|Single by Duran Duran|
|from the album Astronaut|
|Recorded||Sphere Studios, London|
|Genre||Dance, New Wave|
|Producer(s)||Duran Duran with Don Gilmore|
|Duran Duran singles chronology|
| "What Happens Tomorrow"|
| "Falling Down"|
About the songEdit
The infectious pop song was one of the first that the band wrote after its reunion in 2001, but a final version was not recorded until 2004 with producer Don Gilmore at Sphere Studios in London.
David Medsker of PopMatters said:
If there is a single moment where things fall seamlessly into place on Astronaut,it is "Nice", a magnificent melding of Andy's power chords, Nick's wall of synths, and John's octave-jumping disco bass that recalls the best moments of Rio all rolled into one. It's not particularly complex, but neither was "Hold Back the Rain", a fan favorite to this day. "Nice" is simple in all the right ways and, like all good pop songs, it knows when to quit, with a cold ending at a mere three minutes and 27 seconds. The label is nuts if they don't release this as the second single.
The song, even more energetic live than on recording, was a crowd-pleaser among new and old fans at the band's live shows in 2004 and 2005.
Take the beautiful sting of a Scorpio A careless smile and it begins to snow And it hurts me to think That you might never know That I've got this thing about you In case you don't understand There's something else I meant to tell you There is nothing better Than being with you And I'm feeling so nice There is nowhere better Than here with you And it's feeling so nice Staying up with the moon And walking home in the rain Mixed with your perfume And never twice the same I got a lot to lose But everything to gain When I really think about it You haven't got a clue It's all that I can do to hide it There is nothing better Than being with you And I'm feeling so nice There is nowhere better Than here with you And it's feeling so nice Did I already say 'Cause you make me forget I might as well be brave and tell 'ya And it hurts me to think that You might never know Will it hurt as much being true? I might as well be brave and tell 'ya Yeah I'm feeling And it's feeling so nice
Gary Oldknow, who created most of the videos for The Devils and on-stage visuals for Duran Duran's concerts since 1998, was commissioned to make a music video for "Nice". As the track was relegated to radio play and download only, with no marketing push, the video got cancelled before it was completed.
B-sides, bonus tracks and remixesEdit
There were no b-sides made for "Nice", but there were a myriad of remixes available via download on iTunes Store. These consist of a single mix and radio mixes by Eric Prydz, plus other by Pablo La Rosa, Mike Greig, Dready and Johnson Somerset.
- "Nice (Eric Prydz Mix)" (3:28)
- "Nice (Eric Prydz Radio Mix)" (3:39)
- "Nice (Eric Prydz Radio Too Mix)" (3:37)
- "Nice (Pablo La Rosa Naugty & Nice Mix)" (7:20)
- "Nice (Johnson Somerset Atomic Ice Remix)" (7:01)
- "Nice (Mike Greig So Nice Mix)" (3:54)
- "Nice (Dready Mix)" (3:51)
Apart from the single, "Nice" has also appeared on:
- Astronaut (2004)
Duran Duran are:
- Simon Le Bon - vocals
- Nick Rhodes - keyboards
- John Taylor - bass guitar
- Roger Taylor - drums
- Andy Taylor - guitar
| Simon Le Bon • Nick Rhodes • John Taylor • Roger Taylor|
Andy Taylor • Warren Cuccurullo • Sterling Campbell
|COMPILATIONS and EP's|
"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"
|Arcadia • Power Station • Neurotic Outsiders • The Devils|
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