Duran Duran's Chart Positions compiled by Ansgar Thomann


Welcome to Duran Duran's Chart Positions. Here I show an overview for the single and album performances in the UK, the US and Germany.    »»  :::  OFFICIAL UK CHARTS | THE HOT 100 & BILLBOARD 200 | OFFICIAL GERMAN CHARTS  :::  ««


The UK albums chart was a Top 100 from August 1981 to the first week of 1989. Since then the various artist albums have been allocated their own chart and consequently the artist albums chart has been reduced to a Top 75. The UK singles chart is a Top 75 since May 1978, the expansions Next 25 or Compressed Positions 76 200 are not a Top 100 or Top 200 per se, as they have special applied rules and are not strictly true. The singles and albums charts are a full Top 200 since the mid-90s of which the Top 75 is generally considered as the official chart, though The Official Charts Company lists a Top 100 at their own website for the general public. The UK chart day has been moved on July 9th 2015 from a Saturday to a Thursday. The German charts were a Top 75 until August of 1989. Thereafter, the Top 100 came into existence. In Germany, the chart day has been moved from a Monday to a Friday on November 4th 2005.


After all, the band have sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Here you will find when each single and album entered the charts what the peak-position was and how long it remained. The following singles and albums are included in this overview, which is based on the official UK discography:

 









 
 
 

Planet Earth (Single)

 
 

Debuted on February 21st 1981       
peaked at No. 12
remained for 11 weeks total.

After 'Planet Earth' found its way into the US dance clubs as an import, Capitol       
released it as a single on May 15th 1981. It did not enter the Hot 100.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Careless Memories (Single)

 
 

Debuted on May 9th 1981       
peaked at No. 37
remained for 7 weeks total.

In America, 'Careless Memories' was only available as a promotional single on 12" vinyl.       

Released in Holland, without a reference to 'GEMA' (a performance rights organization       
from Germany). I can only guess that it has also been distributed for the
German market. However, it did not enter the singles chart.

 
 
 

Duran Duran (Album)

 
 

Debuted on June 27th 1981       
peaked at No. 3
remained for 118 weeks total.

Released in June 1981, the debut album entered the Billboard 200 not before early 1983, as       
the band finally succeeded with the remixed and remastered North American 'Rio' LP. This
first album was re-released in the US in April 1983 with a different sleeve and the
inclusion of the (then) current single 'Is There Something I Should Know?'. This
combination gave the album a push and in August 1983 it could be found at No. 10.

Debuted on February 19th 1983
peaked at No. 10
remained for 87 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Girls On Film (Single)

 
 

Debuted on July 25th 1981       
peaked at No. 5
remained for 11 weeks total.

Released not before September 1981. The band still had to wait for an entry on the Hot 100.       

No entry.       

 
 
 

My Own Way (Single)

 
 

Debuted on November 28th 1981       
peaked at No. 14
remained for 11 weeks total.

No release.       

No entry.       

 
 
 

Hungry Like The Wolf (Single)

 
 

Debuted on May 15th 1982       
peaked at No. 5
remained for 12 weeks total.

'Hungry Like The Wolf' was re-released in the States in December 1982 and was the first hit       
in America. The first issue of the single from June 1982 didn't enter the Hot 100.

Debuted on December 25th 1982
peaked at No. 3
remained for 23 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Rio (Album)

 
 

The album was 99p at Google Play for one week, hence its return to the chart at No. 28 on       
September 17th 2015. This was the album's first Top 75 appearance since August 4th 1984.

Debuted on May 22nd 1982
peaked at No. 2
remained for 110 weeks total.

In the USA, the album charted very low and slowly since June 1982. Capitol remastered the       
album with the remixed David Kershenbaum cuts and re-released it in November 1982.
Along with the success of the reissued 'Hungry Like The Wolf' single, the 'Rio' LP
exploded onto the charts in early 1983, six months after its original release.

Debuted on June 5th 1982
peaked at No. 6
remained for 129 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Save A Prayer (Single)

 
 

Debuted on August 21st 1982       
peaked at No. 2
remained for 9 weeks total.

Nearly 3 years after the UK release, 'Save A Prayer' was available in       
the States as a second single from 'Arena' in January 1985.

Debuted on February 2nd 1985
peaked at No. 16
remained for 14 weeks total.

'Save A Prayer' was a single off 'Arena' in Germany as well. In 1982, it has already       
been released in Holland, but without a reference to 'GEMA'. Again, I can
only guess that it has also been distributed for the German market. Anyway,
the release from 1982 didn't show up on the singles chart.

Debuted on February 18th 1985
peaked at No. 27
remained for 11 weeks total.

 
 
 

Rio (Single)

 
 

Debuted on November 13th 1982       
peaked at No. 9
remained for 11 weeks total.

'Rio' was re-released in the States in March 1983 and was the follow-up to 'Hungry Like       
The Wolf'. The first issue of the single from October 1982 didn't enter the Hot 100.

Debuted on April 2nd 1983
peaked at No. 14
remained for 13 weeks total.

'Rio' (1C 006-64 938) was released at same time in Germany as 'Carnival' (1A 062Z-64 942)       
and 'Save A Prayer' (1A 006-64 953) were released in Holland. This must have been in
late October or early November 1982, but the single didn't enter the chart.

 
 
 

Is There Something I Should Know? (Single)

 
 

Debuted on March 26th 1983       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 9 weeks total.

Debuted on June 4th 1983       
peaked at No. 4
remained for 17 weeks total.

'Is There Something I Should Know?' was the first appearance on the official list in Germany.       

Debuted on May 2nd 1983
peaked at No. 28
remained for 11 weeks total.

 
 
 

Union Of The Snake (Single)

 
 

Debuted on October 29th 1983       
peaked at No. 3
remained for 11 weeks total.

Debuted on November 5th 1983       
peaked at No. 3
remained for 17 weeks total.

Debuted on November 14th 1983       
peaked at No. 37
remained for 16 weeks total.

 
 
 

Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Album)

 
 

Debuted on December 3rd 1983       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 47 weeks total.

Debuted on December 10th 1983       
peaked at No. 8
remained for 64 weeks total.

Debuted on December 26th 1983       
peaked at No. 17
remained for 40 weeks total.

 
 
 

New Moon On Monday (Single)

 
 

Debuted on February 4th 1984       
peaked at No. 9
remained for 7 weeks total.

Debuted on January 14th 1984       
peaked at No. 10
remained for 16 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

The Reflex (Single)

 
 

Debuted on April 28th 1984       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 14 weeks total.

Debuted on April 21st 1984       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 21 weeks total.

Debuted on May 28th 1984       
peaked at No. 8
remained for 17 weeks total.

 
 
 

The Wild Boys (Single)

 
 

Debuted on November 3rd 1984       
peaked at No. 2
remained for 14 weeks total.

Debuted on November 3rd 1984       
peaked at No. 2
remained for 18 weeks total.

Debuted on November 12th 1984       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 17 weeks total.

 
 
 

Arena (Live Album)

 
 

Debuted on November 24th 1984       
peaked at No. 6
remained for 31 weeks total.

Debuted on December 1st 1984       
peaked at No. 4
remained for 28 weeks total.

Debuted on November 26th 1984       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 25 weeks total.

 
 
 

A View To A Kill (Single)

 
 

Debuted on May 18th 1985       
peaked at No. 2
remained for 16 weeks total.

Debuted on May 18th 1985       
peaked at No. 1
remained for 17 weeks total.

Debuted on May 27th 1985       
peaked at No. 9
remained for 21 weeks total.

 
 
 

Notorious (Single)

 
 

Debuted on November 1st 1986       
peaked at No. 7
remained for 7 weeks total.

Debuted on November 1st 1986       
peaked at No. 2
remained for 17 weeks total.

Debuted on November 10th 1986       
peaked at No. 12
remained for 14 weeks total.

 
 
 

Notorious (Album)

 
 

Debuted on December 6th 1986       
peaked at No. 16
remained for 16 weeks total.

Debuted on December 20th 1986       
peaked at No. 12
remained for 34 weeks total.

Debuted on December 15th 1986       
peaked at No. 22
remained for 10 weeks total.

 
 
 

Skin Trade (Single)

 
 

Debuted on February 21st 1987       
peaked at No. 22
remained for 6 weeks total.

Debuted on January 31st 1987       
peaked at No. 39
remained for 9 weeks total.

Debuted on February 23rd 1987       
peaked at No. 35
remained for 9 weeks total.

 
 
 

"Meet El Presidente" (Single)

 
 

Debuted on April 25th 1987       
peaked at No. 24
remained for 5 weeks total.

Debuted on May 2nd 1987       
peaked at No. 70
remained for 5 weeks total.

Debuted on May 18th 1987       
peaked at No. 54
remained for 5 weeks total.

 
 
 

I Don't Want Your Love (Single)

 
 

Debuted on October 1st 1988       
peaked at No. 14
remained for 5 weeks total.

Debuted on October 15th 1988       
peaked at No. 4
remained for 16 weeks total.

Debuted on October 31st 1988       
peaked at No. 31
remained for 7 weeks total.

 
 
 

Big Thing (Album)

 
 

Debuted on October 29th 1988       
peaked at No. 15
remained for 5 weeks total.

Debuted on November 5th 1988       
peaked at No. 24
remained for 26 weeks total.

Debuted on November 7th 1988       
peaked at No. 31
remained for 7 weeks total.

 
 
 

All She Wants Is (Single)

 
 

Debuted on January 7th 1989       
peaked at No. 9
remained for 5 weeks total.

Debuted on December 24th 1988       
peaked at No. 22
remained for 13 weeks total.

Debuted on January 30th 1989       
peaked at No. 28
remained for 10 weeks total.

 
 
 

Do You Believe In Shame? (Single)

 
 

Debuted on April 22nd 1989       
peaked at No. 30
remained for 4 weeks total.

Debuted on March 18th 1989       
peaked at No. 72
remained for 5 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Decade (Compilation Album)

 
 

Debuted on November 25th 1989       
peaked at No. 5
remained for 16 weeks total.

Debuted on December 9th 1989       
peaked at No. 67
remained for 16 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Burning The Ground (Single)

 
 

Debuted on December 16th 1989       
peaked at No. 31
remained for 5 weeks total.

No entry.       

No entry.       

 
 
 

Violence Of Summer (Love's Taking Over) (Single)

 
 

Debuted on August 4th 1990       
peaked at No. 20
remained for 4 weeks total.

Debuted on September 1st 1990       
peaked at No. 64
remained for 7 weeks total.

Debuted on September 3rd 1990       
peaked at No. 69
remained for 8 weeks total.

 
 
 

Liberty (Album)

 
 

Debuted on September 1st 1990       
peaked at No. 8
remained for 4 weeks total.

Debuted on September 8th 1990       
peaked at No. 46
remained for 10 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Serious (Single)

 
 

Debuted on November 17th 1990       
peaked at No. 48
remained for 3 weeks total.

No entry.       

Debuted on November 19th 1990       
peaked at No. 69
remained for 3 weeks total.

 
 
 

Ordinary World (Single)

 
 

Debuted on January 30th 1993       
peaked at No. 6
remained for 9 weeks total.

Debuted on January 9th 1993       
peaked at No. 3
remained for 22 weeks total.

Debuted on March 1st 1993       
peaked at No. 16
remained for 19 weeks total.

 
 
 

Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) (Album)

 
 

Debuted on February 27th 1993       
peaked at No. 4
remained for 23 weeks total.

Debuted on March 13th 1993       
peaked at No. 7
remained for 47 weeks total.

Debuted on March 8th 1993       
peaked at No. 22
remained for 21 weeks total.

 
 
 

Come Undone (Single)

 
 

Debuted on April 10th 1993       
peaked at No. 13
remained for 8 weeks total.

Debuted on April 17th 1993       
peaked at No. 7
remained for 25 weeks total.

Debuted on June 7th 1993       
peaked at No. 42
remained for 10 weeks total.

 
 
 

Too Much Information (Single)

 
 

Debuted on September 4th 1993       
peaked at No. 35
remained for 3 weeks total.

Debuted on September 4th 1993       
peaked at No. 45
remained for 11 weeks total.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Perfect Day (Single)

 
 

Debuted on March 25th 1995       
peaked at No. 28
remained for 4 weeks total.

Released in June 1995 at same time as 'White Lines (Don't Do It)' was released in       
the UK. It peaked at No. 1 on June 24th, but only on the Bubbling Under Hot 100
chart, which would be No. 101 concerning to the official Hot 100.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Thank You (Album)

 
 

Debuted on April 8th 1995       
peaked at No. 12
remained for 3 weeks total.

Debuted on April 22nd 1995       
peaked at No. 19
remained for 10 weeks total.

Debuted on April 10th 1995       
peaked at No. 50
remained for 7 weeks total.

 
 
 

White Lines (Don't Do It) (Single)

 
 

Debuted on June 17th 1995       
peaked at No. 17
remained for 5 weeks total.

Numerous mixes were issued on promotional releases in February or March 1995, but none       
of them were commercially available in the USA. At least Canada had a 'real' CD single.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Out Of My Mind (Single)

 
 

Debuted on May 24th 1997       
peaked at No. 21
remained for 2 weeks total.

No entry.       

No entry.       

 
 
 

Medazzaland (Album)

 
 

EMI didn't want to release this album in Europe. They saw no hit potential in it.       

Debuted on November 1st 1997       
peaked at No. 58
remained for 3 weeks total.

'Medazzaland' has never been physically released in Europe, but was made       
available to buy digitally through the iTunes store in July 2008.

 
 
 

Greatest (Compilation Album)

 
 

EMI released this second greatest hits compilation in November 1998. Initially peaking       
at No. 15, the album re-entered at No. 4 on February 28th 2004, after the band won
at the 'Brit-Awards'. In 2011 'Greatest' had its 8th re-entry on the UK Top 75!

Debuted on November 21st 1998
peaked at No. 4
remained for 50 weeks total.

After VH1 aired the premiere of the Duran Duran 'Behind The Music' special in April 1999,       
'Greatest' peaked at No. 170. The reissue of March 2005, which also included a DVD,
reached the chart for another week at No. 146 on April 16th 2005, but was removed shortly
afterwards. Probably due to the fact that it also peaked at No. 7 on the Catalog Albums
chart at same time. Billboard defines a catalog title as one that ranks below No. 100, is
more than 18 months old and does not have a current charting single. From 1991 to 2009,
these titles have been removed from the Billboard 200, even if they were reissued.

Debuted on April 24th 1999
peaked at No. 170
remained for 1 week.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Electric Barbarella (Single)

 
 

More than 1 year after the US release, 'Electric Barbarella' was available       
in the UK as a single from 'Greatest' in January 1999.

Debuted on January 30th 1999
peaked at No. 23
remained for 3 weeks total.

'Electric Barbarella' was a single taken from 'Medazzaland' in America.       

Debuted on October 11th 1997
peaked at No. 52
remained for 9 weeks total.

Virgin released a 'Medazzaland' related promotional single in 1997, which was       
made in Holland. In late 1998 EMI came up with a commercial release for the
EU (7243 8 86446 2 4), which has its connection to 'Greatest' and is probably
harder to find. The single didn't enter the official German singles chart.

 
 
 

Strange Behaviour (Remix Compilation Album)

 
 

Debuted on March 27th 1999       
peaked at No. 70
remained for 1 week.

This compilation was only obtainable as a Canadian import.       
Billboard does not include import sales in their charts.

No entry.       

 
 
 

Someone Else Not Me (Single)

 
 

Debuted on June 10th 2000       
peaked at No. 53
remained for 1 week.

Released as a promo-only single. It did not enter the Hot 100.       

No entry.       

 
 
 

Pop Trash (Album)

 
 

Debuted on July 1st 2000       
peaked at No. 53
remained for 1 week.

Debuted on July 1st 2000       
peaked at No. 135
remained for 1 week.

Debuted on June 26th 2000       
peaked at No. 80
remained for 1 week.

 
 
 

(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Single)

 
 

Debuted on October 16th 2004       
peaked at No. 5
remained for 4 weeks total.

Debuted on November 6th 2004       
peaked at No. 89
remained for 5 weeks total.

Debuted on October 11th 2004       
peaked at No. 39
remained for 6 weeks total.

 
 
 

Astronaut (Album)

 
 

Debuted on October 23rd 2004       
peaked at No. 3
remained for 4 weeks total.

Debuted on October 30th 2004       
peaked at No. 17
remained for 8 weeks total.

Debuted on October 25th 2004       
peaked at No. 23
remained for 3 weeks total.

 
 
 

What Happens Tomorrow (Single)

 
 

Debuted on February 12th 2005       
peaked at No. 11
remained for 3 weeks total.

Firstly released as a promo-only single for radio stations in January 2005.       
In April two of the remixes done by Peter Rauhofer became commercially
gettable on a digital single, but there was no sign of an entry on the Hot 100.

Debuted on February 21st 2005       
peaked at No. 80
remained for 1 week.

 
 
 

Falling Down (Single)

 
 

Debuted on November 24th 2007       
peaked at No. 52
remained for 1 week.

This song was released as a digital single in America and was not       
commercially available in a physical format.
It did not enter the Hot 100.

Debuted on November 30th 2007       
peaked at No. 79
remained for 1 week.

 
 
 

Red Carpet Massacre (Album)

 
 

Debuted on December 1st 2007       
peaked at No. 44
remained for 1 week.

Debuted on December 1st 2007       
peaked at No. 36
remained for 3 weeks total.

Debuted on November 30th 2007       
peaked at No. 85
remained for 1 week.

 
 
 

All You Need Is Now (Single)

 
 

This digital-only single was released worldwide on December 8th 2010       
exclusively on the iTunes store. In most countries it was for free
download, so it didn't even had a chance to enter the singles chart.

Same as UK.       

In Germany you had to pay for the single on iTunes, but since July 2007 units are of       
secondary importance to the charts here, what counts is how much volume of
sales a product is making. However, it did not enter the official German singles chart.

 
 
 

All You Need Is Now (Album)

 
 

The exclusive 9-track iTunes version was released on December 21st 2010 and has been seen       
at No. 196 on January 8th 2011. The latter physical package made the official UK Top 75.

Debuted on April 2nd 2011
peaked at No. 11
remained for 3 weeks total.

The iTunes version reached the Billboard 200 for one week at No. 119. The       
physical issue of March 2011 re-entered the chart at No. 29 on April 9th.

Debuted on January 8th 2011
peaked at No. 29
remained for 4 weeks total.

The digital iTunes version didn't do anything in Germany, but       
the CD has sold enough copies to enter the albums chart.

Debuted on April 1st 2011
peaked at No. 39
remained for 2 weeks total.

 
 
 

Girl Panic! (Single)

 
 

The plan for 'Girl Panic!' was somehow difficult to understand and failed to make any       
chart appearance: it was released as a promo-only single in the UK in March 2011,

as a limited 7"-only single on the 'Record Store Day' in the US in April 2011,       

and as a digital-only single in Germany in June 2011. The stunning video for this       
song came out in November 2011 as the final step of this 'release' journey.

 
 
 

Live 2011 - A Diamond In The Mind (Live Album)

 
 

Released individually on Blu-ray, DVD and CD and as a triple-pack Deluxe Edition       
containing all three formats. The CD is probably the less interesting option of
the several presented, therefore, it only made a disappointing but unsurprising
No. 186 on July 14th 2012. Means no entry on the official UK Top 75.

The CD didn't enter the Billboard 200, but reached the Top Current Albums       
chart for one week at No. 181 on July 28th 2012. The Top Current Albums
chart, that has the old rules of the Billboard 200, was founded when the
Billboard 200 readmitted the catalog tiltles in December 2009.

Debuted on July 13th 2012       
peaked at No. 59
remained for 1 week.

 
 
 

Pressure Off (Single)

 
 

Distributed globally via digital retailers and also available as a stream on the band's       
YouTube channel (June 20th 2015), but it did not enter the singles chart.

No entry.       

No entry.       

 
 
 

Paper Gods (Album)

 
 

Debuted on September 24th 2015       
peaked at No. 5
remained for 3 weeks total.

Debuted on October 3rd       
peaked at No. 10
remained for 7 weeks total.

Debuted on September 18th 2015       
peaked at No. 24
remained for 1 week.

 
 
 

Last Night In The City (Single)

 
 

The Radio Edit was already given as a digital audio file to DJs and radio stations       
in March 2016, two remixes have been available as a stream on the band's YouTube
channel in August, the video followed in September and in March 2017, Warner Bros.
finally decided to release a 4 track Remix EP available for worldwide download.

No entry.       

No entry.