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror,
(Man In The Mirror-Oh
Yeah!)
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Better Change!)
No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make The Change)
(You Gotta Get It Right, While
You Got The Time)
(‘Cause When You Close Your
Heart)
You Can’t Close Your . . .Your
Mind!
(Then You Close Your . . .
Mind!)
That Man, That Man, That
Man, That Man
With That Man In The Mirror
(Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!)
That Man, That Man, That Man
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Better Change!)
You Know . . .That Man
No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah
(Oh Yeah!)
Gonna Feel Real Good Now!
Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah!
Yeah Yeah!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah
(Ooooh . . .)
Oh No, No No . . .
I’m Gonna Make A Change
It’s Gonna Feel Real Good!
Come On!
(Change . . .)
Just Lift Yourself
You Know
You’ve Got To Stop It.
Yourself!
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
I’ve Got To Make That Change,
Today!
Hoo!
(Man In The Mirror)
You Got To
You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .
Brother . . .
Hoo!
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
You Know-I’ve Got To Get
That Man, That Man . . .
(Man In The Mirror)
You’ve Got To
You’ve Got To Move! Come
On! Come On!
You Got To . . .
Stand Up! Stand Up!
Stand Up!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Stand Up And Lift
Yourself, Now!
(Man In The Mirror)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Aaow!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Gonna Make That Change . . .
Come On!
(Man In The Mirror)
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know . . .
(Change . . .)
Make That Change.

Now

MILEY CYRUS LYRICS

“Wrecking Ball”

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell.
A love no one could deny

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I put you high up in the sky
And now, you’re not coming down
It slowly turned, you let me burn
And now, we’re ashes on the ground

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
And instead of using force
I guess I should’ve let you win
I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
I guess I should’ve let you win

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

And now for the controversial video everyone is talking about here is Miley Cyrus with Wrecking Ball

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In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran


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Sooo, I just finished reading In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran. I loved it. I have been in love With Bass God John Taylor of Duran Duran for 100 years. It was amazing to go on this journey of all the trials and tribulations Duran Duran and mainly John went through. Anyway I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that hasn’t read it yet, but for the hardcore Duranie this is a must read!