Liz got this song stuck in her head earlier today and, of course, I then got it stuck in my head also. That just goes to show you the power of a good pop song. And in this case we’d say one of the best ever.
I mean, sure, “Rio” is a close second and “Planet Earth” is right up there too, but the irresistibility of “Girls on Film” is just undeniable. The infectious bass line, the singalong chorus, the nonstop hi-hat—it’s all there. John Taylor could very well be the most underrated bassists of all time, btw.
But, now that I think of it, shouldn’t the entire 80’s Duran canon be celebrated? There are so many great ones: the Bond theme “A View to a Kill” and “Wild Boys”. We’d probably even throw “Notorious” in there too, if we’re being generous. Maybe.
No wonder Andy Warhol was such a fan. Clearly, it was the tunes.