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DURAN DURAN "RIO" 1982     RIO - A classy Pop song which whisks you away into a bright, sunny climate and has you happily singing the chorus as though you were in Summer.  With elements of New Wave and Synth Pop this was archetypal of the early 80s era.     MY OWN WAY - This track was similar in style to the debut album's Electro Pop style, a catchy chorus yet again and an ideal follow-on single after "Girls On Film". LONELY IN YOUR NIGHTMARE - An unusual one, it reminds me a little of a Gary Numan track in his prime, with its mix of haunting guitars and electronics.  However, the chorus is quite catchy and its a nice song. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - Has elements similar to "My Own Way" and "Rio", a perfect crossover from the debut album to this second one.  A more polished sound with lesser Electronic effects than previous tracks by the band.   HOLD BACK THE RAIN - A slightly more rockier sound on this track,