My favorite Duran Duran song is "Secret Oktober" which was the B side of the single "Union of the Snake," back when singles had sides. The song was written and recorded in a twenty-four hour time period before the "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" album tapes were sent off. In the 1983 original, only vocalist/lyricist Simon LeBon and keyboardist Nick Rhodes are on the track. Recently, I found this cover by musician Michael Aaron, and I like it better because I'm predisposed toward stringed instruments. The rapid images of the video itself are distracting, mainly because I want to see what the guitar chords are. You can listen to the original here.
Some of you (like my mom) will say, "I didn't like the band then, and I certainly won't punish myself by listening to one of their songs now." Fine. Go ahead. Disparage away. When I was 14, I officially threw over Top 40 for heavy metal but quietly kept most of my old music. When it comes to musical preferences, I tend to acquire new genres without losing my appreciation for the old ones. The one exception may be modern musicals a la "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera." I remember listening to one of those musicals while I washed the dishes only to have my mom enter the kitchen and say, "You know, I preferred Motley Crue to this."