I’ve always maintained that one can define Duran Duran’s sound and as equal parts art rock of David Bowie and disco funk of Chic with a hint of punk rock. With Chic being an influence on the bands sound it was inevitable that they would work with Chic founder Nile Rodgers.
Duran Duran’s 1983 album Seven And The Ragged Tiger had already had produced tow hit singles and this song was
headed towards simply being an album track. It wasn’t until they invited Nile Rodgers to do a remix that they decided to release the transformed version as a single. It became their first American #1 hit!