Duran Duran “Nite Runner” stream- not just for fatties anymore

Posted August 12th, 2007 by eric

When I first heard that Duran Duran had scrapped a completed album that had been billed as a return to their new wave roots in favor of trendy Timbaland and Justin Timberlake collaborations, I was ready to stick a fork in the band, as I’ve been tempted to do on more than one occasion over the years. Ok, ever since Warren Cuccurullo was made a permanent member. I fully supported founding guitarist Andy Taylor’s second departure as a result of such transparently careerist decisions. But, out of morbid curiosity, I checked out the stream of the band’s new single “Nite Runner” at Entertainment Weekly, and, much to my surprise, it’s really not half bad. You can hear the Timbaland influence all over it, but it sounds daring and claustrophobic and kind of subversive. It’s by far the best thing the band has done in ages, laying to absolute waste 2004’s much touted reunion record, Astronaut, which suffered from too much pleasantry and positivity to dig its heels in properly. Duran Duran might actually get on the radio again with this and sound damn-near cutting edge while they’re at it.  

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 K // Aug 13, 2007 at 9:40 am


  • 2 DJTen // Aug 13, 2007 at 10:27 am

    This track does it for me. I 2nd that, best thing this band has done since the early 90s.

  • 3 Bob@videoon // Aug 13, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I had my doubts going in but I like it

  • 4 Logan Young // Aug 15, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    Don’t confuse future sex with love sounds – this cut is both high and tight.

  • 5 Duran Duran "Falling Down" stream // Aug 16, 2007 at 10:53 am

    […] the buzz about Duran Duran’s “Nite Runner” stream at Entertainment Weekly, its label […]

  • 6 Paulo // Aug 19, 2007 at 8:00 pm


  • 7 Andy Taylor // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:41 am


  • 8 Duran Duran "Skin Divers" stream // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    […] forthcoming Red Carpet Massacre. There’s been much debate about the band’s new direction, but to me “Skin Divers” is the most polarizing new song yet to surface. […]

  • 9 tgilbrea // Aug 25, 2007 at 4:15 am

    Skin Divers is a MUCH better song. Hope it is their second single after ‘falling down’.

  • 10 tgilbrea // Aug 25, 2007 at 4:21 am

    Forgot to mention – this song is HORRIBLE!!!!

  • 11 stef // Aug 27, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Don’t like it much!I’ts the first time that i had to say this about a DD song.Rerelease Falling angel as a single!!(with falling down they are in the good direction)

  • 12 pathisel // Sep 6, 2007 at 9:56 am

    song rocks, great sound, great tune, will bode them well across all radio stations……..

  • 13 Octavia // Sep 6, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    What a BORING track.

  • 14 simon cresswell // Sep 6, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    niterunner is excellent and bang up to date and fallingdown is what duran is great at! how do they do it! whooosh man!

  • 15 Oscar // Sep 17, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Love it! Great track! This is definitely cutting edge and with plenty of radio play DD will be back in the limelight again! “Falling Down” will be a great first track. Hope “Red Carpet Masssacre” shines this November 13th.

  • 16 simon84 // Oct 8, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    best song ever!!!

  • 17 KFabulous // May 21, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Listen to tracks 1-4, and #6 on the RCM album…a few times. I assure you, this CD is infectious in the best possible way. Nite Runner should absolutely be their next release…c’mon guys!