This week comes straight from a recently discovered band of mine, Duran Duran. An English rock band formed in 1978, Duran Duran was one of the most successful bands of 1980′s, with 14 singles in the UK Top 10 (including two No 1′s) and 21 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The success comes from having 13 studio albums featuring 39 singles. And after three decades of writing music, the band is still going strong, as they have been recently picked to perform at the London Summer Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Within Rock Band however, the band is only represented with three songs on the platform. A lot of people will already know Hungry Like a Wolf, which was included on the Rock Band 2 disc. Two other songs were released as DLC shortly after the original Rock Band, Girls on Film and Rio, which is the song I’ve chosen for this week’s Thursday Throwback pick.
Rio, the title track from the album of the same name, it is the seventh single by the band. Although not achieving the same commercial success as Hungry like the Wolf, the song did break the Top 10 on the UK charts and reach No. 14 on the US Billboard charts. The song also gained a lot of attention from generous airplay of their iconic music video.
It’s quite a fun track to play, with 3-tier guitar having a simple chart, despite include some fast strumming at the half way point. Be prepared for a work out for the 4-tier drums, as after a fun fill at the beginning for the song, the majority of the song uses a lot of yellow cymbals, which eases off during the outro. The 2-tier bass is problaly the chart with the most variety, with a great chart to be played here. Being Duran Duran, expect some a good time singing the 1-tier vocals.
Got any ideas for any artists we haven’t featured yet? Or different songs by artists we have featured? Any ideas would be great!
After looking through this site, why don’t you head on over to my growing fansite, The Tribute Pages which features loads of tributes of video games, TV shows and movies. As a bonus, all the previous Throwback Thursday articles are been transferred and updated there too, with the latest Me and My Gang.