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Drowning Man
Duran-Duran-Drowning-Man us promo
single by Duran Duran
B-side "Too Much Information"
Released 1993
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre Pop
Length 6:29 minutes (12" A)
5:14 minutes (Album Version)
6:45 minutes (Ambient Dub)
6:28 minutes (Dub)
6:29 minutes (Instrumental)
Label Capitol-EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran
John Jones
Duran Duran

"Drowning Man" is a single by Duran Duran, released from The Wedding Album to clubs in America by Capitol-EMI in 1993.

The single also had 12" promo releases in the UK and Italy.

About the song Edit

The song was co-produced by John Jones, who had previously worked on other band projects including the album Liberty and early live shows.

The track has a fused jazz-rock introduction, that progresses into a rap with heavy dance beats.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixesEdit

  1. "Drowning Man" (12" A) - 6:29
  2. "Drowning Man" (Instrumental) - 6:29
  3. "Drowning Man" (Dub) - 6:28
  4. "Drowning Man" (Ambient Dub) - 6:45
  5. "Drowning Man" (Album Version) - 5:14

Track listingEdit

12" (Italy) 7243 8 80778 6 6

  1. "Too Much Information" (Album Version)
  2. "Drowning Man" (Remixed by D:Ream)
  3. "Drowning Man" (Instrumental Remixed by D:Ream)
  4. "Drowning Man" Dub (Remixed by D:Ream)
  5. "Drowning Man" Ambient Dub (Remixed by D:Ream)

12" (UK) 12DD18 / 12DDDJ18

  1. "Drowning Man" (D-Ream Mix)
  2. "Too Much Information" (Ben Chapman Dub)
  3. "Drowning Man" (D-Ream Ambient Mix)
  4. "Too Much Information" (Deptford Dub)

7" (US) S7-17438

  1. "Drowning Man" - 5:14
  2. "Too Much Information" - 4:56

12" (US) Y-15995

  1. "Drowning Man" (12" A) - 6:29
  2. "Drowning Man" (Instrumental) - 6:29
  3. "Drowning Man" (Dub) - 6:28
  4. "Drowning Man" (Ambient Dub) - 6:45
  5. "Drowning Man" (Album Version) - 5:14

CD (US) PROCD-15995

  1. "Drowning Man" (Album Version) - 5:14
  2. "Drowning Man" (D:Ream 12" - 6:20
  3. "Drowning Man" (D:Ream Instrumental) - 6:24
  4. "Drowning Man" (D:Ream Dub) - 6:22
  5. "Drowning Man" (D:Ream Ambient Dub) - 6:45

Other appearancesEdit

Albums:

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

  • Fergus Gerrand - drums
  • Karen Hendrix - vocal samples
  • Jack Merigg - vocal samples

LyricsEdit

He's sinking faster than a drowning man
He'll grab a hold of anyone he can
Gun in his poket and a heart of ham
Uncle Sam

He's dying faster than a rabid dog
Infect us all now he's losing blood
Nose for trouble and a soul of rock
Smokey's man

Don't drag me down
I don't wanna drown
Your going down

NA NANA NA NANA NANA NA NA

There's not much flesh
Just skin and bone
Cheeks sunk deep
Eyes popping wide

Don't put out a hand to help him
This drowning man will bite it right off

RIGHT OFF
RIGHT OFF
RIGHT OFF

Don't drag me down
I don't wanna drown
Your going down

NA NANA NA NANA NANA NA NA

[MID]

He's selling faster than a magazine
Infect us all with his TV Screen

Don't drag me down
I don't wanna drown
Your going down

NA NANA NA NANA NANA NA NA

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