“Ordinary World” – Duran Duran

Duran Duran’s “comeback” song from 1993, I would argue that this is this their best. I’ve learned to appreciate the double Duran’s strange lyrics over the years (“You’re about as easy as a nuclear war,” “The union of the snake is on the climb,” “It means so much to me … like a birthday … or a pretty view”), but “Ordinary World” is the first of their songs that I appreciated on a purely non-ironic or nostalgiac level. I’m not quite sure what’s going on with this video, but “Ordinary World” is a really terrific and classic song.

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