1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 19:
Duran Duran Talks About Topping the Hot 100
2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one for each day of December -- chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart since its inception in 1958. SEE THE FULL CHART HERE.
"A View To A Kill" had another famous man -- this one fictional -- helping nudge it to prominence. "When you're a kid growing up in the U.K., James Bond becomes a part of your life, a glamourous part of your life." Rhodes says of the band's title theme to the Bond film "A View To A Kill," which hit the top on July 13, 1985. "It's the only James Bond theme to have ever been No. 1. . . I was completely shocked." This second of Duran Duran's No. 1s, both of which remained at the top for two weeks, took the pinnacle away from "Sussudio" by Phil Collins; while "Reflex" replaced "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper at the top.
Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 20) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: Ne-Yo talks about his No. 1, "So Sick."