Girls on Film by Duran Duran

Duran Duran

One of the most successful bands of the 1980’s, Duran Duran are a new wave band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, UK. The group were a leading band in the Second British Invasion of the US charts in the 1980s. Along with bands Spandau Ballet and Visage, Duran Duran were part of the New Romantic scene. The introduction of 24-hour music through MTV catapulted the band into the video age.

Girls on Film
Album Duran Duran
Date: 1981
Genre: Pop

‘Girls on Film,’ the third single released by Duran Duran became the band’s Top 10 breakthrough in to the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at number 5 and its popularity provided a boost to the sales of the band’s debut album, ‘Duran Duran.’ ‘Girls on Film’ didn’t chart in the US until became popular and widely known on MTV.

Lyrics by Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Michael Sullivan, Nick Rhodes, Paulo Massadas, Roger Taylor, and Simon Le Bon

See them walking hand in hand
Across the bridge at midnight
Heads turning as the lights flashing out
Are so bright
And walk right out to the four line track
There's a camera rolling on her back
On her back
And I sense a rhythm humming in a frenzy
All the way down her spine
Girls on film
Girls on film
Girls on film
Girls on film
Lipstick cherry all over the lens as she's falling
And miles of sharp blue water coming in
Where she lies
The diving man's coming up for air
'Cause the crowd all love pulling dolly by the hair
By the hair
And she wonders how she ever got here
As she goes under again
Girls on film (two minutes later)
Girls on film
Girls on film (got your picture)
Girls on film
Wider, baby, smile and you've just made a million
Fuses pumping live heat twisting out on a wire
Take one last glimpse into the night
I'm touching close
I'm holding bright
Holding tight
Give me shudders in a whisper
Take me up 'til I'm shooting a star
Girls on film (she's more than a lady)
Girls on film
Girls on film (two minutes later)
Girls on film
Girls on film (see you together)
Girls on film
Girls on film (see you later)
Girls on film

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