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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Duran Duran Series : Rio Album



In 1981, Duran Duran released their first album, Duran Duran.  "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film" are by far the most recognized and successful songs from the album.  "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film" are, of course, classics as well.

However Rio, as Duran Duran's second studio album, defines legendary iconic status for the band and their profound future.

Rio was released worldwide on May 10, 1982.  Rio was re-released in the United States in November 1982.  As of 1982, the success story of Rio is as follows -

- Gold status on March 1, 1983

- Platinum status on April 26, 1983*
*Note of interest - Roger Taylor's birthday is April 26, 1960.  (Roger Taylor being the drummer.)

- #2 status on UK Album Chart in 1982

- #6 status on U.S. Billboard 200 on March 12, 1983

- 2000 - #98 status from "100 Greatest British Albums" (Q Magazine)

- 2003 - #65 status from "100 Greatest Albums of All Time" (NME)

- 2004 - #1 status from "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1982" (CMJ)



 
 
In 2008, Duran Duran released a documentary on the making of Rio.
 
Duran Duran - Classic Albums:  Rio  (DVD)
 
 


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