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Anniversary
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Single by Duran Duran
Released 31 August 2021
Format Download
Genre Pop
Length 3:38 / 5:19
Label iTunes Store
Writer Duran Duran
Producer Duran Duran, Erol Alkan
Duran Duran

"Anniversary" is the 42nd single by Duran Duran, and the third single released from the album Future Past, published in digital form on Tuesday 31st August 2021. ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.

About The Song[]

Composed and also produced by Duran Duran, Graham Coxon and Erol Alkan. The song was written during a period when the band were preparing to celebrate various 40th anniversaries. The year 2020 also marked the occasion of Simon and Yasmin's 35th wedding anniversary. The single was released 15 days before the 40th anniversary of Duran Duran's First American Tour, and two months after the 40th anniversary of the release of Duran Duran (1981 album), June 15th 1981.

John Taylor said “‘ANNIVERSARY’ is a special song for us. Obviously we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After playing and working together for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’ can really mean. It’s not something we would have thought song-worthy 40 years ago, but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.”

Music Video[]

Charts[]

Chart Peak
position
Italy i-Tunes Download Chart 21
UK i-Tunes Download Chart 26
Germany i-Tunes Download Chart 83
New Zealand i-tunes Download Chart 83
Denmark i-tunes Download Chart 89
United States i-Tunes Download Chart 94


Personnel[]

Duran Duran are:

  • Vocals, Producer: Simon Le Bon
  • Keyboards, Producer: Nick Rhodes
  • Bass, Producer: John Taylor
  • Drums, Producer: Roger Taylor

With:

  • Guitar: Graham Coxon
  • Keyboard, Programmer, Sound Engineer, Piano: Joshua Blair
  • Drum Programmer, Producer: Erol Alkan
  • Sound Engineer: Mark Stent
  • Mixing Assistant: Matt Wolach
  • Sound Engineer: John Webber
  • Sound Engineer: Ritchie Kennedy
  • Sound Engineer: Tom Herbert
  • Sound Engineer: Ed Farrell
  • Composer: Duran Duran, Graham Coxon, Erol Alkan

Lyrics[]

Come celebrate, this union
Come wholly and unchained.
How do you know?, stay or go?,
Keep riding on the train. 

(Woah, Woah)

What does it take from beneath the skin, 
To keep from letting go.
Some moments burned into the storm, 
And some you'll never know.

(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Holiday!
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Celebrate!
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)

Across the world, on radio,
For anyone to hear.
We are the song, so bring it on,
Once more be close and clear.

(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Holiday
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Celebrate
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo - Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
It's our time
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Yours and mine
Anniversary!
(Ahh - do-do do-do-do, Ahh - do-do do-do-do)

Celebrate with silver, oak and gold
Celebrate with paper, gold and stone
It may not seem like much 
It may not seem like much at all
It may not seem like much 
But it's everything to us.

(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Holiday
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Celebrate!
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Holiday
Anniversary
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Celebrate
Anniversary
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
It's our time
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)
Yours and mine
Anniversary!
(Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo, Ahh-ah - do-do do do-do doo)

Do-do do do dooo do do
I dont know, I dont know
Oh I wish they'd come and go (?).
Give it up, dont stop, can't stop, 
Give it up, can't stop, to know.
Hold me up, Hold me up
And on and on and on and on.
And on, yeah
Oh da-da da-da-da
Oh la-la la-la-la
Oh Yeah..
Oh Yeah..


Misheard Lyrics[]

See Also[]

DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

Duran DuranRioSeven and the Ragged TigerArenaNotoriousBig ThingLibertyDuran Duran (The Wedding Album)Thank YouMedazzalandPop TrashAstronautRed Carpet MassacreAll You Need Is NowPaper GodsFuture Past

COMPILATIONS and EPs

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995From Mediterranea With Love

SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down • "All You Need Is Now • "Girl Panic! • "Leave A Light On • "Pressure Off"
• "Five Years" • "Invisible" • "More Joy" • "Anniversary"• "Tonight United"

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