considering i was in 6th Grade when they exploded on the scene, they form a pretty decent part of the soundtrack to my existence and experiences in that time.... though i was a Van halen, Doors, Led Zeppelin lover even back then, i could still appreciAte good pop music, as long as it was quality, not like the crap of today. the fashion and clothes were absurd then and even more so now...but they did make some very good stylish videos, and even now looking back, they made some really great tunes...more importantly, all the girls *LOVED* them...really to a maniacal degree...i can honestly believe it compared to the hysteria of teen girls for the beatles 20 years earlier... all my friends who were girls were *CRAZY* over them...and all of us boys knew that if you wanted to be with the gals and wanted them to like you etc. you had to like Duran Duran or at least pretend to...every single dance and party etc, there were at least 8 Duran Duran songs played, some even two or three times...and if you wanted to dance with the girls, it would have to be to Duran Duran all the girls had different favorites... you could tell alot about each girl by which of the Duran's they were obsessed with... most were absolutely crazed over John Taylor. I think Simon LeBon was #2 for the gals at my school then ther were a few who liked Nick Rhodes because he appeared to be the stranger, darker brooding one... and then there were a couple of them split between Roger and Andy... every girl had a tshirt with their favorite one, and had tons of buttons etc... even today, you can still listen to some of their stuff and it holds up as solid pop. Rio Hungry Like The Wolf Girls On Film Reflex View to a Kill those were some good tunes, especially Rio and Hungry like the Wolf. then they fell apart and became far less relevant so fast... in 82-85 they were just everywhere...then in 86-87, all the girls had grown up by four years ffrom the initial craze...then after 86 they just never did much again even though they had a couple of decent tunes what was your experience with them? were you too old, too young, didn't care... any memorable times/moments set against their backdrop? still like their tunes? I ask this because although i heard Rio a couple of times last year, i was watching "Hot Dog: The Movie" (incidentally, a great, juvenile ski movie) the other night and i forgot about the scene at the elegant house where there is the big party and everyone is dancing to Hungry Like The Wolf... and so i have been listening to it for the past couple of days... probably their best tune IMO thoughts?