The legendary "Fab Five," Duran Duran, released the band's debut single, "Planet Earth," in February 1981 in America. In the time since, Simon Le Bon and company have had a pair of #1 hits, and landed in the top 10 of the Hot 100 no less than eight more times. This is a rundown of Duran Duran's biggest bits on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
1. "The Reflex"
Duran Duran hit #1 on the Hot 100 for the first time with the famous Nile Rodgers remix of the third and final single from the band's third studio effort, Seven and the Ragged Tiger.
2. "A View to a Kill"
The Duran Duran crew would top the U.S. charts for a second time a year later with this Bond theme. FUN FACT: "A View to a Kill" is still the only 007 theme song to hit #1 in America.
3. "The Wild Boys"
The only studio track on the live Arena album, this radical Nile Rodgers-produced single with the equally intense music video climbed all the way to #2 for a solid month. Two songs would keep the track from the top spot over that time: Hall & Oates' "Out of Touch," and Madonna's "Like a Virgin."
The band's big comeback single after slimming down to a trio was another #2 hit for Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor. Keeping the funky Nile Rodgers-produced hit from #1: the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian."
5. "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Duran Duran's breakout hit in America rode the MTV wave all the way to #3 on the Hot 100 for the week of March 26, 1983. The two tunes ahead of the DD posse: only Michael Jackson's "Beat It" at #1, and Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" at #2.
6. "Union of the Snake"
The group set high expectations for third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger with the stark and seductive crawl of single this lead single Released in October 1983, it climbed all the way to #3 for the week of December 24, 1983.
7. "Ordinary World"
The lead single from the Thank You album marked quite the chart return for the Fab Five, peaking at #4 on the Hot 100 February 20, 1993. It was the group's first top 10 hit since "I Don't Want Your Love" in 1988.
8. "Is There Something I Should Know?"
Duran Duran was still riding high on the success of the Rio album when they released this standalone single June 1983 in America. The track cruised up the charts to park at #4 for the week August 6, 1983.
9. "I Don't Want Your Love"
The band kept the momentum of the Notorious album moving forward with this kinetic lead single from the underrated Big Thing LP in 1988. The track climbed all the way to #4 for the week of December 3, 1988. The #1 song in the country that week: "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" by Will to Power.
10. "Come Undone"
After "Ordinary World" reintroduced Duran Duran to the world of radio and the chart, the track's followup single rode that wave up the Hot 100 to peak at #7 for the week of une 19, 1993.