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"(Reach Up For The) Sunrise"
Duranduran sunrise
Single by Duran Duran
from the album 'Astronaut'
Released 27 September, 2004
Format 12" And CD Single
Recorded 2003
Genre Dance, New Wave
Length 3:27
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran, Don Gilmore
Duran Duran singles chronology
"Someone Else, Not Me"
(2000)
"(Reach Up For The) Sunrise"
(2004)
"What Happens Tomorrow"
(2004)

"(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" is a song by Duran Duran, the first single from the album Astronaut and their 31st single overall. It was the first single since "A View to a Kill" in 1985 to feature all five of the original members of the band.

About the songEdit

Produced by the five original band members and Don Gilmore, the song was written during demo session for the Astronaut album, held in the South of France. The track featured in the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Training Day - James M. episode aired on 23 March 2004, seven months before it was released on the Astronaut album and as a single. Duran Duran also showcased the unreleased song during The Reunion Tour.

LyricsEdit

Now the time has come
The music's between us
Though the night seems young
Is at an end
Only change will bring
You out of the darkness
In this moment everything is born again

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Now the fireball burns
We go round together
As the planet turns into the light
Something more than dreams to
Watch out for each other
Coz we know what it means to be alive

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Feel the new day enter your life
Feel the new day

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Music videoEdit

The video was directed by Michael and Mark Polish (aka The Polish Brothers), and featured each band member on their own journey across various landscapes, only to be joined together on a stage before an intense sunrise for the chorus.

Each band member's storyline was filmed in a different film or digital format, creating a very different look for each set of scenes. Besides the intended band version, five edits of the video were made available on the Internet, with each edit focusing on the storyline of one band member.

A further "Andy & Nick edit" was later published on iTunes Store.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixesEdit

The worldwide B-side was the otherwise-unreleased instrumental "Know It All", with several remixes from Jason Nevins, Eric Prydz, Ferry Corsten and Peter Presta, among others.

Complete List of Remixes Edit

  1. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  3. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Eric Prydz Mix)" - 6:46
  4. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Eric Prydz Edit)" – 3:36
  5. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:28
  6. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Full Intention Club Mix)" - 7:10
  7. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Full Intention Dub Mix)" - 6:35
  8. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Full Intention Radio Mix)" - 3:07
  9. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Club Mix)" - 7:10
  10. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  11. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Peter Presta Apple Jaxx Mix)" - 6:15
  12. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  13. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Almighty Vocal Mix)" -
  14. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Almighty Instrumental Remix)" -
  15. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Wayne G & Andy Allder Remix)" - 7:12
  16. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Wayne G & Andy Allder Remix Edit)" - 3:22

Covers, samples, & media referencesEdit

As of 2007, a remix of the song is used in the beginning sequence of the television programme Sunrise on Seven Network in Australia.

Chart positionsEdit

The single was released on 27 and 28 September 2004 in various markets. "Sunrise" peaked at number 5 on the UK singles chart in October 2004, and reached Number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on 4 December. It helped introduce Duran Duran to a yet another whole new generation of fans and marked the bands first top ten since Ordinary World in the UK even though it's chart stay was only 4 weeks.

It was #2 in Argentina with a run of thirteen weeks.[1]

Track listingEdit

CD: Epic / 675353 1 (UK) Edit

  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise [Alex G Cosmic Mix]" - 5:44

CD: Epic / 675353 2 (UK) Edit

  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Album Version)" - 3:24
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  • "Know It All" - 2:30
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise [Video]" - 3:24

CD: Epic / 675273 2 (Australia) Edit

  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Album Version)" - 3:24
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  • "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  • "Know It All" - 2:30

Other appearancesEdit

Apart from the single, "Sunrise" has also appeared on:

Albums:

Singles:

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Top 40 Argentina: 2004


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DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

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COMPILATIONS and EP's

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SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down"

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