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Late Bar
8 planet earth uk EMI 5137 DURAN DURAN SINGLE
song by Duran Duran
Released 2 February 1981
Recorded December 1980
Genre Pop
Length 2:56 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer Colin Thurston
Duran Duran

"Late Bar" is a song by Duran Duran, released as the B-side to their first single "Planet Earth" by Capitol-EMI on 2 February 1981.

About the songEdit

The song was originally written before Simon Le Bon joined the band. It was originally titled "Breaking Away" and was very different. Duran Duran rewrote the song.

Produced by Colin Thurston, the song wasn't included on the original version of the Duran Duran album released in 1981.

The track was recorded at EMI's Manchester Square Studios in London, UK during December 1980. A demo was made on the 8 December, which is available on the Duran Duran: Special Editions album released in 2010.

"Late Bar" is a concert favorite and played every once in a while. The song appears in the band's SkyArts Songbook Special aired in 2009.

Song versionsEdit

Aside from the version on the "Planet Earth" single, no other versions are known to have been recorded.

TriviaEdit

Track ListingEdit

Release information pertains to UK release only.

7": EMI EMI 5137

  1. "Planet Earth" - 3:59
  2. "Late Bar" - 2:54

12": EMI 12 EMI 5137

  1. "Planet Earth" (Night Version) - 6:20
  2. "Planet Earth" - 3:59
  3. "Late Bar" - 2:54

CD: Part of "Singles Box Set 1981-1985" boxset

  1. "Planet Earth" - 3:59
  2. "Late Bar" - 2:54
  3. "Planet Earth" (Night Version) - 6:20

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

Also credited:

LyricsEdit

There's a hole in the wall next to you
Things with legs are crawling through
They're madly searching for the door in your room
You're coming out, you're going down

There's an all night party in room 7609
La la la Late Bar (ooh) la la la la la la late
You can dance together all night, if you've got the time
La la la Late Bar (ooh) la la la la la la late

Bodies move like flies on the wall
You wanna run, there's no space at all
The dancer's spinning in the mirror ball
You're coming out, you're coming 'round

But there's an all night party in room 7609
La la la Late Bar (ooh) la la la la la la late
You can dance together all night, if you've got the time
La la la Late Bar (ooh) la la la la la la late

Just come to the Late Bar
Come, so fast
Drink
I know what I'm talking about
I know what I'm doing
Aaaaaaaaaaaahh

There's an all night party in room 7609
La la la Late Bar (ooh) la la la la la la late
And you can dance together all night, if you've got the time
La la la Late Bar (ooh) la la la la la la late

See alsoEdit

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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