Saturday, March 16, 2019

#18. "Save a Prayer" - Duran Duran (1982)

With a couple of catchy singles and epic videos under its belt, Duran Duran went on to top those with the sweeping ballad "Save a Prayer". 

Filmed among the beaches and temples of Sri Lanka, the surreal video flows perfectly to the synth-pop gospel. 

The dreamy synths immediately draw me in before the synth flute takes over. Dancing children, crashing waves and five buddies on tour.

It wasn't all sunsets and one-night stands: guitarist Andy Taylor apparently fell into water used as an animal latrine during the filming of the video and ended up being hospitalized with dysentery. 

Fave lyric: "Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise"

1 comment:

  1. That is also my favorite line from the song, maybe because the Le Blanc lived in Paradise