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This is a quiz about the band Duran Duran and their music from the 1980s.

A multiple-choice quiz by rainbowriver. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rainbowriver
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
362,577
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
262
Last 3 plays: Guest 37 (7/10), Guest 5 (8/10), encyclopediac (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The band's first single "Planet Earth" was released in February 1981. Who sang the vocals on this song? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Girls on Film" was the third single released by the band. This was to become their first Top Ten track on the U.K. singles chart. At what position did the song peak? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Complete the title of the fifth single "Hungry Like the ...."? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The sixth single to be released was "Save a Prayer" achieving a top position of Number Two in the U.K. singles chart. Which movie theme song stopped it from reaching the Number One spot? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Duran Duran were well known for their music videos. The videos for "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer" were filmed in which country? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The seventh single "Rio" featured one of the most memorable videos filmed by the band. The majority of the action takes place aboard which mode of transport? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The eighth single Duran Duran released was to become their first U.K. Number One single. What was this song called? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The ninth single "Union of the Snake" appeared on which album? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The eleventh single released was the band's second U.K. Number One and went on to become their first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Number One. What was the name of this song? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 1985 Duran Duran wrote and recorded the theme song to which James Bond movie? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The band's first single "Planet Earth" was released in February 1981. Who sang the vocals on this song?

Answer: Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon was born on the 27th October 1958; he joined the band in 1980 and became the fourth person to be lead vocalist in the band after Stephen Duffy, Andy Wickett and Jeff Thomas. The three incorrect answers are other band members who performed on "Planet Earth". Nick Rhodes (Keyboard), Andy Taylor (Guitar) and Roger Taylor (Drums).
2. "Girls on Film" was the third single released by the band. This was to become their first Top Ten track on the U.K. singles chart. At what position did the song peak?

Answer: 5

"Girls on Film" was released on the 13th July 1981. The song was written by Andy Wickett, one of the band's former members.
3. Complete the title of the fifth single "Hungry Like the ...."?

Answer: Wolf

"Hungry Like the Wolf" was the band's first major hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at Number Three. The video for the song won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video (Short Form) in 1984.
4. The sixth single to be released was "Save a Prayer" achieving a top position of Number Two in the U.K. singles chart. Which movie theme song stopped it from reaching the Number One spot?

Answer: Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"

"Eye of the Tiger" was the theme song for the Sylvester Stallone movie "Rocky III" and spent four weeks at Number One in September 1982. "Up Where We Belong" was from the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman" while "Fame" and "Chariots of Fire" were from the films of the same names released in 1980 and 1981 respectively.
5. Duran Duran were well known for their music videos. The videos for "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer" were filmed in which country?

Answer: Sri Lanka

Both videos were directed by Russell Mulcahy who was also responsible for the videos for some of the band's other songs including "Planet Earth", "The Reflex" and "The Wild Boys".
6. The seventh single "Rio" featured one of the most memorable videos filmed by the band. The majority of the action takes place aboard which mode of transport?

Answer: Yacht

The music video for "Rio" was also directed by Russell Mulcahy. It was recorded in May 1982 on the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Antigua.
7. The eighth single Duran Duran released was to become their first U.K. Number One single. What was this song called?

Answer: Is There Something I Should Know?

"Is There Something I Should Know?" was released on the 19th March 1983 and reached the Number One position one week later. "Careless Memories", "My Own Way" and "New Moon on Monday" were the band's second, fourth and tenth singles released respectively.
8. The ninth single "Union of the Snake" appeared on which album?

Answer: Seven and the Ragged Tiger

"Seven and the Ragged Tiger" was released in November 1983 and was the band's third studio album after "Duran Duran" and "Rio". Some of the other songs on the album include "New Moon on Monday", "Shadows on Your Side" and "Tiger Tiger". "Notorious" was the band's fourth album. It was released in November 1986.
9. The eleventh single released was the band's second U.K. Number One and went on to become their first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Number One. What was the name of this song?

Answer: The Reflex

"The Reflex" was the band's most successful single of the 1980s. "The Wild Boys", "Notorious" and "All She Wants Is" were U.K. Top Ten Singles released in 1984, 1986 and 1988 respectively.
10. In 1985 Duran Duran wrote and recorded the theme song to which James Bond movie?

Answer: A View to a Kill

"A View to a Kill" was Duran Duran's thirteenth single. It reached Number One in the U.S. but could only make it to Number Two in the U.K.
Source: Author rainbowriver

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