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3 careless memories uk 12 EMI 5168 duran duran song
cover song by Duran Duran
Released 20 April 1981
Genre Funk
Length 3:17 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) David Bowie, John Lennon, Carlos Alomar
Producer Colin Thurston
Duran Duran

"Fame" is a cover song by Duran Duran, released as the B-side to their second single "Careless Memories" by Capitol-EMI on 20 April 1981.

About the song[]

The song was written by David Bowie, John Lennon, and Carlos Alomar. It became the second single from Bowie's Young Americans album and became his first US No.1.

Bowie described the song as "nasty, angry". He admitted the song was written "with a degree of malice" aimed at the Mainman management group with whom he had been working at the time.

Duran Duran's version appeared on the 12" version of the "Careless Memories" single.

Song versions[]

Aside from the version on the "Careless Memories" single, no other versions are known to have been recorded.

Track Listing[]

Release information pertains to UK release only

12": EMI 12 EMI 5168

  1. "Careless Memories" - 3:53
  2. "Fame" - 3:11
  3. "Khanada" - 3:17

CD: Part of "Singles Box Set 1981-1985" boxset

  1. "Careless Memories" - 3:53
  2. "Khanada" - 3:17
  3. "Fame" - 3:11

Other appearences[]



Duran Duran are:


Fame, makes a man take things over
Fame, let's him loose, hard to swallow
Fame, puts you there, where things are hollow

Fame, hurts your brain, just a flame
A funny tin to dip you inside

Fame, what you like is in the limo
Fame, what you get is no tomorrow
Fame, what you need you have to borrow

Fame, the dirty swine, its just his line
He's only trying to drive you to crime.. (crime)

Is it any wonder
I'll reject you first
Is it any wonder
You're too cool to prove

A ticket for you, a ticket for me
I've gotta get to witchitta

Fame (repeat x23)
What's your name?
What a game..
What a shame.. what a shame..

See also[]

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