Duran Duran - Save A Prayer

Performed Live in 1987

Save A Prayer was Duran Duran's sixth single release, and the third track to be lifted from the album Rio. Released on 9th August 1982, the song was the band's biggest hit so far and peaked at #2 in the UK singles chart, being held off the top spot by Survivor with Eye Of The Tiger.

In the U.S. Save A Prayer wasn't released until January 1985 (it featured a live version on the b-side) and reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The previous two tracks released from the Rio album were My Own Way (#14) and Hungry Like The Wolf (#5). The title track Rio was the fourth and final single release from the album and reached #9 in the UK. 

Watch a different version of this song in the playlist on the main Duran Duran page.

UK 12 inch vinyl sleeve
John Taylor with Julian Lennon - Smash Hits December 1984
John Taylor with Julian Lennon on the cover of Smah Hits magazine in December 1984.

 

 

Sounds of the 80s