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"Falling Down"
by Duran Duran featuring Justin Timberlake

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Song details
Redcarpetcover from the album
Red Carpet Massacre
Previous track: Nite Runner
Next track: Box Full O' Honey
Length: 5:42 (Album Version)
3:40 (Radio Edit)
Writer(s): Duran Duran, J. Timberlake (music)
S. Le Bon (lyrics)
Producer(s): J. Timberlake
Duran Duran Falling Down |
Single details
UK release: 12 November, 2007
Label: Epic
Format(s): CD, download
B-side(s): "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Live)"
Peak chart positions:
52  UK Singles Chart


Italy
Duran Duran featuring Justin Timberlake singles chronology
"Nice"
(2005)
"Falling Down"

"Falling Down" is a single by British band Duran Duran from Duran Duran's 2007 album Red Carpet Massacre, and was sent to radio and available to download from iTunes USA on 25 September, 2007. It was recorded in two sessions in Blueprint Studios, Manchester and Sarm Studios, London. The band collaborated with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Danja in writing and producing the song, as with most other songs from the album.

According to the band's official website, the single wasn't released on CD in the USA, due to the decline of physical singles being released in the US over passing time. However, the single was still released on CD in several European countries on an 8-track promo CD and also released featuring remixes by artists such as Sebastian Leger and T-empo.

In the UK, the single charted at #52, the second worst-performing single in Duran Duran's history after "Someone Else Not Me". Contrarily, "Falling Down" was a surprise hit in Italy, where it peaked at #2.

LyricsEdit

Once was a man who consumed his place and time
He thought nothing could touch him
But here and now it's a different storyline
Like the straw he is clutching

Why has the sky turned grey
Hard to my face and cold on my shoulder
And why has my life gone astray
Scarred by disgrace, I know that its over

Because I'm falling down
With people standing round
But before I hit the ground
Is there time
Could I find someone out there to help me?

Howl at the wind rushing past my lonely head
Caught inside its own motion
How I wish it was somebody else instead

Howling at all this corrosion

Why did the luck run dry
Laugh in my face, so pleased to desert me
Why do the cruel barbs fly?
Now when disgrace can no longer hurt me

Because I'm falling down
With people standing round
But before I hit the ground
Is there time
Could I find someone out there to help me?

You see I'm falling down
With people standing round
But before I hit the ground
Is there time
Could I find someone out there to help me?
I don't know.... Why...

Music VideoEdit

The music video for "Falling Down" centres around anorexic-looking models in rehab with the members of Duran Duran acting as doctors and therapists, wearing white suits and thick glasses, counseling a group of the models and passing around pills. Russian Victoria's Secret model Tatiana Kovylina starred in the video.[1]

The band has publicly stated that pop star Britney Spears served as inspiration for the main character in the music video.[2]

Apart from the MTV-friendly version, an "R-rated" version featuring topless models was also made (though this version has yet to appear). It was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Anthony Mandler who also did the video for The Killers' "When You Were Young".[3]

The music video premiered on October 16th on Yahoo! Music.

Track listingEdit

CD: Epic / 88697 19130 2 (UK)Edit

  1. "Falling Down" – 5:42
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Live)" – 3:26

CD: Epic / (US promo)Edit

  1. "Falling Down (Radio Edit)" – 3:40
  2. "Falling Down (Extended Version)" – 5:42

CD: Epic 8-track promo (UK)Edit

  1. "Falling Down (Sébastien Léger Vocal Mix)" – 7:25
  2. "Falling Down (Sébastien Léger Dub)" – 6:14
  3. "Falling Down (T-empo Main Mix)" – 7:36
  4. "Falling Down (Freeks Main Mix)" – 7:12
  5. "Falling Down (Ashanti Boys Main Mix)" – 6:03
  6. "Falling Down (Freeks Instrumental)" – 7:12
  7. "Falling Down (Sébastien Léger Radio Mix)" – 3:48
  8. "Falling Down (Original Version)(Radio Edit)" – 3:40

CD: Epic 8-track promo (US)Edit

  1. "Falling Down (Single Edit)" – 3:40
  2. "Falling Down (Album Version)" – 5:42
  3. "Falling Down (Ashanti Boys Main Mix)" – 6:03
  4. "Falling Down (Freeks Main Mix)" – 7:12
  5. "Falling Down (Sébastien Léger Vocal Mix)" – 3:48
  6. "Falling Down (Freeks Instrumental)" – 7:12
  7. "Falling Down (Sébastien Léger Dub)" – 6:14
  8. "Falling Down (Jeff Barringer Mix)" – 3:44

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

Featuring:

Also credited:

FootnotesEdit

  1. http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f52/tatiana-kovylina-29461-8.html
  2. Duran Duran Talk about 'Britney' Video : People.com
  3. http://news.yahoo.com/s/launch/20070921/en_launch/48570351 Duran Duran shoot x-rated music video
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