“Hungry Like the Wolf” Duran Duran Review

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This is the 80s: you can’t convince me otherwise.

This weeks review is of Duran Duran’s 1982 smash “Hungry Like the Wolf.” If you’re not familiar with this song, you might live under a rock.

“Hungry Like the Wolf” is a hoppy, synthy song. The song is allegedly inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, although it bears closer resemblance lyrically to the questionable material you find when you look up the nursery rhyme on Google with the safe search off.

It’s the 80s: this song’s about sex, people.

This is also one of the songs that pulls off going “do do do do” for half of it’s runtime.

Everything just seems to fit in this song. Of course, there’s always a surprise if you’re listening.

See, my local college radio station only has the “night version” of the recording? What’s the difference? Well, apart from the longer runtime, the song ends with heavy female moaning.

You read that right.

We sometimes play it to see if anybody notices it and gets uncomfortable.

I mean, what do you expect from a song with the line “juices like wine”?

Grade: A

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