Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
For one of Duran Duran's defining hits, “Hungry Like The Wolf” came together pretty effortlessly; with lyrics inspired by the children's fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood and a Roland keyboard synched to a drum machine, the band had the song nailed in one day. The track reached the Top 10 in the group's native U.K., but it wasn't doing much in America until the decision was made to shoot a video for it. EMI spent $200,000 to jet Duran Duran to the jungles of Sri Lanka, but it was worth every penny – MTV put “Hungry Like The Wolf” into heavy rotation, pushing both the single and the RIO album into the U.S. Top 10 (the video would later win a Grammy). Singer Simon Le Bon's 60th birthday is tomorrow, and to get an early start on the celebration the gold-certified “Hungry Like The Wolf” is our Song of the Day.