80's Bands and Artists



 

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

 

 

Duran Duran in the 80s

Duran Duran was one of the top bands of the 80s video era. No other band used MTV the way they did to take themselves to the next level. Duran Duran had success with their early singles like Girls on Film, but the release of the video for their single Hungry like the Wolf took the band to superstardom. The video for Hungry Like the Wolf was filmed on location in Sri Lanka. The lush landscape and cinematic visuals of the video was something not seen before on MTV. The heavy airplay the video got along with the follow up video for the song Rio sent the Rio album into the top 10 on the Billboard album charts. They went on to place 12 more singles into the top 20 on the US Billboard charts througout the 80s. They, along with Michael Jackson and Madonna, took advantage of MTV like no other artists in the 80s.

They went on to have some success in the 90s and 2000s, but the 80s Duran Duran was the band at their peak, and probably the #1 band of that decade.