The song won an Ivor Novello Award in May By the early s, Duran Duran's popularity had faded. Their album Liberty had proved a commercial failure, its two singles failing to make a significant showing on the British or American charts. It Ordinary World (Extended Mix) - Aurora - Ordinary World not until Capitol leaked "Ordinary World" to a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida during the second half of that it seemed like Duran Duran would find a resurgence in popularity.
To their surprise, the single proved so popular that Capitol had to push the US release date up, ultimately releasing it in December. The keyboards in the song were arranged and performed by Nick Rhodes and John Jones. The drums were played by Steve Ferrone at Maison Rouge. The guitar solo that characterises this song was arranged and performed by Warren Cuccurulloformer player with Frank Zappa. His instrumental rock trio version became a staple of his solo shows and was included on one of his solo albums "Roadrage".
The music video was filmed by director Nick Egan at Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California and the song later featured in the soundtrack to the film Layer Cake in Guarisco praised the song for having what he described as "a warm ballad feel, matching elegant verses Ordinary World (Extended Mix) - Aurora - Ordinary World of entrancing repeating-note hooks with a rousing chorus built on soaring runs of ascending notes.
Cuccurullo was brought in Ordinary World (Extended Mix) - Aurora - Ordinary World teach Andy Taylor how to play it. It has remained in the set list ever since. Many other older singles were also used as B-sides. To capitalise on the success of "Ordinary World" and the new Duran Duran fans it was finding, EMI used the single's release to lure these new fans to the band's back catalogue.
This mini- Decade was spread over the two CD singles released during the campaign. There were several other versions of "Ordinary World" released: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Chinese novel, see Ordinary World novel. For the American film, see Ordinary World film. For the Green Day song, see Revolution Radio. Duran Duran. Retrieved 14 March Retrieved 12 January Retrieved 14 September Ultratop Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 6 April Retrieved 22 March Les classement single.
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