Duran Duran's Official Top 20 most-streamed songs revealed

We countdown the iconic British new-wave band's most-played songs to celebrate their new album Future Past.

Duran Duran are one of the most important bands of the new-wave movement of the 1980s, and show no sign of slowing down. 

With Future Past - their first album in six years - tied in a four-way battle to top the Official Albums Chart this Friday, we're revealing the Top 20 most-streamed songs from Duran Duran's back catalogue.

In a career now spanning more than 40 years, Simon Le Bon and co. have notched up two UK Number 1 singles and 14 UK Top 10s, as well as topping the Official Albums Chart once with 1983's Seven and the Ragged Tiger. View Duran Duran's Official Charts history in full here.

And unsurprisingly, the band's most popular song on streaming in the UK is a fan favourite. Hungry Like The Wolf, the second single from 1982's Rio, tops the list, with a total of 40.4 million streams to date in the UK. The super-charged banger, with lyrics inspired by the fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, peaked at Number 5 on the Official Singles Chart. 


The cover of Duran Duran's influential 1982 LP, Rio - with six tracks in the Top 20

In second place is the Ordinary World, a Top 10 hit in 1993 that served as the lead from their self-titled album (also known as The Wedding Album), while Rio (a Number 9 peak in 1982) is in third. 1984's The Reflex - the band's second Number 1 single - is fourth, while 1981's Girls On Film completes the Top 5. 

Duran Duran also hold the distinction of recording a Bond theme, too. A View To A Kill (7) became the first Bond theme to reach Number 1 in the US, while it had to settle for Number 2 in the UK, where it held the title as the highest-charting Bond theme for 30 years - equalled by Adele's Skyfall in 2015 and overtaken by Sam Smith's Writing's On The Wall in 2015. 

A total of six tracks in the Top 20 come from the same album - 1982's influential Rio - more than half of the album's tracklist, in fact. These include Hungry Like The Wolf (1), Rio (4), Save A Prayer (6), The Chauffeur (13), My Own Way (16) and New Religion (18). 

The most recent entry on the list is the 2015 single Pressure Off feat. Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers (17). The track served as the lead single from Duran Duran's Paper Gods LP, which peaked at Number 5 on the Official Albums Chart, their first Top 10 album in over a decade at the time.

Duran Duran's Official Top 20 most-streamed songs

POS TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
1 HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF DURAN DURAN 1982 5
2 ORDINARY WORLD DURAN DURAN 1993 6
3 RIO DURAN DURAN 1982 9
4 THE REFLEX DURAN DURAN 1984 1
5 GIRLS ON FILM DURAN DURAN 1981 5
6 SAVE A PRAYER DURAN DURAN 1982 2
7 A VIEW TO A KILL DURAN DURAN 1985 2
8 COME UNDONE DURAN DURAN 1993 13
9 PLANET EARTH DURAN DURAN 2003 12
10 THE WILD BOYS DURAN DURAN 1984 2
11 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW DURAN DURAN 1983 1
12 NOTORIOUS DURAN DURAN 1986 7
13 THE CHAUFFEUR DURAN DURAN 1982 N/A
14 NEW MOON ON MONDAY DURAN DURAN 1984 9
15 UNION OF THE SNAKE DURAN DURAN 1983 3
16 MY OWN WAY DURAN DURAN 1981 14
17 PRESSURE OFF DURAN DURAN/MONAE/RODGERS 2015 N/A
18 NEW RELIGION DURAN DURAN 1987 N/A
19 SKIN TRADE DURAN DURAN 1982 22
20 CARELESS MEMORIES DURAN DURAN 1981 37

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