Über Duran Duran
Duran Duran are largely responsible for bringing New Wave and New Romantic music to the mainstream. Taking their moniker from the film Barbarella, Duran Duran personified the 1980s by utilizing an exciting new concept called the music video. Anyone watching MTV back then was introduced to five English dandies from Birmingham who were jet-setting all over the globe. Duran Duran's signature style of seductive pop music is rooted in Funk rhythms, crafty Pop arrangements, and Glam rock melodies. The band first broke with the serpentine hit "Is There Something I Should Know." Shortly before the video for the glamorous, Eno-influnced "Girls On Film" was released, Duran Duran became a front page phenomenon; but it was sexy hits such as "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "The Reflex" from Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983) that made Duran Duran a household word -- especially in the homes where teenage girls resided.