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"Anyone Out There"
by Duran Duran
Song details
Duran1st Track number 3
from the album
Duran Duran
Previous track: Planet Earth
Next track: To The Shore
Length: 4:02
Writer(s): Duran Duran
Producer(s): Colin Thurston


Anyone Out There or Is There Anyone Out There is the third track on Duran Duran's first album Duran Duran.

About the songEdit

The song was one of the first songs written by the fab five and was played at their first concert together. The song was planned to have been a single (along with Planet Earth) in 1980 using the "Is There Anyone Out There?" title. The song features a nice, danceable sound to it, with driving bass, staccato guitar, and intricate drum and high-hat cymbal work. It showcases Duran Duran's perenially underrated talent even at the earliest stages of their career. Based on what the lyrics say, it is about a man looking for his lover after she leaves him. The bass line at the end of the song is a nod in part to the ending of David Bowie's 1980 hit "Ashes to Ashes":

"My mumma said, to get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom".

Despite never being released as an actual single, the song was released as a Brazilian promo single in 1981 (backed with Planet Earth). It also appeared as a B-side on a later released Sound of Thunder promo single (along with Tel Aviv).

Song versionsEdit

  • Anyone Out There (album version) - 4:02
  • Anyone Out There? (punk version) - 4:52 (thus far only live recordings have surfaced of this faster, more aggressive alternate arrangement)

LyricsEdit

I never found out
What made you leave
And now the day's over
Just an hour to go

I tried to phone last night
But you never answered
Just left me ringing on the line

Outside

Is there anyone out there?
Anyone else outside?
Ohhhhhhhhh
Outside love
Is there anyone out there?
Anyone else outside?

My face in the mirror shows the
Break in time
The crack in the ocean
It does not align

I tried to sleep last night
But I caught you dreaming
About days we used to wonder away

Outside

Is there anyone out there?
Anyone else outside
Ohhhhhhhhh
Outside love
Is there anyone out there?
Anyone else outside?

Look out of the window maybe you can
Call by my name
Another night over babe 
Another light comes on in vain

I tried to phone last night
But you never answered 
Just left me ringing in the air

Is there anyone out there (anyone out there)
Ohhhh oh 
Anyone out there (anyone out there) 
Ohhhh oh 
Anyone out there (anyone out there)
Ohhhh oh 
Anyone out there (anyone out there)
Ohhhh oh
Anyone out there (anyone out there)

Track ListingEdit

7": EMI-Harvest 31C 006 64832Edit

  1. "Anyone Out There" (4:02)
  2. "Planet Earth" (3:59)

12": EMI EMI PSLP344Edit

  1. "Sound of Thunder" (4:06)
  2. "Anyone Out There" (4:02)
  3. "Tel Aviv" (5:16)

Other appearancesEdit

"Anyone Out There" has also appeared on:

  • The Essential Collection

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

Also credited:

DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

Duran DuranRioSeven and the Ragged TigerArenaNotoriousBig ThingLibertyDuran Duran (The Wedding Album)Thank YouMedazzalandPop TrashAstronautRed Carpet Massacre

COMPILATIONS and EP's

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995

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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